Fixed origination market for retail services under consultation

By determination of 13 April 2018, ANACOM has approved a draft decision on the Wholesale market for call origination on the public telephone network provided at a fixed location for the provision of retail telephone services - definition of product and geographic market, assessment of significant market power (SMP) and imposition, maintenance, amendment or withdrawal of regulatory obligations.

According to ANACOM's analysis, in Portugal the wholesale market for call origination in the public telephone network at a fixed location for the provision of retail services, supported by indirect access (call-to-call selection and pre-call screening), has a national dimension.

It is further deemed that this market does not cumulatively meet the three criteria set out in the Recommendation on relevant markets. Consequently, and since there are no operators designated as enjoying SMP in this wholesale market, the obligations imposed on MEO - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia cease to apply (except as regards the price control obligation, which is maintained in its current form and subject to currently applicable values in accordance with the RIO and the SLRO; the price control obligation can only be withdrawn 1 year following the decision on this market).

This draft decision is submitted to the prior hearing of interested parties, in accordance with Código de Procedimento Administrativo (Administrative Proceeding Code), as well as to the general consultation procedure established in Article 8 of Lei das Comunicações Eletrónicas (Electronic Communications Law The deadline for the receipt of comments was set at 30 working days (01 June 2018). Written contributions should be sent in Portuguese by email to originacao2018@anacom.ptmailto:originacao2018@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.