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Introduction

In 2018, ANACOM initiated the fourth round of reviews of several wholesale markets and has now finally aligned the country with the EC's 2014 list of markets susceptible to ex-ante regulation after deregulating the wholesale market for fixed call origination.

Highlights

  • ANACOM issued its latest decision on several wholesale markets.
  • ANACOM published a roadmap for the release and allocation of the 700MHz spectrum band.
  • ANACOM released draft legislative amendments to the Electronic Communications Law.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the relevant regulated markets and the players designated as dominant within the Portuguese telecoms market.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of Portugal's regulatory environment.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Portugal?
  • What are the current telecoms regulations and policies in Portugal?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing
  • Wholesale fixed regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services
  • Naked DSL

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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