Telecom Regulation in the EU Facing Change of Tack: Competition Requires a Clear Policy Line

Deutsche Bank Research, Economics No. 66

12 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2008

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S. Heng

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Date Written: July 8, 2008

Abstract

The introduction of sector-specific regulation in the EU has fostered competition and innovation in the telecommunications industry. However, the liberalisation process still has a long way to go. The debate on the new scenario facing European telecoms regulators shows that as far as the institutional (centralised or decentralised) and time-related (ex-post or ex-ante) focus is concerned, a clear policy line is required. Politically motivated delays and ensuing uncertainties in the market must be avoided in order to boost innovation and achieve sustainable competition.

Keywords: regulation, telecommunications, EU, fixed line telephony

JEL Classification: K2, L96, O14, O33

Suggested Citation

Heng, Stefan, Telecom Regulation in the EU Facing Change of Tack: Competition Requires a Clear Policy Line (July 8, 2008). Deutsche Bank Research, Economics No. 66. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1174062 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1174062

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