The Portuguese regulator ANACOM has launched a public consultation on the renewal of MEO’s right to offer DTT services.
In a statement, ANACOM says that on February 14 it approved the draft decision on the renewal of MEO’s usage of frequencies on Multiplex A. This was in accordance with the Electronic Communications Law (LCE) now in force, which will be renamed Right of Radio Frequency Spectrum Use (DUER).
ANACOM adds that it considers that there is nothing to prevent the renewal of the DUER for a period of seven years (until December 10 2030), which will have an impact on significant strata of the population, as well as on the retail free TV market and the wholesale digital TV broadcasting market of free terrestrial services for end-users.
The regulator has submitted its draft decision to prior hearing of the interested parties, namely MEO, RTP, SIC, TVI and ARTV – Canal Senado. The parties have 30 working days to comment.