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Spain proposes removing payphones from universal service

Wednesday 23 March 2016 | 12:13 CET | News
Spain's communications regulator CNMC has published a report proposing to remove universal service obligations for public payphones in view of decreasing demand for the booths in the era of mobile telephony and the increased cost of their provision. According to Eurobarometer data cited by the watchdog, some 88 percent of Spanish respondents have never used public payphones. Under its universal service obligations, Telefonica is obliged to ensure that a sufficient number of payphones are available in public areas. 

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Companies: Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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