According to Articles 79, § 2, and 86, § 2, of the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications, laying down that the universal service obligations concerning the directory enquiry services and directories may be lifted in a Royal Decree deliberated in the Council of Ministers, the BIPT Council submitted its opinion to the Minister on 24 May 2013. This opinion according to which the universal service obligations concerning the directory enquiry services and directories may be lifted was adopted after a market analysis, establishing that these services or similar services were largely accessible. The draft opinion was submitted for public consultation from 26 February to 29 March 2013.
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