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latest intelligence

BEREC attempts to cooperate closer with stakeholders
18 October 18 Martin Schraa

BEREC intends to work more closely with stakeholders for the implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code. It held its sixth annual stakeholder forum in Brussels on 17 October 2018. The aim was to gather input from participants on the way BEREC works and in particular its work programme for 2019-2020.

RSPG consults on third opinion on 5G
16 October 18 Dieter Kronegger

The long-awaited document on 5G implementation challenges is surprisingly short. The Radio Spectrum Policy Group consults only on a few key messages. Publication of the full RSPG opinion is scheduled for April 2019.

European telecoms operators defend the need for European integration but are critical of investment climate
16 October 18 Martin Schraa

European telecoms operators are concerned about the rise of scepticism towards the EU and populism, often combined with scepticism about technology. At the same time, they criticise regulation that would deter investment. ETNO, the trade association of mainly incumbent telecoms operators, organised its ninth annual conference with the Financial Times in Brussels on 15 October 2018.

BEREC consults on the data economy, contract summary template, 2019 work programme and pricing for access to infrastructure and civil works
11 October 18 Stefano De Luca

BEREC is looking into the impact of the emerging data economy on the telecoms sector, also considering its own role. BEREC is also consulting on a report which will shape its opinion on a future contract summary template, as well as on its draft work programme for 2019-20 and report on pricing for access to infrastructure and civil works.

Commission opens phase II investigation into SMP designation, price control and WACC calculation in the wholesale high-quality fixed access market in Hungary
09 October 18 Marianna Mattera

The European Commission opened a phase II investigation into the significant market power (SMP) designation of Magyar Telekom in the wholesale high-quality fixed access market (market 4/2014) in Hungary. The Commission also has doubts about NMHH's methodology for calculating the wholesale charges to be imposed on Magyar Telekom and about the inclusion of a size premium in the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) formula.

Chilean regulator proposes new spectrum caps for approval by competition authority
08 October 18 Andre Moura Gomes

The Chilean regulator Subtel proposed new spectrum caps for approval by the competition authority Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia (TDLC), following a Supreme Court ruling that operators Claro, Entel and Movistar must give back spectrum unless new caps are approved. There is no timing for a decision by TDLC.

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