Report shows incumbent operators could control 80%
REPORT SHOWS INCUMBENT OPERATORS COULD CONTROL 80% of NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND MARKET
ECTA urges European policy-makers to approve powers for functional separation as competitive impetus wanes
Brussels, 18 February 2008 – The pro-competition body ECTA, today called for stronger powers for regulators to implement competition rules, as it publishes the results of its twice-yearly survey on broadband take-up and competitiveness in Europe. The survey shows that while one in five people (20%) in Europe now subscribe to a broadbandreduced across Europe, with the retail market share of incumbents persisting at close to 50% and connection, competitive impetus has reduced across Europe, with the retail market share of incumbents persisting at close to 50% and slow growth of 10% in broadband connections.