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Pursuant to its powers under the Telecommunications Ordinance 2004, Interconnection Regulations 2005 and the Administrative Procedures Regulations 2008, the Commission is pleased to announce that it is initiating the present consultation process to review the continued appropriateness of the current Mobile Termination Rate upper limit of $0.15.

NOW THEREFORE the Commission releases the findings of the benchmarking study it has undertaken, and describes its proposal to reduce the MTR upper limit over the period 2011 to 2013 in the Review of Mobile Termination Rate Consultation Document which can be found on its website at www.telecommission.tc. Hard copies can also be obtain from it office at the address below.

ACCORDINGLY, the Commission requests that any party having any comments concerning the proposal make their views known within 5 weeks of the publication of this notice in writing delivered by hand to the Commission at their office at The Business Solution Complex, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands or by mail to P.O. Box 203, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands or electronically via email at consultation@tcitelecommission.tc on or before 3.30 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010. All submissions should be filed electronically even if also filed in paper form.

FURTHER, the present consultation process also permits any party to submit reply comments on any matters contained in other parties’ August 25, 2010 comments duly filed with the Commission. Any such reply comments must be filed with the Commission in the same manner as described above and must be received by the Commission on or before 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2010.