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Action 47 in Spain flag Spain

Member States to facilitate broadband investment

Indicator Status Evidence
Have any measures to streamline planning or administrative procedures been introduced to improve broadband investment conditions? Yes A revision of the Telecom Law is underway, being its main aim to foster the deployment of NGA networks. Some measures (e.g. setting at 6 months the maximum delay to grant rights of way to operators) have already been approved in Royal Decree-Law 13/2012, transposing the revised Directives approved in 2009.
Do you have an operational national mapping of retail broadband coverage at different speeds? Yes Coverage maps are developed annually, and they are a critical tool for the design and implementation of aid schemes. The latest information publicly available is from 2011:
Have civil infrastructure initiatives been developed to entice new market entrants? Yes NRA (ComisiĆ³n del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones) has issued detailed regulation (market 4 analysis) for sharing of civil works and ducts. There is also regulation for access to in-building infrastructures(Infraestructuras Comunes de TelecomunicaciĆ³n). Ongoing revision of the Telecoms Law will include provisions fostering the re-use of available infrastructures.
Has the digital dividend spectrum (790 - 862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband and assigned to operators? Yes Auction took place in 2011

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