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Spanish payphone maintenance costs surge to EUR 2 mln

Wednesday 13 December 2017 | 09:29 CET | News
Spain's communications regulator CNMC has announced that the cost of maintaining the country's public payphones surged to EUR 2.07 million in 2015, compared to EUR 1.33 million in 2014 and just EUR 400,000 in 2012. The surging costs are attributed to the need to uninstall booths that don't meet current regulations as well as the general reduction in margins due to their declining use. Under its universal service obligations, Telefonica is currently obliged to ensure that a sufficient number of payphones are available in public areas. The levels are at least one public payphone per 3,000

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: CNMC / Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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