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Access to infrastructure facilities for telecom operators should be simplified

04/ 11/ 2020
  Some telecommunications operators that are members of the European Business Association, currently report on numerous problems with access to infrastructure, including residential buildings. This is mainly because some local governments, condominium associations, or management companies evaded the requirements of the legislation. In Ukraine, more than three years ago, there was an adoption of Law №1834-VIII, important for telecommunications operators, which was to establish a clear, fair, and transparent methodology for determining the amount of infrastructure access charges for the entire telecommunications market. However, according to the EBA member companies, currently, the operators cannot fully develop telecommunication networks, as some local governments, utility providers, and condominium associations ignore and do not comply with the requirements of this Law. Thus, some balance holders generally refuse to enter into contracts for access to infrastructure or offer to enter into them on unfavorable terms, or with the introduction of conditions not provided by law. The refusal of certain market participants to comply with the Law distorts competition and creates artificial barriers for the implementation of infrastructure projects by telecommunications operators, which limits the opportunities for consumers of electronic communications services. To resolve this situation, draft law №4118 was developed, which should comprehensively eliminate gaps in the current legislation, which allow balance holders to evade its implementation. Tetyana Shyrochenko. EBA Committees Coordinator. This document is designed to regulate the interaction between operators and the balance holders of objects, to clarify certain provisions of current legislation. We expect that the adoption of the draft law will provide fair and balanced conditions for the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the country to facilitate citizens’ access to digital services in different parts of our country. Given this, the European Business Association appealed to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and People Deputies to facilitate the early consideration of the draft law №4118 and its further adoption. We hope for the position of the business community to be taken into account!   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

Some telecommunications operators that are members of the European Business Association, currently report on numerous problems with access to infrastructure, including residential buildings. This is mainly because some local governments, condominium associations, or management companies evaded the requirements of the legislation.

In Ukraine, more than three years ago, there was an adoption of Law №1834-VIII, important for telecommunications operators, which was to establish a clear, fair, and transparent methodology for determining the amount of infrastructure access charges for the entire telecommunications market.

However, according to the EBA member companies, currently, the operators cannot fully develop telecommunication networks, as some local governments, utility providers, and condominium associations ignore and do not comply with the requirements of this Law. Thus, some balance holders generally refuse to enter into contracts for access to infrastructure or offer to enter into them on unfavorable terms, or with the introduction of conditions not provided by law.

The refusal of certain market participants to comply with the Law distorts competition and creates artificial barriers for the implementation of infrastructure projects by telecommunications operators, which limits the opportunities for consumers of electronic communications services. To resolve this situation, draft law №4118 was developed, which should comprehensively eliminate gaps in the current legislation, which allow balance holders to evade its implementation.

Tetyana Shyrochenko EBA Committees Coordinator
This document is designed to regulate the interaction between operators and the balance holders of objects, to clarify certain provisions of current legislation. We expect that the adoption of the draft law will provide fair and balanced conditions for the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the country to facilitate citizens’ access to digital services in different parts of our country.

Given this, the European Business Association appealed to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and People Deputies to facilitate the early consideration of the draft law №4118 and its further adoption. We hope for the position of the business community to be taken into account!

 

Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel EBAUkraine.

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