Portuguese telecoms regulator to amend 5G auction regulation

Friday 13 August 2021 | 13:11 CET | News
Portugal's National Communications Authority (Anacom) has started a procedure to change the 5G auction regulation to discourage the submission of lower value bids (1% and 3% increments), in an attempt to speed up the pace of the process. This follows amendments in April when the number of daily bidding rounds was changed to twelve, but progress has remained very slow, with more than 300 rounds already done and a prevalence of lower bids. Anacom has set a period of five working days for the public consultation on the proposed changes.

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