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Proposed Decision on the Source of Funding for the net cost incurred in providing universal service obligations during 2015

CLOSED CONSULTATION  

 
From:
Office of the​ Prime Minister 
(Malta Communications Authority)
​Published on: ​6 June 2019
Running till: ​27 June 2019
​Last Updated: ​28 June 2019
  
1.        Background

As in the case of previous years, in accordance to Regulation SL.399.28, GO plc, as the designated undertaking to provide universal services, sent an application of the net costs it claimed to have incurred in order to provide these services during 2015. The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) commissioned a reputable audit firm to assist it in reviewing this claim. Following a verification and audit exercise it emerged that GO had incurred an element of unfair burden for providing the specified universal services.

The MCA has published a proposed decision for consultation entitled ‘Review of GO plc’s application for funding of the net costs claimed to have been incurred to provide universal service obligations during 2015’. Subsequently a decision notice was published based on its proposed decisions.

Following an analysis on the final assessment of the claim for funding, the Government of Malta decided that the established total amount of €122,644 be financed from public funds.


2.        Consultation Questions

The proposed decision invited interested parties to comment and/or provide representations on the document itself for the consultation period which ran from 06/06/2019 to 27/06/2019.
 


3.        Documents

PD USO Source of funding 2015.pdfPD USO Source of funding 2015.pdf
4.        Submission of input

Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By email:  coo@mca.org.mt
By post:    Chief of Operations
                Malta Communications Authority 
                Valletta Waterfront, Pinto Wharf,
                Floriana, FRN1913
                Malta.   

Submissions were received by 27 June 2019.                                
We thank you for your input.
 
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