In the EU, the use of state funding for private sector projects is always subject to state aid rules, which aim to ensure that competition is not unduly distorted.
Over four weeks, we are presenting selected case summaries from Cullen International’s new State Aid & Subsidies service, highlighting how the European Commission’s approach to enforcing these state aid rules is evolving together with the EU’s broadband policy objectives.
Our second highlighted case covers the 2021 €2.1bn German aid scheme to support the rollout of passive mobile infrastructure for high-performance 4G, or more advanced mobile voice and data services in the underserved areas of the country.
This was the first large nationwide mobile broadband deployment measure notified to the European Commission.
The clearance decision offers a preview of the Commission’s approach to subsidised mobile network deployments, ahead of formal guidance expected later this year in the revised Broadband State Aid Guidelines.
28 November 22
Mobile infrastructure sharing in the Middle East and North Africa
Cullen International’s new benchmark on mobile infrastructure sharing in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) sheds light on the main regulatory frameworks adopted in 13 MENA countries.
25 November 22
IoT in the data economy
This Global Trends benchmark analyses policies and regulation aimed at promoting innovation and building trust in the use of the internet of things (IoT) by industry, the public sector and consumers.
24 November 22
All you need to know about the new NIS2 Directive – Part 1: Scope
Cullen International is releasing a series of reports on the different aspects of the newly revised European Union directive on the security of network and information systems (NIS2). The first report covers the objectives and scope of the revised directive. It also explains the applicable rules to classify entities as either essential or important and therefore subject to the directive.