Telephone directories and booths are disappearing in accordance with the new telecommunications law

Today, the Council of Ministers approved the draft General Telecommunications Law aimed at regulating aspects related to telecommunications equipment and the use of the public domain for the use of communications, i.e. the cabins.

Spain has one of the most extensive telecommunications networks in Europe. Our telephone booth system has flooded the cities of our country for many years, but they have long since become almost obsolete street furniture.

Our legal system has encouraged investment and deployment of facilities to implement mobile networks. The telecommunications infrastructure is evolving and so are we.

Coordination has also been put in place to enable the deployment of high capacity networks and the procedures for installing mobile antennas have been reduced. Corn this will also lead to the removal of telephone booths and telephone directories, which will no longer adorn the streets.

They were considered obsolete objects and are not currently in use. It is better to give the user more freedom to choose between the mobile options that exist.

Everything is due to the new regulation, which is intended to comply with the Community directive. For this, many points relating to the telecommunications infrastructure will be improved, give more importance to maintaining a stable and free network.

Improvements in user and disabled rights

The goal is to have greater transparency in contracts, which must include the detailed conditions in a summary before contracting. It modifies its maximum duration, which will be limited to 24 months.

For the first time, it will regulate service package agreements. Although we have a contract with telephone, internet and television, different industry regulations will not apply to you.

Apple, a company sensitive to minorities, proposed to the Unicode technical committee 13 new emojis associated with disability, which are actually 45 if we add the different variants to represent all races.

From now also the mobile card can be unlocked to facilitate the change of operator, keep the prepaid balance and the right to transfer or free access to e-mails after the contract is terminated.

The standard also wants to strive to create more accessible communications for people with sensory disabilities. In a world full of mobiles, the blind may have far fewer options and the law wants to bridge this digital divide.

Finally they go make technical changes that will allow more precise localization people in emergency situations who call 112. Particular attention is paid to disabled people, who must be able to access the emergency number with the same ease.

We’re running out of cabins, but we’re getting mobile communications which will hopefully be safer, faster, and more stable. Hopefully this is the case and we can all enjoy optimal service, including people with disabilities.

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