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2012

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RD374 - Modernizing the scope of the telecommunications chapter on EU trade agreements: addressing the convergence between telecommunication services and the transmission of audiovisual services

This position paper highlights the rationale behind adapting the current scope of the chapters on telecommunications services relating to the trade agreements that the EU Commission is negotiating with third countries.


This position paper highlights the rationale behind adapting the current scope of the chapters on telecommunications services relating to the trade agreements that the EU Commission is negotiating with third countries.

The latest technology developments and changes in the value chain of the telecommunications sector make it necessary to take an updated and modern approach to market access in converged market segments. “Convergence” is increasingly blurring the boundaries between traditional telecommunications and audiovisual services, favouring the emergence of package offerings which combine voice, Internet and the delivery of audiovisual content.

A modernised approach would support the real interests of European telecoms players and would reflect the reality of market and technological changes.


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