FCCC launches study into cable landing station charges
September 27, 2018 10:01 pm
In an effort to improve internet services and make it available at competitive rates, the Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission will review the current cable landing station charges.
A cable landing station is the point at which the submarine cable connects into the land-based infrastructure or network.
This is a crucial link connecting Fiji to the world via internet broadband services.
Chief executive, Joel Abraham says the review is being done as part of FCCC’s regulatory over sight into the telecommunications industry.
Abraham says the review will mostly focus on the access to the international submarine landing station charges, changes in the local market structure and international pricing.
He says it is aimed at ensuring that international bandwidth is available at competitive prices and where costs are reduced at wholesale-end and such reduction (if any) are passed on to consumers.
Abraham says the intention is to promote growth of broadband services in Fiji.