João Cadet de Matos was speaking at the Parliamentary Committee on Economics, Innovation, Public Works and Housing, within the scope of the Anacom session.
Regarding the auction [5G] What happens, I would like to be able to say more,” but during the process “there are rules that prevent Anacom and its boss from disclosing who is participating in the auction and what is happening,” he said in response to questions from MPs.
But “there is one thing I guarantee to you, and that is that on the day the auction ends, everything that happened during this auction will be public,” stated Joao Cadet de Matos.
So, “who was in charge and responsible for the duration of the auction and who is using the rules set by the auction to try to get it to end faster and who is using these rules to extend it in time,” stressed the Speaker. regulatory body.
The operators bids on Tuesday reached 322.7 million euros on day 106 of the auction’s main bid.
If the main auction, which ran for more than five months (started on January 14), had ended on Tuesday, the state would have raised more than €407 million (a figure that includes the €84.3 million bid for newcomers), well above the indicative amount. amounting to 237.9 million euros.
At the end of March, commercial 5G services were already available in 24 of the 27 EU countries, and Portugal, whose EU presidency ends this month, was not yet.
On May 31, the regulator approved a project to change the 5G auction regulation, in order to speed up the process, making it possible to conduct 12 daily rounds to speed up the auction, which has been disputed by operators.
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