Review of the prices of CAM circuits and inter-island circuits - notification to the European Commission

By decision of 24 January 2019, ANACOM has approved a draft decision to be notified to the European Commission, the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the national regulatory authorities of other European Union Member States on the revision of the prices of the circuits connecting Mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira (CAM circuits) and of the prices of the circuits connecting the different islands of the Azores (inter-island circuits) using submarine cables owned by MEO - Serviços de Comunicação e Multimédia (MEO). This decision is taken in the context of the Leased Lines Reference Offer (LLRO) and the Reference Ethernet Leased Lines Offer (RELLO).

Following the analysis carried out and as a result of the measures determined as part of ANACOM’s analysis of market 4, ANACOM required MEO to:

  • Maintain the prices of traditional circuits, within the framework of MEO's LLRO regulated offer.
  • Reduce (maximum) prices of CAM circuits by 10% and inter-island circuits by 6%, within the framework of MEO's RELLO regulated offer. The new prices will enter into force on 7 November 2018, the date on which approval was given to the draft decision preceding the present this decision.

At the same time, approval was given to the report on the prior hearing and public consultation to which the corresponding draft decision was submitted (draft decision approved on 7 November 2018