Quoting the regulator Anacom, Diario de Noticias reports that they amounted to €100.7 million, or 7% more than the previous year.
They included €37.5 million for providing electronic communications services, €62 million for the use of frequencies, €1.7 million for the use of numbers and €11,000 for declarations and attribution of rights.
Taken together, they represented almost all of Anacom’s income.
The regulator charged €6.5 million more in regulatory fees in 2021 mainly due to an increase in litigation between it and the operators Altice, Nos and Vodafone.
Litigation has also increased in recent years due to 5G.
The amounts billed for 5G frequency bands will be published in the 2022 figures.