Telefonica to appeal wholesale regulation

30 Nov 2009

Reuters reports that Telefonica intends to appeal a decision by Spanish telecoms regulator the CMT to impose conditions on the opening of its network infrastructure allowing competitors to use its conduits to roll out their own fibre networks. ‘The bilateral agreements that we have to share infrastructure have worked well and we see no reason for regulation to cover every single detail,’ the telco said on Friday. Last Thursday the CMT approved a range of prices, terms and services to allow alternative operators to deploy their own fibre-optic networks using Telefonica’s infrastructure, including its ducts, poles and exchange boxes.

Spain, Telefonica Espana (Movistar)