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Published on November 28, 2007

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Regulating and Developing Broadband in Portugal :  Regulating and Developing Broadband in Portugal 2nd Black Sea and Caspian Regulatory Conference Istanbul June 22sd, 2007 AGENDA:  AGENDA ANACOM’s Competences Market overview in Portugal Broadband Market Access to Ducts Results Slide3:  1. ANACOM’S COMPETENCES ANACOM´S COMPETENCES:  ANACOM´S COMPETENCES ANACOM was created in 1989, to: Regulate postal and telecommunications activities Guarantee network access to all communications operators Promote competition and development in the communications markets Manage scarce resources (numbering and radio spectrum) Protect consumer interests and to contribute to the European Union internal market development Slide5:  2. THE MARKET IN PORTUGAL PENETRATION PER INHABITANT (1Q2007):  PENETRATION PER INHABITANT (1Q2007) Mobile Penetration: 116.9% Fixed Penetration: 38.9% Fixed Broadband Penetration: 14.3% Mobile Broadband: 5.4% Overall Broadband Penetration: 19.7% Telecommunications Revenues (€ millions) :  Telecommunications Revenues (€ millions) Slide8:  3. BROADBAND MARKET Slide9:  Broadband coverage ADSL LLO Cable Population density 1853 MDFs 100% of Population Bidirectional Network 81% of Households TV CABO OTHER CABLE OPERATORS Values from the 1stT2007 191 MDFs 57% of FTS OTHER BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES:  OTHER BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES SATELLITE WI-FI DVB-T 3 HSPA networks; increasing (5,4% penetration) High potential (13% growth last quarter) Reduced utilization Recent uptake; increasing Under evaluation Fixed Broadband Market Structure :  Fixed Broadband Market Structure >1,5 million customers 1st quarter 2007 CABLE ADSL WHOLESALE BROADBAND MARKETS:  WHOLESALE BROADBAND MARKETS Wholesale broadband access market (Market 12 – includes broadband access supported on PSTN and cable networks) SMP Undertakings Remedies PT Group Access to PSTN on several network points Non-discrimination Cost oriented prices and price control wholesale ADSL = [retail (ADSL ; Cable) – cost ] Cost accounting and accounting separation To publish the Reference Offer Availability of accounting records FROM IP TO LLU:  FROM IP TO LLU OLOs can make an efficient use of their networks and differentiate their services Wholesale Broadband Markets:  Wholesale Broadband Markets Wholesale unbundled access market (Market 11) Remedies PT Group companies that work in this market Access to local loops and sub-loops To publish a reference offer Non-discrimination Cost accounting and accounting separation Cost oriented prices Availability of accounting records LLU – Interventions:  LLU – Interventions PRICES SLAs PROCESSES Information Important reduction of supply-time Steady reduction of prices of several LLU services SLAs adjustments ensuring more accurate quality of service Simplification of contract rescission and co-location rules Comprehensive and timely data allowing close market monitoring NUMBER OF UNBUNDLED ACCESSES:  NUMBER OF UNBUNDLED ACCESSES Supply time and Price reductions Processes and SLAs reviews Price reduction Comprehensive and timely information Enforcing Non discrimination Use it or lose it LLU PRICES:  LLU PRICES One-off charge Monthly fee (Full Unbundling) FIXED BROADBAND: HIGHER BIT RATES:  FIXED BROADBAND: HIGHER BIT RATES RETAIL PRICES (8 Mbps):  RETAIL PRICES (8 Mbps) Price Reduction - Voice and broadband offers supported on LLU (Nov. 2006) EVOLUTION OF FIXED BROADBAND :  EVOLUTION OF FIXED BROADBAND EU PENETRATION COMPARISON:  EU PENETRATION COMPARISON Broadband Penetration EU15 Slide22:  4. ACCESS TO DUCTS BACKGROUND (I):  BACKGROUND (I) Promoting infrastrutcutre based competition, taking into account: difficulties of alternative operators in constructing ducts in certain geographic areas, in an timely and economically efficient manner; the need to avoid inefficient infrastructure duplication, and to increase global efficient investment of each undertaking. claims made by operators, related to (a) restrictions to the the use of the concessionaire’s infrastructures (namely in sub-ducts, pipe and visit chamber