ANACOM proposes decreasing the loyalty interval

MEO and NOS costs improve by 7.8% as of at the moment, February 1st. Vodafone, in flip, updates its worth record in March.

The Nationwide Communications Authority (ANACOM) considers these will increase “unjustified” and recollects that, in October 2022, it really useful operators to evaluate the impression of their pricing insurance policies, since households “are going through a rise in the price of unprecedented in latest historical past”. On the time, the regulator recalled that Portugal has costs for communications companies greater than the European Union common.

The advice, nevertheless, was not adopted by the three primary operators, except Nowo.

Due to this fact, and in response to those will increase, ANACOM proposed to the Authorities to discount of the loyalty interval to six months (versus the present 24 months). On this situation, considers the regulator, it’s pressing to undertake measures that reinforce competitors, and the discount of the loyalty interval is one in all them.

In an interview with Lusa, the president of ANACOM stated that, “within the aggressive market, what ought to occur is “shopper mobility for gives with decrease costs.” Nonetheless, in Portugal the situation is totally different, he stated. “The loyalty interval practiced, of 24 months, prevents this mobility.”

In that sense, the regulator proposes this legislative modification. “We take into account this modification to the legislation pressing and a precedence”, he confused, including that he hopes that “the Authorities will take into account the pertinence and urgency of this modification”, defending that “we can’t have Portugal on the tail finish of Europe with greater costs” in communications .

It’s now as much as the Authorities to reply, even when the regulator anticipates nice resistance from operators.