In a fully competitive environment, market forces are more effective than regulations in providing consumers with a wide choice of services at reasonable prices. Hence, price regulation is imposed only on dominant operators that have the potential to abuse their market power and engage in anti-competitive practices. For instance, dominant operators must file the price of any telecommunication service they intend to offer with IMDA and obtain IMDA's prior approval before offering the service/price to end-users. While non-dominant operators need not file tariffs with IMDA for prior approval, they must publish the prices, terms and conditions for their standard telecommunication services for end-users' information.

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Last updated on: 03 Jun 2019