Very High Capacity and 5G Networks: From the EU Electronic Communication Code to the Market
Since telecoms markets liberalisation, competition enhancement and promotion of innovative investments have been the two main objectives of the EU regulatory framework. They have been seen either as completely synergic or, increasingly often, as somehow conflicting and a source of regulatory trade-offs.
In this context, the regulatory and policy balance between competition and investment has indeed changed over time: from the ladder of investments (LoI) approach, through the NGA networks (2010) and cost accounting directives (2014), and now to the EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which comprises a number of new provisions aimed directly at facilitating the deployment and take-up of very high capacity (VHC) fixed and mobile networks.
The first session of this workshop, jointly organized by DeepIn Research Network and CEPS will debate the new EECC provisions to accelerate VHCN investments, trying to shed some light on some crucial questions related to different aspects.