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Bahamas
Bahamas
Level of Competition 2013
ServiceCompetition
Local servicesFull competition
Domestic fixed long distFull competition
Inter-national fixed long distFull competition
Wireless local loopFull competition
DataFull competition
DSLFull competition
Cable modemFull competition
VSATFull competition
Leased linesFull competition
Fixed Wireless BroadbandFull competition
Mobilen/a
Pagingn/a
Cable TVFull competition
Fixed satFull competition
Mobile satFull competition
GMPCSn/a
IMT 2000n/a
Internet servicesFull competition
Inter-national gatewaysFull competition
ICT Statistics 2013
Population 377'374
GDP$ [2012] 8'149'000'000
Fixed-telephone 36.04
Mobile-cellular 76.05
Mobile-broadband [2010] 0.00
Individuals using the Internet 72.00
Fixed (wired)-broadband 4.11
Households with computer n/a
Households with Internet n/a
Tariff Policies 2013
Cost model to determine prices of regulated services
  • Yes
Accounting separation situation
  • In place
Tariff Rebalancing of fixed telephony services implemented
  • No
Type of costs on which the cost model is based
Traditional Retail services Traditional Wholesale services
Historical costs
Current costs
Other
Cost allocation methodology
Traditional Retail services Traditional Wholesale services
Fully Distributed Costs (FDC)
Long-Run Incremental Costs (LRIC)
Other
Approach applied
Retail services Wholesale services
Top-down
Bottom-up
Hybrid
Other
Regulatory Information 2013
Regulatory Authority

Name Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA)
Address UBS Annex Bldg., East Bay Street
City Nassau
Phone 242-393-0234
Fax 242-393-0153
Email info@urcabahamas.bs
Website www.urcabahamas.bs

Policy Maker

Name Prime Minister
Address Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre, West Bay Street
City Nassau
Phone 242-327-5826 / 7
Fax 242-327-5806
Email primeminister@bahamas.gov.bs; opm@bahamas.gov.bs
Website www.bahamas.gov.bs

Status of the main fixed-line operators
OperatorStatus
Bahamas Telecommunication Company LimitedState-owned
Bahamas Telecommunication Company LimitedPartially private
Systems Resource GroupFully private
Cable Bahamas Limited (CBL)Partially private

 

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