Anacom renews Vodafone mobile license with new conditions

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Anacom announced the renewal of the operating license for Vodafone’s GSM 900/1800 frequencies, based on new rules that guarantee the provision of voice, data, GPRS, call forwarding and voice mail. The renewal of the licenses grants a new period of exploration of 15 years, which leads to a new renewal for 19 October 2021.

In a statement, the regulator explains that the conditions for renewing the license were previously communicated to Vodafone, in accordance with the provisions of articles 100 and 101 of the Code of Administrative Procedure. The operator now has 20 days to respond to the regulator’s decision, dated 23 February.

It is recalled that the end of the period for the exploration of mobile frequencies for Vodafone (this year) and for TMN (in March next year) led the regulator to take the opportunity to review the conditions for the operation of frequencies and introduce new requirements at the level of coverage, for example.

The changes were taken to public consultation to collect comments from the market that originated and are now part of a final report already approved, the regulator also informs.

The regulator was considering taking advantage of this analysis to review the fees charged to mobile operators, a measure that is no longer advancing.

«For now, the current radio tariff remains in force, even though the regulator admits the adoption of another pricing model based on the amount of spectrum allocated, to be established under the terms of the law», explains a statement.

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