MVNO regulation is almost ready, as PTA has brought forward the regulation draft and has asked the industry for input.
As per draft, application for MVNO will go though MNO (Mobile Network Operator) containing details of the
Commercial Agreement between the MNO and proposed MVNO. These details will include
- Quality of service;
- Number Portability support by MVNO;
- Roaming arrangements;
- Revenue Sharing arrangements;
- Customer care arrangements; and
- Dispute resolution mechanism.
Upon satisfactory evaluation of the Commercial Agreement, the Authority shall approve the agreement and will issue MVNO license within 20 working days.
MVNO license will be valid for an initial period of ten years.
MVNO license fee is set at USD 5 million, which is quite high as per investors and media reports.
It merits mentioning here that according to Mobile Cellular Policy, PTA was due to prepare a detailed guideline and procedures for MVNO before January 28, 2006.
Complete draft for MVNO Regulations can be downloaded here