Many have questioned the role of, and indeed, the need for regulation in an evermore competitive market. The fact of the matter is, not everything can be left to market forces if we are to ensure nationwide accessibility and peservation of universal services. Telecommunications services enable the flow of information, innovation and productivity, and are essential to enhance a country's international competitiveness and to bring about socio-economic development. They are a critical component for emerging sectors such as eHealth, or thriving sectors such as the gaming and financial services sector, which are dependent on robust and resilient telecoms infrastructures. So we can confidently say that regulation is here to stay.