Press Release: A better investment climate, more value for consumers: let’s make it happen
ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s main telecom operators, took part in today’s BEREC Workshop on Oligopoly Analysis and Regulation (more information here).
At a time in which the EU is discussing the next wave of digital policies and regulation, ETNO is advocating for a thorough reform of the current regulatory framework and encouraging a pro-investment and pro-quality approach to consolidation.
ETNO Chairman Steven Tas, who represented ETNO at the BEREC meeting, said: “The focus of future policies has to shift towards the promotion of innovation and investment in network infrastructures. Less fragmented and more efficient markets will drive better value for customers and will help bridge Europe’s investment gap”.
Achieving a better investment climate while delivering better value to European consumers is possible, but it requires a step change in the approach to both competition policy and traditional telecoms regulation.
- ETNO’s response to the BEREC Consultation on Oligopoly Analysis and Regulation.
- For fresh data on telecom markets, see the ETNO-IDATE Annual Economic Report.
- For academic data on investments and broadband in the EU and the US, see the Penn Law report.