The Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), with the powers he holds, and after reviewing
the provisions relating to interconnection in the Telecommunications Act and its Bylaw:
the Interconnection Guidelines issued by the CITC in Decision 25/1424 dated 23/9/1424H, 17/11/2003G;
the Reference Interconnection Offer (RIO) issued by Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) and approved by the CITC in Decision 73/1426 dated 21/03/1426H, 30/04/2005G;
the revised RIO submitted by STC in letter no. 121 dated 19/1/1427H, 18/2/2006G and the comments of interested parties on STC’s amended RIO;
and STC’s response to the comments of interested parties in their letter 709/ts dated 8/11/1426H, 10/12/2005G;
and the results of related Benchmarking Studies and analysis conducted by the CITC,
hereby decides as follows:
Approval of the revised RIO submitted by STC in letter no. 121 dated 19/1/1427H, 18/02/2006G including subsequent amendments to that document, and with submission of the further amendments that follow:
- STC shall amend Clause 1.3 of Annex G, Schedule 5A and other relevant sections of the RIO approved by this Decision to allow other licensed service providers to collocate their transmission equipment for purposes of both interconnection and access to the STC network . STC shall also amend the Service Description in Annex G, Schedule 5A to allow other licensed service providers to use their own or third party cable links to reach STC sites.
- STC shall include in the RIO approved by this Decision an offer to provide wholesale tail circuit service to customer premises. This shall include related service descriptions, charges and other terms and conditions. The range of speeds and quality of service of these circuits shall be the same as those for wholesale transmission link circuits offered in the RIO, and they shall be offered at a wholesale discount to retail prices.
- STC shall include in the RIO approved by this Decision an offer to provide in-span interconnection service with related service descriptions, charges and other terms and conditions.
- STC shall execute the above required amendments and submit to the CITC for approval no later than two months from the date of this Decision.
All tariffs in this RIO shall apply to existing interconnection agreements, as well as to new interconnection agreements, effective 30 days from the date of this Decision.
STC shall publish the RIO, including all amendments already approved by the CITC, on its web site within two weeks from the date of this Decision.
The RIO shall be reviewed and a revised RIO issued within one year from the date of this Decision.
This Decision shall be communicated to STC and other concerned parties to act accordingly as of the date of its issuance.
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al- Suwaiyel