Regulations

Tariff Regulation forms part of the core mandate of the Authority. Tariff [price] regulation entails the prescription of guidelines on how to determine fees to ensure competitive and affordable pricing structures for postal and telecommunications operations.
These guidelines attempt to relate how much it costs to offer the postal and telecommunications service, at a particular level of quality and quantity; for telecoms it includes how much it costs to bill and collect necessary revenues from subscribers and interconnecting operators, while for postal, how much it costs to handle a postal item from receipt from the sender to delivery to the addressee. The element of prices has significant bearing on the development of Universal Services and general economic development hence MACRA’s regulatory intervention is critical.