MADRID Jan 18 Spain's former telecoms monopoly
Telefonica can raise the charge for rivals to rent its
phone lines by 3.4 percent to 8.6 euros ($11.5), the country's
telecoms regulator said on Friday.
CMT said other operators had 20 days to lodge any objections
and highlighted the proposed rate was below charges in Britain,
France and Germany of up to 10 euros.
Fixed-line rental by other operators accounted for 210
million euros of Telefonica's revenue in the first nine months
The company's revenues in its home market have been slipping
as cash-strapped customers ditch their mobiles or switch to
cheaper operators for fixed line, mobile and Internet services.
($1 = 0.7486 euros)
(Reporting by Robert Hetz; Writing by Clare Kane; Editing by