The Constitutional Court endorses the constitutionality of the General Telecommunication Act The Constitutional Court dismissed the appeal of the Catalan Government questioning the constitutionality of the General Telecommunication Act ("Act"). The ruling of the Constitutional Court divides the appeal into two separate blocks. On one hand the Catalan Government alleges that the Act violates its exclusive competences regarding territorial, urban and landscape development. In this sense, the Court stated that there is no violation of these competences based on constitutional doctrine. On the other hand, the Catalan Government considers that the Act infringes its control and regulatory competence of the audiovisual media to which the Court responded that the competence of the Catalan Government does not include the inspection, control and protection of the radio-electric public domain, which is what it is foreseen in the General Telecommunication Act. However, the Constitutional Court declared as unconstitutional the provision that states that the deployment plan or public network installation will be considered approved if the competent authority has not delivered an express resolution. The Constitutional Court ruling will strengthen important investments by the telecommunication operators in order to modernize networks. For more information, please contact Raul Rubio, Patricia Perez, Rosario Alvarez, Ignacio Vela, Alvaro Ubeda or Cristina Monereo.