Deadline to submit bids for the 5G auction ends this Friday, Anacom warns

The National Communications Authority recalled, on the eve of the registration deadline, that this process has a regulation with “appropriate, proportionate and necessary” measures and reiterates that whoever has conditions will be able to apply.

The deadline for companies to submit applications for the auction of frequencies on the fifth generation mobile network (5G) ends this Friday, November 26. The National Communications Authority recalled, on the eve of the deadline of registrations, that this process has a regulation with “appropriate, proportionate and necessary” measures and reiterates that whoever has conditions will be able to apply.

The regulator recalled this Thursday that “he established a set of rules that aim at an appropriate balance between the guarantee of conditions of entry into the market of new entities, which can implement new business models and more differentiated offers, and the development of operations already existing".

"The measures adopted in the regulation, in addition to being adequate, proportionate and those necessary to create conditions for new operations to appear on the market, are also intended to overcome or mitigate some of the disadvantages that new entrants are naturally subject to", considers the Anacom, in a statement.

However, despite the fact that the auction has not yet taken place, it is causing historical divergences in telecommunications in Portugal. Altice Portugal, NOS and Vodafone Portugal have already advanced as a whole with at least five precautionary measures and three complaints to the European Commission to stop it.

“Spectrum reserve is one of the tools that can be used by regulators to foster effective competition in mature markets, because this is the only way to promote the desired results for users and for the Portuguese economy as a whole. In addition to Portugal, there are other Member States that considered this measure necessary to pursue regulatory objectives: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands, Slovenia ”, continues the communications supervisor.

The entity led by Cadete de Matos also highlights the issue of national roaming, stressing that it will always be transitory and that it does not create a competitive advantage vis-à-vis operators who have to grant such access and who are paid for it. “This is a regulatory measure to guarantee an faithful level playing, points.

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