Interconnection agreements in 2001 with mobile telephone service providers
On the 30th of July 2001 the ICP Board of Directors determined that TMN - Telecomunicações Móveis Nacionais, Telecel, Comunicações Pessoais, S.A. and Optimus - Telecomunicações, S.A. must:
a. under cover of and within the terms of that laid down in paragraph c) of nº 1 of article 16 of Decree Law nº 415/98, conclude negotiation of the interconnection agreements to be celebrated with the interested entities within a period of 30 days;
b. in compliance with paragraph c) of article 22 of Decree Law nº 415/98, supply the ICP with a complete copy of the agreements already celebrated but not yet communicated to this institute and/or those agreements that are to be celebrated, within 10 days of the date of the respective celebration.
In accordance with the deliberation of August the 3rd 2000https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=417972 it is further recommended that the prices resulting from the process of negotiation evolve in such a way as to establish a more balanced relative price structure, namely in that concerning intra-network and inter-network traffic, as well as contributing to the defence of consumer interests, limiting or avoiding the development of obstacles that may not be beneficial to network externalities in end-user terms, particularly fixed network clients, and help create conditions that motivate the development of balanced competition between fixed and mobile networks.