The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has decided to amend incumbent operator Telia’s obligations in the market for local access to network infrastructure (Market 3a). The changes include the cancellation of the obligation to provide access and virtual access to copper networks and to channelisation. The PTS has also adopted a new pricing structure for access to copper infrastructure. The changes will take effect on 1 July 2020.
In February this year the EC rejected a PTS move to implement a single national market regulation for wholesale local access to fibre-optic services. The regulator subsequently resumed its market analysis in light of the EC’s ruling and the latest decision is the result of that.