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Completed Consultations

2014

Infinity/DataLink Pole Attachment Dispute

On 12 September 2014, the Authority received a determination request filed by Infinity Broadband Ltd. (trading as C3) (‘Infinity’) under the Authority’s Dispute Resolution Regulations (2003) relating to the provision by DataLink, Ltd. (‘DataLink’) of its pole attachment services. DataLink filed its written response to that determination request on 2 October 2014.
Launch Date: 21 October, 2014
Closing Date: 05 November, 2014

2013

Unbundling the Local Loop

In this public consultation document, the Information and Communications Technology Authority (the "ICTA" or "Authority") seeks comment from all interested parties on whether or not mandating the provision of access to a Licensee’s fixed wire and/or fibre Local Loop in Grand Cayman and/or the Sister Islands would be contrary to the public interest and related questions.
Launch Date: 27 May, 2013
Closing Date: 15 July, 2013

2012

Third Consultation on the Assignment of 700 MHz Spectrum

Following the previous consultations on this topic in 2009 & 2011, the Authority concluded that it would be premature to assign spectrum in the 700 MHZ band. In this third consultation, the Authority seeks updated input from the industry and the public on the policy that should be adopted by the Authority for the assignment of spectrum within the 700 MHz band.
Launch Date: 27 September, 2012
Closing Date: 25 October, 2012

2011

FLLRIC (Phase III) - Follow-Up Proceeding

This proceeding is a follow-up to the Authority's ICT Decision 2011-3 and the purpose of the proceeding is to finalize the FLLRIC cost model.
Launch Date: 22 December, 2011
Closing Date: 17 May, 2012

Second Consultation on the Assignment of 700 MHz Spectrum

Following the previous consultation on this topic in 2009, the Authority concluded that it would be premature to assign spectrum in the 700 MHZ band. In this second consultation, the Authority seeks updated input from the industry and the public on the policy that should be adopted by the Authority for the assignment of spectrum within the 700 MHz band.
Launch Date: 29 January, 2011
Closing Date: 27 July, 2011 (Extended to 2 Aug 11)

2009

A Policy for Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Similar Technologies

The use of DPI and similar technologies in other jurisdictions such as the European Union, Canada and the United States has raised concerns about privacy and, quite separately, traffic tiering. These concerns have resulted in a number of regulatory investigations and determinations. In this public consultation document, the Information and Communications Technology Authority seeks input from the industry and the public on the policy that should be adopted with respect to the use such technologies in the Cayman Islands.
Launch Date: 28 July, 2009
Closing Date: 28 September, 2009 (For all other submissions.),(28 Aug 09 For licensee responses to questions 25a to 25d.)

Policy for the Assignment of 700 MHz Spectrum

In this public consultation document, the Information and Communications Technology Authority (the "ICTA" or the "Authority") seeks input from the industry and the public on the policy that should be adopted by the Authority for the assignment of spectrum within the 700 MHz band.
Launch Date: 01 May, 2009
Closing Date: 29 May, 2009

Publication of ICT Statistics

The Authority often receives inquires regarding the extent of usage of ICT services in the Cayman Islands. Those inquires come from, among others, research companies conducting market studies, potential entrants in the market, and international agencies conducting country comparisons. The Authority considers that the public disclosure of certain highly aggregated market statistics could be in the public interest. For example, public disclosure could:
Launch Date: 29 January, 2009
Closing Date: 05 March, 2009

FLLRIC (Phase III) - Implementation

In this public consultation document, the Information and Communications Technology Authority (the "ICTA" or the "Authority") seeks comment from all interested parties on the revised Forward-looking Long-run Incremental Costs ("FLLRIC") model and the Mobile Termination Rate ("MTR") cost studies that will be developed by Cable and Wireless (Cayman Islands) Ltd. ("LIME").
Launch Date: 15 January, 2009
Closing Date: 14 December, 2010

2008

Local Number Portability - Second Consultation

In ICT Decision 2005-1, Interim Decision and Further Process for Local Number Portability, released 29 March 2005, the Authority determined that there were significant benefits to LNP and that it would be appropriate to further examine the likely implementation costs of LNP in the Cayman Islands. Accordingly, the Authority established a Local Number Portability Consortium (LNPC), consisting of the Authority and major ICT network licensees, to identify the most appropriate LNP model for the Cayman Islands and to investigate its costs.
Launch Date: 21 April, 2008
Closing Date: 30 May, 2008

2007

Policy for Spectrum Allocation

Much of the electromagnetic spectrum currently is allocated on a non-exclusive (shared) basis by the Authority. This consultation document seeks input from Licensees and the general public on whether this policy should be modified and, if so, in what way.
Launch Date: 27 April, 2007
Closing Date: 25 May, 2007 now extended to 13 Jul 07

2006

Policy for Unsolicited Electronic Messages (Spam)

Spam is the term now generally used to refer to unsolicited bulk messages, usually transmitted to a large number of recipients via electronic mediums such as email. They usually have a focus on promoting products, services or fraudulent schemes. Major problems caused by spam are breaches of privacy and a lowering of user confidence, deceptive practices, illegal or offensive content such as pornography and scams, threats to network integrity and security, desired email getting blocked by anti-spam technologies, and the financial costs imposed on ISPs and users.
Launch Date: 20 June, 2006
Closing Date: 18 August, 2006

Technician Certification Programme

Until the liberalization of the telecommunications market in Cayman, the incumbent Cable & Wireless certified both its own employees and contracted technicians who undertook internal cabling and installation of telephone networks. This programme is no longer appropriate in a liberalized telecommunications market. However, the Authority believes there is still a requirement to provide a technician certification programme that is independent of any particular provider.
Launch Date: 13 March, 2006
Closing Date: 10 May, 2006

