In a statement, it says that amongst the most important projects for next year are actions for the effective enforcement of the new Infrastructure Law (Law 159/2016), aimed at reducing the costs of installing broadband networks in the country.
These actions will include continuing to carry out a national inventory of public electronic communications networks and of the associated infrastructure elements.
In terms of regulating electronic communication services, ANCOM will review the relevant markets for analogue terrestrial public TV and radio broadcast services in 2017 in order to increase the competitiveness of access to communications networks.
ANCOM will also organise a public consultation on awarding additional spectrum resources for broadband communications in the 450 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1500 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3.4 – 3.8 GHz bandwidths. This will be done with a view to enhancing the efficient rollout of networks, given the upsurge in mobile internet consumption.
Besides a new auction for awarding national, regional and local DTT multiplexes, in 2017 ANCOM will in addition assess compliance with the coverage obligations specified in the licences for the multiplexes awarded in previous auctions.