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El Salvador
El Salvador
Cost, tariff models and tariff rebalancing 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
Interconnection issues 2013
Interconnection charging principle adopted
  • Symmetric
Approach used to regulate interconnection prices
Fixed termination Mobile termination
LRIC cost model
FDC cost model
Benchmarking
Other
None
Telecommunication services 2013
Fixed communications
With price control Without price control
Access to network (monthly line rental/subscription fee)
Local voice services
National long distance voice services
International voice services
IP telephony
Internet access (Internet connection) & data services
Provision of links (leased lines)
Other
Mobile communications
With price control Without price control
Access to network (monthly subscription fee)
Voice services
SMS
National roaming (voice, SMS)
International roaming (voice, SMS)
Internet access (Internet connection) & data services
Other
Broadcasting services
With price control Without price control
IPTV
Mobile TV
Terrestrial TV
Cable TV
Satellite TV
Other
Wholesale telecommunication services subject to price control
With price control Without price control
Interconnection: fixed origination
Interconnection: fixed termination
Interconnection: mobile origination
Interconnection: mobile termination
National wholesale voice roaming
International wholesale voice roaming
Unbundled local loop
Wholesale boradband access/bistream access
Wholesale leased lines
Wholesale line rental
Access to Internet exchange points (IXPs)
Access to International gateways
Other
The prices of regulated services are determined using
Traditional Retail services Traditional Wholesale services
Price ceiling set by the State
Cost orientation (using cost models)
Benchamrking of tariffs
Retail minus approach
Rate of return regulation
Price cap
Other
Next-Generation Networks (NGN) 2013
Status of NGN development
Feasibility study
Planning
Introduction
Implementation
No plans to introduce an NGN system in a short run
Completed
Other
Voice Service Data Service
Regulatory arrangements subject to universal service obligations
Regulatory interconnection arrangements with networks using switching circuits
Banning of services based on IP
No regulatory arrangements defined at present
Other
Cost model is used (or planned) to calculate costs/ tariffs of new services supported by Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
Fully distributed historical costs model
Long run incremental cost model
Other,
None

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