Telecom operators may, as of Monday, limit or block access to non-essential services such as Internet broadband, such as video games and digital platforms, if necessary to protect critical state services.
Digital platforms, such as Netflix and YouTube, as well as video game signals, can be intercepted to ensure the continuity of electronic communications services to hospitals or security forces, a measure already provided for decree, new The state controls the state of emergency, on 14 January, and was the first to implement the first phase of the Kovid-19 epidemic in Portugal by March 2020.
The order and traffic are determined by the government’s order, published this Saturday Republic diary And which applies “at 15:00 on February 15”, it is considered important to identify electronic communication services and give priority to customers, for whom companies must guarantee the continuity of services.
The aim is to prevent the effects of network congestion, enabling companies offering public communication networks or electronic communication services that are “strictly whenever necessary”, routing certain categories of traffic and the provision of services to critics to prioritize. Voice and short message (SMS) fixed and supported on mobile networks, uninterrupted access to emergency services, uninterrupted broadcast of warning to the population and distribution of linear television and digital terrestrial television signals.
“With the country returning to the context of a public health emergency, with respect to the past situation, it is important to ensure the uninterrupted provision of such critical services to the population in general, usually to ensure the stability of their homes.” Subject, with direct and significant impact in the capacity management requirements of fixed and mobile networks to support electronic communication services, ”justifies the executive in the diploma published this Saturday.
The decree-law defines priorities en route to certain categories of traffic, defines a decreasing order of priorities, counts on top of priorities, namely, the Unified System and Safety Network bodies of the Ministry of Health and Emergency. Portugal, about the functioning of this system, about the functioning of the Ministry of Internal Administration, the National Internal Security Network and the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Defense.
Public services “particularly lack of support”, eg, in relation to services of social security, registrars and notary institutions, online citizen cards and digital mobile keys, Government Information Network Management Center, Diario da Repubilica Eletronico, Administrative The Agency for Modernization, the National Maritime Authority and the National Aeronautical Authority also have priority.
The regulatory unit for social communication or Banco de Portugal, and the services and bodies of the Ministry of Education, as well as related services and bodies in autonomous regions, as well as public schools include school groups and non-group schools. Network is the priority. Education, private, cooperative and social and solidarity education establishments, and other institutions provide distance education services, as well as institutions that provide basic training and educational tools online.
Priority, according to the diploma, is not only in the path of traffic, but also in the resolution of faults and disturbances: “Prioritizing solutions to faults and disturbances to companies offering public communications networks or publicly available electronic communications services Customers in electronic communication networks and services are classified as a priority.