Saturday, 18 November 2017

EU overhauls telco rules in bid to stimulate Gigabit broadband rollouts

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 14 September 16

Brussels targets free public WiFi, uninterrupted 5G coverage of urban areas, transport routes by 2025.

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed easing network access rules as part of a sweeping reform package designed to stimulate massive investments in ultrafast broadband infrastructure. The so-called Electronic Communications Code (ECC) aims to implement a pragmatic approach to mandated network access, encouraging regulatory intervention only in cases where competition and choice are lacking. Access obligations will be less stringent for wholesale-only players and operators co-investing in new high-speed networks. The aim is to give companies large and small the confidence to make hefty, long-term investments in new infrastructure…

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed easing network access rules as part of a sweeping reform package designed to stimulate massive investments in ultrafast broadband infrastructure. The so-called Electronic Communications Code (ECC) aims to implement a pragmatic approach to mandated network access, encouraging regulatory intervention only in cases where competition and choice are lacking. Access obligations will be less stringent for wholesale-only players and operators co-investing in new high-speed networks. The aim is to give companies large and small the confidence to make hefty, long-term investments in new infrastructure…

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