Competition authorities in both Channel Islands have signed a three-year agreement with Statistics Jersey to produce a detailed annual statistical report on the Islands’ telecommunications industries.
The report will be based on an annual survey designed jointly by Statistics Jersey and the Competition Authorities and will include an overview of the telecommunications market as well as detailed analysis of specific networks such as fixed line broadband, the mobile market and an overview of off-Island links.
“For those companies submitting data, and for all parties involved in decision-making, it is essential that statistical information is seen to be independently produced and reliable," Duncan Gibaut, Chief Statistician of Statistics Jersey, said.
"Statistics Jersey is delighted to be assisting the Competition Authorities in achieving these aims in this important sector.”
Michael Byrne, Chief Executive of CICRA, added: “Telecoms is one of the most significant markets we are tasked with regulating and we want to ensure the information we gather is robust and entirely independent. This partnership will enable us to present a more accurate picture of the market to key stakeholders including politicians and government officials who have to make policy decisions and to consumers.”
The first report will be published in the autumn.
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