Most European regulators that impose equivalence of inputs do not lift price control 10 July 24 Alessandro Mauro

The 2024 gigabit recommendation recommends that national regulatory authorities (NRAs) should not impose or maintain price controls if they have imposed equivalence of inputs (EoI), an economic replicability test (ERT) and found a demonstrable retail price constraint from alternative networks or from a regulated anchor product.

Evidence shows that in most of the 13 analysed European countries, the NRA maintains some form of price control, despite fulfilling the prerequisites from the recommendation.

In nine of the 13 countries the NRA imposed EoI, and in eight countries the NRA imposed the application of an ERT.

Cullen International’s benchmark analyses which non-discrimination measures NRAs apply and whether they maintain price control obligations.

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