Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2249)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

2249. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of a review of pricing and access arrangements for metropolitan area networks, MANs, referred to the Commission for Communications Regulation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33110/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Analysys Mason Review of Pricing and Access Arrangements for the MANs finalised in 2018 noted that enet was not in compliance with the agreed Code of Practice in relation to its approach to intercompany transfer pricing. In that regard in February of this year I requested that the Commission for Communications Regulation, in view of its acknowledged expertise in the area, undertake a review to: · Establish whether enet complied with its obligation under the Code of Practice to offer managed services on the MAN's in the context of national end to end services at non-discriminatory prices such that its related company, enet Telecommunications Networks Ltd did not obtain a material unfair advantage.

· Confirm the revised intercompany transfer pricing arrangements in place are in compliance with the Code of Practice.

· Confirm that the Analysys Mason recommendations are being implemented.

· Based on the findings of its review, make recommendations to the Minister.

I understand that the Commission’s work is ongoing and I await the outcome of the review.