The Spanish National Market and Competition Commission (CNMC) has sanctioned four companies for misusing 118-numbering. The four affected companies owned and used 118 numbers to provide "adult services".

CNMC found that this misuse constituted a serious infringement under the Spanish General Telecommunications Law for failing to comply with the conditions that determine the granting of rights of use of the 118AB numbering (services in relation to telephone directory assistance information) to operators.

Finally, the CNMC also stated that its resolution could be appealed before the Spanish National Court within two months from the day following its notification.