ANACOM Partnerships

ANACOM is interested in establishing partnerships with non-profit making entities geared to the production and disclosure of knowledge and with institutions that are part of the national scientific and technological system, namely higher education establishments. To this end, the “Guidelines for establishment of partnerships between ANACOM and external entities” were approved on 14 February 2019.

Under this initiative, aimed at the co-production of useful knowledge of public value and can be carried out in various forms, provided that they are considered to be mutually advantageous, namely the conduct of applied scientific research or specialised studies.

The study and research areas that are considered relevant include the fields of law, economics, management, information and engineering, that are applicable in ANACOM's areas of intervention, such as electronic and postal communications, governance of the spectrum and infrastructures, as well as the digital economy and modernisation of regulation.

The interested entities should identify how they propose to contribute to developing and optimising the research and sharing of information and knowledge in the fields that fall under ANACOM's mission or to making it more effective. The corresponding proposals should be sent to ANACOM via the following e-mail

Illustrative list of topics considered relevant

  • Regulation and self-regulation of the communications sector
  • Development of the postal sector
  • Development of the electronic communications sector
  • Coverage of mobile communications networks
  • Efficient use of the radioelectric spectrum
  • Quality of the Internet access service
  • Application of the principles of neutrality of the network and devices
  • Security, resilience and integrity of communications networks
  • The monitoring of false news and fabricated contents
  • Institutional communication and strategic communication in the area of regulation
  • The potential of test and calibration laboratories
  • Communications in territorial cohesion and the reduction of contextual costs
  • Digital literacy
  • New dynamics of sound radio broadcasting, digital television and amateur radio
  • Protection of consumer rights in contracts relative to communications
  • Alternative conflict resolution, in particular, arbitration in consumer conflicts relative to the communications sector
  • Dynamics of prices and non-price strategies in communications markets
  • Development of electronic commerce
  • Crossborder parcel delivery services
  • Statistical and econometric modelling and the development of new indicators
  • New solutions and uses of submarine cables
  • New dynamics of spatial dimension in the field of communications
  • Access and sharing of communications infrastructures
  • Opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence in the sector and in regulation
  • The sustainability of the information society and digital economy
  • New business models and societal challenges in the field of communications