Tag: Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities

CICRA raises concerns over JT broadband offer

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) is investigating a series of practices by JT which may damage competition in the broadband market with negative consequences for customers in the long term through reducing choice and value for money in telecoms services. One of the specific, and more urgent, areas of concern is a 2Mb/s […]

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CICRA considers wholesale broadband charges in Jersey

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has launched a consultation into the wholesale rates for broadband charged to other licenced operators in Jersey following notification from JT of the wholesale prices it proposes to charge. CICRA interim chief executive, Michael Byrne, explained that JT’s investment in the Gigabit Jersey project would see all […]

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4G moves one step closer in the Channel Islands

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has commenced the competition for 4G spectrum bringing it one step closer to the Channel Islands. CICRA has published an information notice announcing the start of the competitive process. The result of the competition will be a number of recommendations on how the spectrum for 4G will […]

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CICRA announces next stage of its review to improve business connectivity in the Channel Islands

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has announced the findings of the first stage of a key review of telecom business services in the Channel Islands. CICRA started its review in 2013 and staff engaged in a series of discussions with industry representatives and businesses. A large number of responses to the initial […]

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Interim Chief Executive appointment for CICRA

Interim Chief Executive appointment for CICRA

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has appointed Michael Byrne as interim chief executive with effect from 1 April 2014. Mr Byrne will take over from Andrew Riseley who has decided to step down from his position at CICRA in order to relocate closer to his home in Australia. CICRA, which encompasses the […]

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CICRA Channel Islands groceries study provides pricing transparency

CICRA Channel Islands groceries study provides pricing transparency

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has found that the difference between the average price of groceries at Channel Islands retailers and prices at equivalent stores in the UK is less than 10 per cent. The regulator undertook a comprehensive pan-Channel Islands groceries study after a request from the Economic Development Department (EDD) […]

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4G moves one step closer in the Channel Islands

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has launched a second consultation on spectrum allocation which brings 4G introduction in the Channel Islands one step closer. 4G technology allows for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile devices. This requires specific spectrum which will be awarded in the Channel Islands in 2014. CICRA has […]

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Channel Islands mobile customers to have increased control over roaming charges

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Roaming mobile phone users should be able to put a spending cap on their accounts while travelling abroad from later this year. CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) called on local telecommunications companies to volunteer to introduce caps in October 2012. Since then the regulator has been working closely with operators across Guernsey […]

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Consumers still have time to contribute to CICRA’s groceries study

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey and Guernsey consumers still have time to contribute to the groceries market study being undertaken by CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities). Consumers have until Monday 1 July to share their grocery shopping experiences. The study focuses on all groceries (not solely food and drink) sold at supermarkets, convenience stores and farm […]

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CICRA seeks resolution to bring wholesale line rental to Jersey

CICRA seeks resolution to bring wholesale line rental to Jersey

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) is seeking to engage in further constructive dialogue with JT to avoid costly litigation after JT lodged an appeal against the regulator’s plans to introduce wholesale line rental in Jersey. CICRA wants to make sure customers in the Channel Islands will see the benefit of competition in […]

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