By decision of 8 February 2019, ANACOM has granted NOS Comunicações a waiver from the requirement to remit the amount of its contribution to the Universal Service Compensation Fund in respect of the Net Costs of Universal Service (NCUS) of 2017. This waiver was granted because the value of the company´s required contribution is exceeded by the value of compensation that the company is entitled to receive as provider of the universal service of connection to a public communications network at a fixed location and of the publicly available telephone service.
It is recalled that, by decision of 17 January 2019https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1467710, identifying the undertakings required to contribute to the electronic communications Universal Service Compensation Fund and determining the amount of the contributions in respect of the NCUS to be compensated (NCUS of 2017), NOS was designated as an undertaking required to contribute to the compensation fund, whereas, as universal service provider, it is also entitled to remuneration in respect of its provision.
Given these conditions, it was decided to grant the request put by NOS on 31 January 2019 to be exempted from remitting the value of its contribution to the Universal Service Compensation Fund in respect of the NCUS of 2017.
- Authorisation granting NOS a waiver from contribution to the electronic communications Universal Service Compensation Fund in relation to CLSU 2017 https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1468233