The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications announced that Anacom will launch on February 19 the public consultation to designate the universal telecommunications service provider. It is recalled that the European Commission has already warned the Government that it was necessary to proceed with this consultation, considering that the deadlines had been exceeded.
This public consultation, which will be in charge of the communications regulator, will run until April 2, the date after which Anacom will prepare the final report.
In a statement, the Ministry said that the Government intends to «once again respond to objectives of promoting competition and transparency in the electronic communications sector» and also «ensure, in the process of designating the Universal Service provider, the most efficient and appropriate solutions. for the provision of this service and those that cause the least distortion to the market «.
Several news published last year revealed that PT could lose the provision of universal service, which the historic operator has always maintained and which requires the provision of a series of services, including the provision of a fixed service offer, a complete telephone directory and public pay phones.
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