One of the main objects of the ICT Authority is to encourage the provision of accessible information and communication services, at affordable cost nationwide, towards meeting the needs of the country. In accordance with Sections 17 & 31 of the ICT Act 2001 (as amended), the Authority has put in place a framework for tariff regulation, as part of its broader mandate for the economic regulation of the ICT sector.
In this context, the Authority stands guided by a tariff policy, which has led to the development of a number of relevant frameworks for tariff regulation, which is continuously re-assessed in order to secure the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders.
Licensed public operators are required to abide by the provisions of the framework for the tariff regulation of every information and communication service they wish to offer. The Authority proceeds to the proper determinations of such applications based on a mix of market driven appraisals, together with the examination of the cost structures underlying the various services.