Should the Electronic Communications Code include provisions on co-investments? 24 May 17 Stefano De Luca

Experts, industry stakeholders and representatives of national regulators and the European Commission spoke at the BITS seminar on co-investment organised by Cullen International with the universities of Leuven and Namur on May 11, 2017. The influence of co-investment on NGA networks take-up and coverage, the intensity of competition and the impact on welfare outcomes were some of the issues discussed.

Co-investment is one of the main issues addressed in the proposed European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) presented by the Commission in September 2016. On the same day that the BITS seminar was held, BEREC published its views on co-investment as part of a series of analyses on the EU Telecoms Framework Review (Flash), criticising both the Commission proposal and the draft report by the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee.

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