Friday 26 February 2021
1400 CET / 1300 GMT
Duration: 2 hours
The governance of Telecoms markets – Competition and investments in the EECC
Competition enhancement and promotion of innovative investments have been crucial aspects of the EU telecom markets and regulation for the last 20 years. Due to the increasing importance of investments in next generation access networks, the regulatory framework has progressively evolved and within the 2018 European Electonic Communications Code (EECC), investment promotion has become a new independent general objective of the European regulatory framework.
Indeed, the EECC comprises a number of new provisions aimed to directly facilitate and incentivise the deployment and take-up of very high capacity (VHC) networks, at the same time maintaining effective competition safeguards. One of the main aspect concerns cooperative arrangements between investors and access-seekers in order to reduce costs and share investment risk.
The webinar debate aims to shed some light on some crucial issues releted to market and regulatory incentives set by the EECC co-investment provision, the effectiveness and efficiency of the (new) balance between competition sefaguards and investment incentives, and the conceptual relationship between co-inevstment arrangements and the ladder of investment.
The webinar debate is introduced by presenting a recently published book about The Governance of Telecom Markets, authored by IIC Italian Chapters members, Antonio Manganelli and Antonio Nicita.
Other speakers include: