Royal Decree 1517/2018, of December 28, which modifies the Regulation on the conditions for the provision of electronic communications services, universal service and user protection, approved by Royal Decree 424/2005, of April 15

Exact name (in spanish): Real Decreto 1517/2018, de 28 de diciembre, por el que se modifica el Reglamento sobre las condiciones para la prestación de servicios de comunicaciones electrónicas, el servicio universal y la protección de los usuarios, aprobado por el Real Decreto 424/2005, de 15 de abril.

Current update: December 29, 2018

Approval date: December 29, 2018

Effective: Yes

Entity that promotes it: Ministry of Economy and Business

Issue: Communication


“In the current legal framework, in accordance with article 25 of Law 9/2014, of May 9, General Telecommunications, the “universal telecommunications service” consists of the defined set of services whose provision is guaranteed to all end users. regardless of its geographical location, with a certain quality and at an affordable price…

The universal service, by its very nature, tries to guarantee benefits in the event that the market dynamics of the sector do not guarantee them. Likewise, the benefits included in it are evolving to adapt to the reality of the market.”

Geographic scope of application: Spain

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