Main features of the draft Regulation

a) Merging and reformulation of previous questionnaires on electronic communications services for fixed and mobile services, taking into account the increasing convergence of offers.

b) Consolidation, integration and reformulation of the remaining requests for information according to their frequency (annual, six-monthly and annual), including:

  • questionnaire on networks and high-speed service, including the collection of information per parish and the reformulation of indicators on network share – quarterly;
  • statistical indicators of the mobile service with shared resources (MSSR) – quarterly, now passing to annual;
  • request for information for holders of usage rights for numbers with prefixes 761 and 762 – quarterly basis;
  • number of fixed wireless access subscribers by geographic area (according to right of use of frequencies) – quarterly basis;
  • indicators of fixed broadband access in terms of download speed [previously integrated in a)] – every six months;
  • annual survey of electronic communications (part II) – annual basis;
  • questionnaire on fixed interconnection services for the definition of important markets and significant market power (SMP) – annual basis;
  • request for information on fixed electronic communications offers – annual basis;
  • request for information on premium channels – annual basis;
  • request for information on access by postcode – annual basis;
  • questionnaire on requests – annual basis.

c) Elimination of indicators that can be estimated based on information of a sample nature, with low response rate, with a reduced relative weight or associated to services where development has not lived up to initial expectations or reached the end of their life cycle.

d) Suitability of the information collected and frequency of its collection to the current needs and current ANACOM work plan, including requests for information from national and international bodies to which ANACOM is obliged to respond.

e) Identification of new technological and market realities and unmet information needs, adaptation of existing definitions to current needs and creating new indicators, particularly:

  • indicators of number of accesses and customers regardless of service, thus following the trend of migration to All IP networks;
  • indicators of fixed number of accesses associated with machine-to-machine/Internet of Things, as major development of such applications with impact is envisaged, in particular the level of numbering resources;
  • indicator for fixed accesses associated with the provision of nomadic VoIP service, taking into account the developments which have occurred in market analyses;
  • indicators of customers with a binding period less than or equal to one year, enrolment of new customers and withdrawal of customers, to be able to monitor the competitive dynamic in these markets;
  • indicators for non-residential customers with multiple locations to analyse the obligations of providers with SMP;
  • indicators for traffic and revenue for short and non-geographic numbers, for reasons linked to market analysis;
  • incoming traffic for fixed networks. This is information needed to analyse wholesale markets and to respond to international surveys;
  • indicators of reformulated incomes according to the concept of "relevant income for the purposes of payment of fees to ANACOM" and adapted to bundle deals and the information requirements of the European Commission;
  • indicators of roaming disaggregated by the European Economic Area (EEA) and extra-EEA, due to the development of the EU regulatory framework;
  • indicators of high-speed networks with breakdown by parish, taking into account the definitions of relevant markets made by ANACOM;
  • indicators for sharing high-speed networks according to the model currently used by the providers;
  • adoption of a database structure for indicators referring to “761” and “762”;
  • reformulation of the annual questionnaire, integrating the new interconnection indicators within this questionnaire for the purposes of market analysis and SMP assessment, the concept of high quality access (substituting leased lines) - thus following the developments occurring in the definition of relevant markets - and SRMS/trunking indicators;
  • replacement of indicators by municipality by disaggregated indicators by postal code, thus enabling the definition and analysis of markets at a lower level of geographical breakdown.