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Telecom regulation in the EU facing change of tack: Competition requires a clear policy line

Heng, Stefan (2008): Telecom regulation in the EU facing change of tack: Competition requires a clear policy line. Published in: E-conomics No. 66 (8 July 2008)

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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.

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