Management of Telecommunications Fees

Los Operadores podrán realizar los trámites de presentación de declaraciones de ingresos para la liquidación de la Tasa General de Operadores e instar aquellos procedimientos tributarios recogidos en la Ley General Tributaria.


Management of the Registry of Operators

Procedimientos para notificar la explotación de redes o la prestación de servicios de comunicaciones electrónicas, solicitar la modificación de los datos inscritos, solicitar la expedición de un certificado registral, solicitar la cancelación de la inscripción o comunicar la continuidad en la prestación de las actividades.

Do you have to pay a fee by virtue of being an operator?

Yes. According to Annex I of the LGTel (General Telecommunications Law), operators that obtain annual gross operating income of more than 1 million euros, will be obliged to pay the General State Administration and its public bodies an annual fee that may not exceed 1 per thousand of its gross operating income, and the amount of which is set each year. The General Operators Fee accrues on December 31 of each year.


Management of the Numbering Registry

Procedures, actions and processes for assigning, modifying, cancelling, transmitting and sub-assigning numbering resources (numbering management), as well as for addressing the requirements related to the assigned numbering (e.g. numbering control).

Who has to contribute to the maintenance costs of the Reference Entities for fixed or mobile portability?

Operators providing the fixed telephone service available to the public, the mobile telephone service, the full virtual mobile operator service and the virtual mobile operator service, must ensure that subscribers with numbers in the national telephone numbering plan can keep, upon request, the numbers that have been assigned to them, regardless of the operator that provides the service, and in accordance with the instances specified in Royal Decree 2296/2004, of 10 December,por el que se aprueba el Reglamento sobre mercados de comunicaciones electrónicas, acceso a las redes y numeración (Reglamento MAN) y su normativa de desarrollo. They must also defray the costs of updating the network components and systems necessary for the portability process.

In this regard, in accordance with section Five of Circular 1/2008, of 19 June, on preserving numbers and migrating telephone numbers, operators that must use the Reference Entity (centralised system that acts as an intermediary to facilitate portability and that is operated by the Asociación de Operadores para la Portabilidad (AOP) for fixed portability, and the Asociación de Operadores para la Portabilidad Móvil (AOPM) for mobile portability), so as to manage the portability processes as per the requirements contained in said instruction, have the obligation to share the costs for setting up said Entity and for its correct operation and administrative management.

For more information on both associations, please visit their respective web pages: AOP, AOPM.

How can I submit my Income Statement?

Go into the Electronic Office of the CNMC, the Telecommunications Fee Management procedure (, and in the form that shows up in Go to the Procedure, you will have to record the income obtained for the year you wish to report. The system will issue a receipt once you satisfy your obligation to present said statement to the CNMC.

How is the Numbering Fee calculated?

The Ley General de Telecomunicaciones establishes the price per number (€ 0.041 per number) and the General State Budget is updated annually (fixed rate amounts). Additionally, Annex I of the Law specifies a coefficient (from 1 to 30) to apply for each type of numbering assigned. Finally, the amount of numbers liquidated must be taken into account. For example, for the number 11800, the fee would consist of:

  • Year: 2022
  • Number Type: Premium SMS
  • Number: 11800
  • Amount of Numbers: 10,000
  • Coefficient: 30
  • Price per Number: €0.041
  • Price Update: 1 percent

Price Rate 11800 = 10,000 * 30 * €0.041 = €12,300