New telecom law

Telecommunications companies will soon be obliged to cancel client contracts after 60 days of non-payment for the services provided.

According to the new legislation, approved by the Council of Ministers last week, and which covers internet, mobile phone and cable television services, clients who are behind on their payments by 30 days will see the service suspended by the operator, and failure to make the payment within the next 30 days will see the contract cancelled.

The measure aims to reduce family indebtedness and relieve the courts from excessive debt recovery cases.