There is no clear consensus on the shape of the future regulatory regime for the postal and delivery market, with one major factor being the diversity in user needs. Among European markets, for example, letter volumes per capita vary considerably between countries.
Faced with this diversity, policy makers and market players need to consider a range of difficult issues:
- how and whether to revise the regulatory framework and the definition of the universal service;
- what assets traditional postal operators can rely on to diversify their operations;
- does expansion into different business areas bring new regulatory challenges;
- extending regulation into the wider delivery market, i.e. related to e-commerce delivery; and
- how should the unprofitable areas of the universal service obligation be compensated.
These were just some of the key topics discussed at the 26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics which took place at the beginning of June in Croatia. The conference gathered representatives from postal operators, express couriers, trade unions, national regulatory authorities (NRAs) and the European Commission, as well as other industry experts and academics.
05 December 18
Webinar: Net neutrality: State of play in Europe
Watch the recording of this 1-hour webinar on the state of play of net neutrality in Europe, ahead of BEREC's evaluation of the net neutrality regulation and guidelines.
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Key data on the Middle East and North Africa telecoms regulations landscape – now also covering Iraq
Cullen International published a new version of its Telecoms 'Country Profiles' for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This updated edition now also includes coverage of Iraq, in addition to the 11 MENA countries previously covered.
22 November 18
Competition policy in the digital economy
Our new 'Tracker' lists the issues being considered in the discussions about the role and boundaries of the appropriate competition policy in the digital economy in Europe, giving an overview of EU and national level initiatives taken so far (cases, studies, sector inquiries).