New Licences To Introduce CompetitionJuly 2012 | Regulatory Development
The Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste announced the award of two new telecommunications licences at the end of June 2012, ending the monopoly of Portugal Telecom-owned Timor Telecom. The two licences have been issued to Digicel Pacific Limited (Digicel) and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin). BMI expects the competitive dynamic introduced by the licensing of new operators to benefit consumers. However, given the small size of the market, we consider Timor-Leste to hold limited potential for operators.
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