Public Consultation on Spectrum Pricing for Mobile Services
In recent months, the ANC has received requests for Spectrum Licenses from New Mobile Operator to begin providing Mobile Services and from existing Mobile Operators to improve their service offering.
Access to additional spectrum allows operators to reduce costs, as they can reduce the number of base stations required for delivery of their service. Additional revenues might also be earned if service quality improves or new applications and more traffic can be supported by the additional spectrum.
To facilitate the above, the Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANC) intends to introduce the ANC Determination on Spectrum Pricing – Mobile Services pursuant to Articles 61 and 63 of Decree-Law No. 15/2012 of 28 March 2012 on the Regulation of the Telecommunications Sector.
The aim of this consultation is to ensure that those with an interest in these areas have an opportunity to comment on this draft regulatory measure.
The consultation begins on 11 November 2019 and ends on 31 December 2019. Please ensure your response reaches us by that date. Please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. If responding on behalf of an organisation, please make clear who the organisation represents and, where applicable, how the views of members were assembled.
The interested parties are invited to register their interests and following the registration of interests, the ANC will contact the interested parties with the draft regulation and the reference number for submitting their comments. Please go to the registration page (to be updated) to register your interests.
Due to the length of the draft regulation and the resources and capacity of those likely to respond, we consider a six-week consultation period appropriate in these circumstances.
Please send responses to:
ANC – Consultation
Ground Floor, MTC Building
Avenida Xavier do Amaral No.8