Alterations to be carried out in the RUO

/ / Updated on 13.03.2007

Draft decision concerning the alterations of prices to be introduced in the RUO

The development of the Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) is a main factor for the promotion of competition in the local access market, by enabling operators and service providers (OSPs) to launch innovative and differentiated telecommunications offers, specially broadband offers, with clear benefits for the end consumer, and also by promoting a higher competition as regards infrastructure, which is one of the purposes of the current regulatory framework.

Aiming at achieving these goals, ICP-ANACOM has closely monitored the evolutions in this market, both at national and Community level.

Since the second half of 2003, following the last Determinations of ICP-ANACOM concerning the LLU, a gradual evolution in the number of unbundled loops has taken place, as a result of new offers publicized at retail level.

Having regard to alterations of prices in downstream of wholesale offers, to evolutions at offer level, namely as regards the level of the system of information and of automatic processing of orders, and to price reduction in some Member States, it is necessary to analyse the prices of the wholesale offer in force at present, according to the document in annex, which is an integral part of the present determination.

Having regard to the regulation objectives provided for in article 5 of Law no.  5/2004, of 10 February, namely to promote competition in the provision of electronic communications networks and services, to ensure that users derive maximum benefit in terms of choice, price, and quality and to encourage efficient investment in infrastructure, and to promote innovation; and in the scope of the assignments provided for in points b), e) and f) of article 6 of the Statutes, approved by Decree-Law no. 309/2001, of 7 December, and pursuant to point e) of paragraph 2 of article 122 of Law no. 5/2004 and to points b) and g) of article 9 of the Statutes, the Board of Directors of ICP-ANACOM hereby determines:

I. To determine upon PT Comunicações, S.A., that within 10 days it alters the RUO as follows:

1. To define the following maximum prices applicable to full access and shared access

Installation of the local loop € 49,00
Monthly payment of the local loop in the full access modality  € 11,00
Uninstallment of the local loop € 0,00

2. To make optional the qualification tests in the shared access.

3. To remove the provision that imposes that, in case loops are transferred between operators, the local loop shall revert to PTC, and to provide for a procedure within the RUO according to which the transfer of loops between operators shall take place no later than the necessary time limit for the supply of an active loop.

4. To alter the signal transfer service as follows:

a. Support infrastructure of the signal transfer service:

Support infrastructure of the signal transfer service

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b. Maximum installation price for the signal transfer service:

Installation (€) = CF_MO + CF_O + (D1 ´ 79,55) + (D2 ´ 19,62)

Multi-Operator (MO) and Operator (O) fixed components:

i. with installation of multi-operator chamber
FC_MO = € 2.382,85
FC_O =     € 1.248,14

ii. without installation of multi-operator chamber
FC _MO = € 561,79
FC _O =  € 1.129,83

c. A monthly payment of 1% of the installation price of the signal transfer service shall be provided for.

II. That offer conditions shall enter into force on the day the offer is altered and notified.

III. To submit the provisions of the present determination to the prior hearing of interested parties, pursuant to articles 100 and 101 of the Code of Administrative Procedure, the time limit for presentation of observations being set at 10 working days.