The European Commission has suspended a proposal from the Spanish telecoms regulator (CMT) for setting the regulated prices which the dominant operator, Telefónica, can charge other operators which want to sell broadband services based on Telefónica's network.

The Commission is concerned that CMT's approach may not be compatible with EU telecoms rules, could be detrimental to competition and would not incentivize investment in broadband. The Commission is also concerned that the regulated prices are not set in a transparent manner and that the proposal could create artificial barriers in the market.