Service Provider for The Telecommunication Industry (SeTi) Licence
Any leases of telecommunication facilities from an InTi Licensee for the provision of telecommunication services or reselling the services of the InTi Licensee to third party customers or end-users (i.e. public, businesses, etc.) requires this licence.
A SeTi Licensee may own telecommunication infrastructure (such as 'Customer Premise Equipment') within its own premises and provide telecommunication services to third parties, customers or end users within its premises.
A person may be granted a SeTi Licence to provide one or more of the following service licence class:
Public Mobile Telecommunication Service
Public Non-Fixed Telecommunication Service
Public Fixed Telecommunication Service
Resale of Telecommunication Service
Internet Access Service
Bandwidth Exchange Service
Private Network Service
Public Payphone Service
Prepaid Telecommunication Service
Value Added Service
Effective 24 January 2020, the SeTi annual licence fee has been revised to 3.25% of Annual Gross Turnover (AGTO) subject to a minimum of BND5,000.00.
Regulatory Approach for Market Access in the Telecommunications Sector
The regulatory approach for market access in the telecommunications sector serves to guide decision-making related to Infrastructure Provider for the Telecommunications Industry (InTi) and Service Provider for the Telecommunications Industry (SeTi) Licences.
The publication of this regulatory approach provides transparency into market access requirements and regulatory certainty for market players and prospective market players in relation to the Authority’s licensing framework and aims to:
- Encourage active market participation and foster the development of new and innovative services that cater to the needs of end-users (both business and consumers).
- Encourage the entry of new market players, such as Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
This regulatory approach takes effect on 13 July 2023 and shall end on 1 January 2025 where full market liberalisation will take place.
Click here to download the Regulatory Approach for Market Access.
Regulatory Approach for SeTi Licence for Value Added Services
The Operational Framework defines a SeTi Licence for Value-Added Service (VAS) as a licence to provide value-added services to the public that are accessible through telecommunication services i.e. through the Public Mobile Telecommunication Service, Public Non-Fixed Telecommunication Service, Public Fixed Telecommunication Service and Resale of Telecommunication Service. VAS which are only accessible through the Public Internet Access Service, but not any of the telecommunication services mentioned above, are not included and need not be licensed.
However, with the global developments in the telecommunications industry and technology, it facilitates and promotes the availability of new, varied and innovative services accessible over telecommunications networks. To address this and create an enabling environment, the Authority has exercised forbearance from licensing activities falling within the definition of VAS. This has taken into effect since 01 August 2018, with the issuance of Advisory Guidelines to provide clarity on the licensing approach to SeTi Licence for VAS.
The Authority will monitor the developments to assess whether regulatory intervention is needed.
Click here to download the Advisory Guidelines for VAS.
List of SeTi Licensees
Last updated: 25 September 2023