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Telefonica concerned about Spanish regulator's fibre plan

Monday 22 December 2014 | 14:38 CET | News
Telefonica has expressed concern about the new proposal for changes to the fixed broadband market published by Spain's communications regulator CNMC. The new rules would require Telefonica to open up its fibre optic network in all of Spain apart from nine cities with a view to ensuring competition and promoting investment in next generation access (NGA) networks. Telefonica said it was analysing the proposals in detail and would reply in due time but expressed initial concern that the proposal put to public consultation could have the opposite of the intended effect and prompt operators to

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Companies: CNMC / European Commission / Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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