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ACP wants to launch virtual mobile operator later this year

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The president of Automóvel Clube de Portugal said today that the association intends to launch a virtual mobile operator later this year. The information was provided after a meeting with the president of Anacom, José Amado da Silva.

According to Jornal de Negócios, Carlos Barbosa went to inform the regulator of the ACP’s will to assert himself as the first virtual mobile operator in the Portuguese market, in fact.

The official adds that ACP intends to create an operation model that is as autonomous as possible from the operator that provides access to the network, namely in terms of pricing, invoicing and CRM. Negotiations with the three mobile operators will begin in the next few days.

ACP’s plans are to start activity with the sale of its own SIM cards, so that at a later stage it will also proceed with the sale of equipment.

It is recalled that Anacom has already promised for this year a decision on the issue of mobile operators, inserted in a market still under analysis. In the latest public statements on the subject, the regulator has shown some urgency in the definition of measures that allow framing the emergence of MVNOs.

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