The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) has recently published a corrected edition of the Regulatory Scorecard 2007, published in November 2007, in view of observations reported, in the meantime, by various regulators. This publication compares the regulatory context and the application of the current regulatory framework for electronic communications in nineteen European countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Sweden.
According to the new data released following the correction, Portugal rose from 8th to 7th place in the ranking out of a total of 19 countries. The report was based on the answers given to a questionnaire issued by ECTA. This questionnaire, which was answered by ANACOM, covered a range of issues such as the institutional framework, the general conditions for access to the market and the regulatory and competitive conditions with respect to the markets for fixed and mobile telecommunications and broadband.