Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Anti Competitive Practices

Anti Competitive Practices dimension has received a score of 2.7 for broadband and 2.6 for both mobile and fixed telephony out of 5.

Two pieces of legislation provide safeguards for competition in the Thai telecommunications market: the Trade Competition Act of 1999 and TBA. TBA requires that telecom businesses be subject to all provisions under the general competition law.

Although competition regulation has been made available, it has not been properly enforced. For example, the NTC did not take any initiation when TRUE refused to strike an interconnection deal with Hutch, its much smaller competitor, resulting in the eventual takeover of the latter by the former. This may be the cause of the low score in this dimension.