space); (b) discriminatory conditions; or (c) excessive prices; the need to promote transparency in the access conditions to ducts and associated infrastructures. BACKGROUND (II):  BACKGROUND (II) PTC must offer, inter alia, access to ducts on terms established by ICP – ANACOM, pursuant article 26th nr.4 of Electronic Communications Law (http://www.anacom.pt/template20.jsp?categoryId=103282&contentId=159011). ICP-ANACOM determined in mid 2004, a reference offer (R.O.) for access to ducts and related infrastructure of PTC (http://www.anacom.pt/template12.jsp?categoryId=126439). GUIDING PRINCIPLES:  GUIDING PRINCIPLES AREAS OF INTERVENTION: Prices Parameters of QoS Planning Procedures PRINCIPLES: Efficiency Cost Orientation Non Discrimination Transparency PROCEDURES (I):  PROCEDURES (I) Preventing this… RO establishes efficient and effective procedures RO includes a handbook of procedures and efficient technical specifications (including procedures for the installation, intervention and removal of cables), which shall be followed by beneficiary entities PROCEDURES (II):  PROCEDURES (II) Promoting this… Cleaning and preservation of infrastructures are incumbent upon the concessionaire. PROCEDURES (III):  PROCEDURES (III) ..and this! Cables shall be identified in permanent manholes with a code enabling the identification of the respective owner. GENERAL ACCESS CONDITIONS:  GENERAL ACCESS CONDITIONS Access to ducts and associated infrastructure of PTC, for installation, intervention or withdrawal of cables, or for the performance of any service governed by the R.O., shall be carried out by workers of the beneficiary (it may be extended to collaborators from subcontracting companies, who must be duly identified and accredited by PTC) PTC must inform beneficiaries of the construction of new ducts two months in advance of notification to the municipality. PTC shall (a) establish an accreditation system and (b) publish and keep updated, a list of bodies who have been accredited, in order to promote transparency. PRESENT STATUS:  PRESENT STATUS 1. Issues addressed: Access to critical infrastructure and guarantee of network security; Establishment of the “right price”; Planning specifications; Technical and procedural issues (installation, removal, replacement, and maintenance of ducts and cables); Reservation of space; Establishment of adequate quality of service levels. 2. The first orders under R.O. were placed in mid 2006 3. Litigation between the historic operator and alternative operators decreased. Slide31:  5. Conclusion EVOLUTION OF FIXED BROADBAND:  EVOLUTION OF FIXED BROADBAND Cable Other ADSL TO SUM UP ...:  TO SUM UP ... ANACOM has actively continuously ensured a level playing field enforcing: Cost orientation; Non-discrimination; Transparency; Access Broadband adoption depends on other key factors… BROADBAND CONSUMPTION:  BROADBAND CONSUMPTION According to recent ANACOM’s consumer enquiries broadband demand depends on: Age Education level Occupation level Income Prices Personal computer ownership OTHER INITIATIVES (I):  OTHER INITIATIVES (I) Government initiatives, promoting the Knowledge Society : 100% Broadband connections on every school Tax incentives for acquisition of PCs by students E-School: PC and broadband access in special conditions to students, teachers and trainees involved in qualification programs increase the number of public spaces with free broadband access OTHER INITIATIVES (II):  OTHER INITIATIVES (II) establishemt of a protocol for the swift installation of broadband in remote areas which, although served by DSL central offices, require additional costs for providing broadband. E-Government initiatives: Public e-Procurement Electronic Invoices in the Public Administration Public Administration services online (Citizen Portal) CONCLUSION:  CONCLUSION Broadband development depends on several factors ANACOM has actively ensured a level playing field Cost orientation; Non-discrimination; Transparency; Access. Prices; Supply time; Processes; Information/ Monitoring Competition is thriving Prices are decreasing Bit rate is increasing Penetration is increasing Thank you! joao.castro@anacom.pt :  Thank you! joao.castro@anacom.pt

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