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Samoa
Samoa
Level of Competition 2012
ServiceCompetition
Local servicesFull competition
Domestic fixed long distn/a
Inter-national fixed long distn/a
Wireless local loopFull competition
DataFull competition
DSLn/a
Cable modemFull competition
VSATPartial competition
Leased linesFull competition
Fixed Wireless BroadbandFull competition
MobileFull competition
Pagingn/a
Cable TVFull competition
Fixed satn/a
Mobile satn/a
GMPCSn/a
IMT 2000n/a
Internet servicesFull competition
Inter-national gatewaysFull competition
ICT Statistics 2012
Population 188'889
GDP$ [2010] 586'801'415
Fixed-telephone [2005] 10.84
Mobile-cellular [2007] 47.19
Mobile-broadband [2010] 0.00
Individuals using the Internet 12.92
Fixed (wired)-broadband [2010] 0.11
Households with computer [2006] 9.70
Households with Internet [2006] 4.60
Tariff Policies 2013
Cost model to determine prices of regulated services (2012)
  • Yes
Accounting separation situation (2012)
  • Planned
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 2012
Regulatory Authority

Name Mr. Donnie Defreitas
Address Office of the Regulator
City Apia
Phone +685 30282
Fax +685 30281
Email ddefreitas@regulator.gov.ws
Website www.regulator.gov.ws

Policy Maker

Name Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Address 1st Floor Chan Mow Plaza, Savalalo
City Apia
Phone +685 26117
Fax +685 24671
Email a.ahsam@mcit.gov.ws
Website www.mcit.gov.ws

Status of the main fixed-line operators
OperatorStatus
State-owned
Bluesky SamoaTel LtdPartially private

 

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