Spanish regulator calls for removal of payphones from universal service

Monday 28 October 2019 | 16:35 CET | News
Spain's communications regulator CNMC has once again called on the government to remove universal service obligations for public payphones due to their ever-decreasing use. In a proposal published ahead of the renewal of universal service contracts for 2020, the watchdog said the removal of payphones from universal service obligations under the EU's Electronic Communications Code, coupled with the progressive abandonment of their use in terms of call traffic, income and territorial distribution suggest the time has come to suppress Telefonica's requirement to ensure that a sufficient number

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: CNMC / Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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