Fixed interconnection

To ensure end users ability to make and receive calls, cooperation and interconnection between network operators is required.

Interconnection means that the operators connect their respective network with each other, which enables communication and access to services available in the networks. A call between two end users consists of origination, termination and in some cases also transit.

Call origination at a fixed location

Call origination at a fixed location is the beginning of a call in an operator’s network due to an end user making a call. A call also includes termination and in some cases also transit.

On October 24, 2013, PTS decided that TeliaSonera holds a position with significant market power for call origination. Consequently PTS has imposed a number of obligations on TeliaSonera to prevent a behaviour hampering the competition. This implies that, amongst other:

  • TeliaSonera shall meet a reasonable request from another operator and offer call origination
  • TeliaSonera shall keep a cost oriented price for call origination. The cost for the call origination is calculated by the use of a cost model (LRIC) produced by PTS
  • TeliaSonera shall apply terms and conditions that are non-discriminatory. Hence, TeliaSonera shall apply equivalent conditions in equivalent circumstances and not to discriminate in favour of its own subsidiaries or partners.

For additional obligations imposed see section 8-9 in PTS decision of October 24, 2013 (only in Swedish).

Call termination at a fixed location

Call termination at a fixed location is the last part of a call which an operator receives in its network. Termination is preceded by origination and in some cases also transit.

On October 24, 2013, PTS decided that all network operators receiving calls to their end users holds a position with significant market power in the market for call termination. Hence, each individual network is a separate market where the owner enjoys a monopoly in terminating calls.

PTS has imposed a number of obligations on the operators to prevent a behaviour hampering the competition. This implies that, amongst other:

  • Each operator shall meet a reasonable request from another operator and offer call termination
  • TeliaSonera shall keep a cost oriented price for call termination. The cost for the call termination is calculated by the use of a cost model (LRIC) produced by PTS. Other operators shall keep a fair and reasonable price, which is defined as being no higher than the level calculated according to the cost model.

Each operator shall apply terms and conditions that are non-discriminatory. Hence, they shall apply equivalent conditions in equivalent circumstances and not to discriminate in favour of their own subsidiaries or partners.

For additional obligations imposed on TeliaSonera see section 8-9 in PTS decision of October 24, 2013 (only in Swedish).

For additional obligations imposed on the other operators see section 7-8 in PTS decision of October 24 2013 for each operator (decisions only in Swedish):