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 comments and replies of interested parties during the public consultation process on the draft LRIC Model Guidelines and the results of related Benchmarking Studies and analysis conducted by the CITC, decides the following:
Approves the attached LRIC Model Guidelines.
Approves the publication of the CITC report that summarises its responses to the main issues raised by interested parties during the public consultation on the draft LRIC Model Guidelines.
Directs STC to complete and submit to the CITC a “Top-Down” LRIC model and modelling results for its fixed network that are consistent with the approved LRIC Model Guidelines, within 9 months of the date of this Decision.
Directs STC to assist the CITC during the building of “Bottom-Up” LRIC models for the fixed and mobile networks in KSA as described in the approved LRIC Model Guidelines, and subsequent reconciliation with the “Top-Down” model referred to in Article 3 above.
This Decision shall be effective as of the date of its issuance.
The Governor, CITC