BEREC

BEREC adopted Opinion on Phase II investigation (PT/2016/1888 and 1889)

13 September 2016

On 8 September BEREC has adopted Opinion on Phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC: Case PT/2016/1888 and 1889.

On 1 July 2016, the Commission registered a notification by the Portuguese Regulatory Authority, ANACOM, concerning the markets for wholesale local access (market 3a - WLA, case PT/2016/1888) and wholesale central access (market 3b - WCA, case PT/2016/1889) in Portugal.

On 29 July 2016, the Commission sent a serious doubts letter opening a phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC. The Commission’s doubts concern failure to impose regulatory remedies with regard to fibre networks on either local or central access markets in Portugal.

On the basis of the economic analysis set out in this Opinion, BEREC considers that the Commission’s serious doubts are justified.
More specific information about the serious doubts of the European Commission and BEREC’s assessment can be found here .