Telecommuniations Infrastructure Management

FIRSTRULE manages the infrastructures suitable for the accommodation of telecommunication networks of the Municipalities of Entroncamento, Ourém, Oeiras, Alcácer do sal e Tondela, through concessions assigned to it for this purpose.

FIRSTRULE’s management of these infrastructures – formerly managed by Portugal Telecom / NOS – allows it to share with the granting autho- rities the revenues from the telecommunication operators that use them under the Reference Offer that FIRSTRULE presented to them and whose conditions were previously authorized by ANACOM.

Know the Reference Offer for Access to Telecommunications Infrastructures that FIRSTRULE has established for telecommunications operators.

WHAT ARE MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURES ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS?

  • They are infrastructures buried in the basement of municipalities or supported by the low voltage poles of the electric distribution network defined by law and regulated by ANACOM.
  • The survey of these infrastructures is mandatory by law (DL 123/2009 of May 21), and obliges the owners or managers to carry out their registration as well as to publish it in the SIIA-apt infrastructure information system of ANACOM

WHO GIVES INFRASTRUCTURES ACCOMODATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS IN PORTUGAL?

PORTUGAL TELECOM / MEO
PORTUGAL ROADS
PARQUE EXPO
WE
NOWO
ARMED FORCES
EDP
FIRSTRULE – manages six concessions for 6 Portuguese Municipalities – Entroncamento, Ourém, Oeiras, Alcácer do Sal and Tondela.

WHO CURRENTLY WINS WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURES?

  • The municipalities are owners of the infrastructures that host the telecommunications networks buried in their basement.
  • Most municipalities have their infrastructures to be managed by MEO (formerly PORTUGAL TELECOM) that leases them to telecommunications operators to pass their cables to the final customers.
  • The rental of this municipal asset-which represents for the MEO about € 1.80 euros of annual revenue-was never authorized by the respective municipalities or that revenue was shared with them.
  • These revenues, received unduly by MEO, are in fact owned by the infrastructure owner-the municipality where they are deployed, which must claim them as their own.
  • EDP also rents low-voltage poles to telecommunications operators who, in turn, use them to pass their cables to final customers, without giving to the municipality, as they should, any revenue from this use.

WHAT SHOULD THE MUNICIPALITY DO TO ENSURE THE MANAGEMENT OF ITS MUNICIPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE AND RETAIN ITS REVENUE?

It must register the telecommunications infrastructures existing in the Municipality and their occupation by the operators.
It must assign to an entity certified by ANACOM, by public tender, a concession for the management of infrastructure suitable for the accommodation of telecommunications networks in the municipal territory.
You must share with the concessionaire the revenues that are provided to you by telecommunication operators using the municipal infrastructures.

This model is already in force in the districts of the Entroncamento, Ourém, Oeiras, Alcácer do Sal and Tondela that concessionaram the management of its telecommunications infrastructures, with a regular revenue from this management.

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