Prices of CAM and inter-island circuits - consultation

On 20 April 2017, ANACOM approved the maintenance of (maximum) prices applicable to circuits connecting the Mainland and the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira (CAM circuits) and connecting the various islands of the Azores (inter-island circuits) in the Leased Lines Reference Offer (LLRO) and Reference Ethernet Leased Lines Offer (RELLO), until the next annual review of these prices.

This revision of prices results from ANACOM's decision of 1 September 2016 on the analysis of the wholesale market for high quality electronic communications at a fixed location (access and transit segments), making MEO - Serviços de Comunicação e Multimédia (MEO) subject to the obligation to control prices, including the obligation of cost orientation of prices.

In order to verify compliance with this obligation, it was also determined in this decision to conduct an annual review of CAM and inter-island circuit pricing; for this purpose, MEO is required to make cost data available on an annual basis (including costs of planned and executed maintenance and investment), along with data on capacity contracted by operators and service providers and on capacity reserved by MEO itself.

It was also decided to submit this draft decision to the prior hearing of interested parties and to the general consultation procedure. In both cases, interested parties have been granted a period of 20 working days to respond (comments in writing and in Portuguese).

Comments should therefore be sent, no later than 23 May 2017, by email to spd-cam@anacom.ptmailto:spd-cam@anacom.pt1. Once the consultation process has been concluded, the contributions received will be made public. Therefore, for the purposes of publication on this website, interested parties should also submit a non-confidential version of their responses excluding items considered confidential.

1 Each email may contain one or more files as long as the total size of all files does not exceed 10 megabytes and, if necessary, comments may be divided into two or more emails.