Tag: CICRA

CICRA release findings into tobacco prices in Jersey

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following a request from the Economic Development Department (EDD) CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has reviewed the level of pricing, costs and profit of tobacco products in Jersey. CICRA has identified contributing factors towards the price difference of tobacco compared with the UK and Guernsey. The EDD requested the market study into […]

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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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CICRA ensures fixed means fixed on telco contracts

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has instructed telecommunications operators to allow consumers to break their fixed-term contracts on mobile, broadband or fixed lines if the terms are changed during the contract period. In an Initial Notice sent to operators, CICRA has directed Sure, JT, Newtel and Airtel Vodafone to provide consumers with […]

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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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CICRA agrees to Aurigny and Blue Islands codeshare between the islands

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has agreed to allow Aurigny and Blue Islands to codeshare on the Guernsey-Jersey route after the airlines applied for an exemption under the islands’ competition laws. Having taken into account responses to CICRA’s consultation on the issue, the competition authority has granted the exemption providing certain conditions […]

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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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CICRA proposes RPI price rise for fixed line telecoms services in Guernsey and Jersey

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Island Competition Regulatory Authorities) has proposed an RPI price increase for fixed line telecoms services provided by JT in Jersey and Sure in Guernsey for 2014. The retail price controls for fixed line telecommunications largely cover exchange line rental (XLR) and call costs. The current price controls expire on 31 December this […]

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