Fast Track application process shortens the negotiation process from 120 days to 10 business days after receipt of the application form.
It applies to the facilities and / or services under subsection 5.4.20 (c) of the MSA.
(i) How can an ‘application form’ be made available?
The application form may be a part of the ARD. Alternatively, if the application form is not part of an ARD, as per subsection 5.3.6 (b) of the MSA, the form must be made available on written request within 10 business days.
(ii) When is ARD executed?
The term ‘ARD executed’ appears under subsections 5.4.8 and 5.4.19 (e) of the MSA. When an Access Seeker accepts the terms and conditions of the ARD, the Access Provider will execute the ARD within 10 days. The Access Provider then provides this ARD to the Access Seeker for their execution. Upon execution of the ARD by both parties, it can then be submitted to the MCMC as an Access Agreement for purpose of registration.
(iii) Can different Access Providers have different criteria for FTAP?
Yes, subject to principles under subsection 5.4.20 of the MSA.
(iv) What are the delivery time frames for the facilities/ services under subsection 5.4.20 (c) of the MSA?
The indicative delivery time frames specified under subsection 5.7.14 of the MSA would apply.