On 2 March 2017, ANACOM issued a draft decision approving an agreement between MEO - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia, NOS Comunicações and Vodafone Portugal - Comunicações Pessoais on the distribution between them of 588 parishes potentially without mobile broadband coverage. This agreement fulfils the requirements set forth under the additional coverage obligations imposed under the terms of ANACOM decision of 18 February 2016https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1380120.
It was also determined that these undertakings should notify ANACOM, no later than 21 March 2018, as to any change made to this agreement, whether bilateral or by consensus, for the purposes of approval. This determination was submitted to the prior hearing of interested parties, in accordance with articles 121 et seq. of Código do Procedimento Administrativo (Administrative Proceeding Code). The parties are given a period of 10 working days in which to comment in writing, as they see fit.