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ETNO Costing workshop

Approximately one hundred participants from the European Commission, national regulators and Member States as well as industry representatives, academics and investors participated in an ETNO workshop entitled "How to boost investment in next generation access networks: the impact of regulated prices on investments". The workshop was organised under the auspices of the London School of Economics.

ETNO's lunch seminar in Brussels on February 8 on "How to boost investment in next generation access networks: The impact of regulated prices on investments" attracted more than 100 representatives from the EU insitutions, national regulators, industry and the investors' community.

Building on the recent Commission consultation on costing methodologies and latest research carried out on the topic, the workshop aimed at stimulating a debate between academics, key investors and decision makers on the impact of changes to price regulation and in particular of the recent debate on costing methodologies on Europe's Digital Agenda targets for NGA deployment.

It consisted of a presentation of a recent report for ETNO by Brian Williamson of Plum on the impact of options presented in the Commission consultation on costing methodologies. It was followed by a panel with academics, investors and decision makers on the broader impact of regulation on investments and how to accelerate NGA deployment.


12.00 Welcome & registration/ Lunch buffet
12.30 Welcome by Luigi Gambardella, ETNO Executive Board Chair
12.35 Introduction by Dr. Patrik Karrberg, Research Fellow, London School of Economics
12.45 Presentation of Plum Report on Costing by Brian Williamson. Click here to download the presentation
Panel discussion:

Stephen Howard, HSBC
Xavier Lefranc, UBS Asset Management
Professor Marc Bourreau, Telecom ParisTech
Annegret Groebel, BEREC
Brian Williamson, Plum

Moderator: Magnus Franklin followed by Q&A with audience
14.30 Concluding remarks by Daniel Pataki, ETNO Director

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