2005

Locking of Mobile Handsets

Many mobile handsets allow the mobile service provider to prevent the handset from being used to access an alternative mobile service provider's network. This practice is generally referred to as "locking" the handset. The mobile service providers in the Cayman Islands apply this practice to some or all of the handsets they supply.
Launch Date: 25 November, 2005
Closing Date: 24 March, 2006

FLLRIC (Phase II) - Costing Manual

In this public consultation document, the Authority seeks comment from all interested parties on a costing manual that will be used by Cable and Wireless (Cayman Islands) Ltd. ("C&W") to develop Forward-looking Long-run Incremental Costs ("FLLRIC") for its services. Among other things, the FLLRIC costing manual and associated model will be used to develop rates for interconnection services with other telecommunications service providers, to ensure that C&W's retail rates are not anti-competitive, and to quantify any access deficit.
Launch Date: 27 October, 2005
Closing Date: 21 July, 2006

2004

Draft Process Directive

There is no uniform practice for the manner in which pertinent information is made available amongst Licensees. The Authority is minded to issue Procedural Rules in order to have a more transparent, efficient and uniform regulatory process. The Authority requests that all Major Network Licensees file their comments on the attached draft Procedural Rules no later than 15 December 2004. In the interim the Authority encourages the Licensees to follow the draft Procedural Rules.
Launch Date: 08 November, 2004
Closing Date: 15 December, 2004

Local Number Portability (LNP)

Through this consultative document, the ICT Authority seeks comments from Licensees, other stakeholders and the general public on local number portability (LNP) which, many parties contend, helps to promote competition and maximize the benefits of a competitive telecommunications market for consumers.
Launch Date: 30 August, 2004
Closing Date: 30 September, 2004 Closing Date extended to 3 Dec 04

Promotions - Regulatory Guidelines

In this public consultation document the Authority seeks comment from all interested parties on a particular set of guidelines that are to be employed to evaluate the legitimacy of retail service promotions.
Launch Date: 16 August, 2004
Closing Date: 22 October, 2004 Closing Date extended to 14 Feb 05

Forward Looking Long-Run Incremental Costing (FLLRIC)

This public consultation document commences ICTA's proceeding on the development and application of a forward-looking long-run incremental cost (FLLRIC) model. The Authority anticipates this document will be the first of several in this proceeding that seeks comment and clarification from interested parties.
Launch Date: 24 May, 2004
Closing Date: 09 August, 2004 (Phase I)

2003

Wholesale and Carrier Services

The Authority is of the view that the Liberalisation Agreement and Cable & Wireless Licence make reference to only three classes of services: retail, interconnection and wholesale (for resale). There are clearly a number of services which fall outside the definitions of these three categories. Such services are primarily those provided to other licensees, not for resale but rather as a component of their own services. For want of a better name, the Authority proposes to refer to these services as "Carrier Services", and to define the term by exception, i.e. "Carrier Services" means services, other than retail services and interconnection and wholesale (for resale) services provided by one licensee to another.
Launch Date: 19 December, 2003
Closing Date: 18 January, 2004 Now extended until 12 noon on Friday, 23 Jan 04

Indirect Access

This consultation document seeks public input on the subject of indirect access. A well-structured regulatory framework for indirect access can further the development of effective competition for international ICT services in the Cayman Islands' liberalised ICT market. Indirect access allows international ICT service providers to sell outgoing international services in competition with the incumbent. Indirect access will effectively untie the provision of international services from the provision of access and local services and, as a result, facilitate competition for the former.
Launch Date: 11 November, 2003
Closing Date: 12 December, 2003

Draft KY Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules

The Authority plans to introduce Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules for the .ky Internet Domain. The attached draft Policy and Rules are based upon the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules adopted by ICANN. The Authority welcomes public comment upon these drafts.
Launch Date: 14 September, 2003
Closing Date: 14 October, 2003

Draft Interconnection and Infrastructure Access Regulations

The Authority is of the view that interconnection services should be provided for in a manner which facilitates market liberalization, maximizes the use of infrastructure and minimizes environmental impacts. Further, consistent with the ICTA Law, interconnection services must be provided on non-discriminatory terms and conditions, be sufficiently unbundled so that only required network elements are being paid for, and be made available on a cost basis pursuant to a methodology adopted by the Authority. Public comment on the Draft Regulations is sought.
Launch Date: 25 July, 2003
Closing Date: 25 August, 2003

Draft Dispute Resolution Rules

It is recognized that important issues affecting Licensees and interested parties will require debate amongst these various parties which may result in disputes. It is also recognized that some disputes will require some form of intervention for resolution by the Information and Communications Technology Authority. Additionally, it is anticipated that members of the general public will have concerns on matters pertaining to the ICT Services they receive which may require some form of intervention for resolution by the Authority. In order to ensure a fair, efficient and equitable process for addressing and resolving such matters the Authority proposes to introduce Dispute Resolution Rules. Public comment on the Draft Rules is sought.
Launch Date: 01 July, 2003
Closing Date: 30 July, 2003

Licence Application Forms for ICT Networks and ICT Services

Potential suppliers of all types of ICT Services and ICT Networks must first submit completed application forms for consideration by the Authority. The first issue of these forms is now available for public comment.
Launch Date: 04 June, 2003
Closing Date: 01 July, 2003

The Public Consultation Process - CD(2003)1

This consultation document discusses the public consultation process itself, including its objectives, forms, public hearings, decisions and confidentiality.
Launch Date: 12 May, 2003
Closing Date: 15 June, 2003

Draft Confidentiality Rules

Transparency is critical for the Authority. There may be circumstances, however, when the need for confidentiality outweighs the need for openness. This consultation paper proposes draft rules for dealing with this difficult issue.
Launch Date: 12 May, 2003
Closing Date: 15 June, 2003