CMT publishes reference offer for access to Telefonica’s fibre ducts

27 Nov 2009

Spain’s Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT) has announced that it has approved a reference offer related to incumbent Telefonica de Espana’s civil works infrastructure. According to the regulator the offer, which includes a range of prices, terms and services, will allow alternative operators to deploy their own fibre-optic networks using Telefonica infrastructure, including its ducts, poles and exchange boxes. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Telefonica has already been directed to offer wholesale services over its fibre network; January 2009 saw the CMT ruling that the telco must provide wholesale bitstream access for services up to 30Mbps.

In order to calculate the pricing structure for access to Telefonica’s infrastructure, the CMT said it had examined prices already in effect in other countries, citing France Telecom and Portugal Telecom as two companies that it looked at. In addition, the regulator said that the pricing had also considered the costs to Telefonica of providing such access.