On 11th February 2015, Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) issued Order 1 of 2015. This Order replaces Order 2 of 2012 where it, among other things, requires licensees to provide quarterly market data to TRBR.
Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) relies on such data to perform its functions and duties under the Telecommunications Act 2009 and for assessing and monitoring the telecommunications market. However, licensees have raised their concerns that the data requested in Annex 2 of Order 2 of 2012 is too lengthy for them to be able to provide and, therefore, too demanding on their time.
Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR), in consideration of that view, then suspended the requirement of data collection (although it continued to request data on case by case basis) and then decided to review Order 2 of 2012; and after a wide consultation with all Licensees, issued Order 1 of 2015.
In summary, Order 1 of 2015 requires licensees to continue to provide data under Annex A on a biannual basis, instead of quarterly, and will enable TRBR to publish data that is six months old, where necessary.