The Turkish telecommunications regulator (BTK) launched a new broadband access product called Port and Transmission (PT) broadband access in 2013. This product rehauled the pricing model used by our client, a wholesale broadband service provider, to charge retail Internet service providers (ISP) for access to its wholesale network. PwC was asked by our client to review efficiency characteristics of the PT wholesale broadband access product introduced by BTK and compare it to our client’s alternative specification. We also considered access conditions imposed.
The work we undertook involved the following steps to build the evidence base:
The client was provided with a rigorous report that provided the evidence base to take to the regulator for implementing an alternative wholesale access pricing regime. We also subsequently produced a report identifying barriers and policy consideration for accelerating investment in high-speed broadband in Turkey, linked to the access requirements.