Anacom proposing reduction in MTRs for dominant operators

23 Apr 2015

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has revealed it will hold a workshop on recent proposals to reduce the mobile termination rates (MTRs) for those operators deemed to have significant market power (SMP). In a press release the regulator has announced plans to conduct a meeting at the Sana Malhoa Hotel in Lisbon on 29 April, saying it was doing so to improve transparency and participation with regards to the ongoing public consultation related to the proposed rate changes.

As reported by Jornal de Negocios, as per the regulatory proposal put forward by Anacom earlier this month the MTR for Vodafone Portugal, MEO and Nos would be cut from an existing rate of EUR0.0127 (USD0.014) to EUR0.0083, with the implementation of the decision expected ten working days after its final approval. The draft decision meanwhile remains open to public consultation until 18 May.