The CNMC suggests deregulation of the Mobile Virtual Operators market (MVO) The CNMC has launched a public consultation which proposes the removal of the obligations (in the course of 6 months) imposed on the three major operators in Spain with regard to access to mobile networks. In 2006, the CNMC analyzed this market and imposed a regulation that forced these three major operators to provide reasonable access to their mobile infrastructures. This regulation led to the opening of the market so that companies without radio spectrum, such as Mobile Virtual Operators (MVO), were able to progressively offer voice and data mobile services to their clients. The CNMC believes that access to mobile network markets has already enhanced competition in the market and therefore, proposes its deregulation. Until now, wholesale prices paid by MVOs to Operator Networks were gradually reduced, even for voice and data. This situation allowed MVOs to improve the prices offered to their clients in line with the offerings provided by Network Operators. In addition, a significant number of MVOs has already incorporated 4G technology and it is expected that the remainder will start doing so this year. All interested parties have a period of one month to submit comments. The CNMC will analyze all comments received and will approve the Project that will be submitted to the European Commission, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Ministry of Economy and Competition. For more information, please contact Raul Rubio, Patricia Perez, Rosario Alvarez, Ignacio Vela, Alvaro Ubeda or Cristina Monereo.