"There is a great effort on the part of the Government to guarantee coverage at a national level", said the Secretary of State, pointing out "identification that is being made by Anacom [National Communications Authority] of the black spots", that is, areas that do not have Internet coverage.

This "is a first and very important process: knowing which areas are not covered by high-speed technology or mobile technology", continued Mário Campolargo.

The next step is to "identify them" and then "invest in a way, through public tenders, to guarantee the coverage of these areas", added the Secretary of State for Digitization and Administrative Modernization.

The official recalled that there was a public consultation by Anacom, at the request of the Executive, "and at the moment the contributions are under analysis".

Afterwards, the Government will identify "the necessary investment" and public tenders will be launched.