|Spanish Incumbent Gets Green Light for FTTH|
Local regulators in Spain have authorised a novel solution to an impasse which has threatened to stall FTTH progress across the country. Instead of sharing capacity, operators should share information.
Having banned Telefonica from operating commercial services over its new FTTH network, the Spanish telecoms regulator CMT directed the telco to share the capacity of the 100Mbps network with its competitors. Now the CMT has ruled this is no longer essential, but instead Telefonica is being compelled to share information on the physical layout of the network, and agree to process requests from other operators for wholesale access.
The European Commission is understood to be seeking clarity from CMT about the technical grounds upon which its ruling was made.
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