Interconnection refers to the linking of communications networks to ensure that users of one communications network can access the communications networks and services of other telecommunications operators. Interconnection is necessary to promote effective competition in a multi-network, multi-operator environment.
Interconnection Regulatory Framework
Dispute Resolution Framework
Under IMDA regulations, IMDA will resolve disputes between licensees arising out of the failure of licensees to enter into Individualised Interconnection Agreements or Sharing Agreements. IMDA may also resolve disputes regarding the implementation of an interconnection agreement entered into with a dominant licensee or a Sharing Agreement entered into pursuant to IMDA's dispute resolution procedures.
Except as otherwise specified, IMDA will not intervene in other disputes relating to matters provided for in the Telecom Competition Code 2012. Instead, licensees are required to resolve their disputes in accordance with the dispute resolution provisions of their respective agreements, or in the absence of any agreement, through good-faith commercial negotiations.
Where any dispute has been validly raised to IMDA for resolution, IMDA will adopt the process and standards set out in theissued by IMDA.
Interconnection & Access Agreements
(a) Interconnection pursuant to an approved reference interconnection offer;
- RIO Agreements with Facilities-Based Operators (FBOs)
- RIO Agreements with Service-Based Operators (SBOs)