Spain's new Telecommunications Act was published in the Official Journal (BOE) on 3 November 2003, and officially came into force on 4 November 2003.


Certain aspects (e.g. new registration procedures for operators, lifting of restrictions on rights of operators to numbering resources) of the new Act will only become effective after specific Royal Decrees, identified in the Act, will have been published.

The full text of LEY 32/2003, de 3 de noviembre, General de Telecomunicaciones is available here

For an initial commentary on potential issues that may arise relating to the coherence of this new Act with the EU directives that it is intended to transpose, please contact Yves Blondeel.