European Competitive Telecommunications Association



Coding the future?

In the first year after the adoption of the European Electronic Communications Code, the new legislative framework for electronic communications in the EU, the conference provides a critical opportunity to scrutinize market developments at the cusp between old and new legal and regulatory regimes, to take the pulse on transposition efforts and issues, and to look ahead to the new incoming Commission and its ambition to create a Europe fit for the digital age and the role of connectivity within it.

In 2019, the ecta Regulatory Conference will therefore focus on what the quest for very high capacity networks under the Code implies in terms of continuities and discontinuities with existing rules, how the balance between services and infrastructure competition is likely to evolve and how new challenges of security and sustainability fit into this picture. Together with the results from the World Radio Communications Conference and reflections on digital competition policy, these aspects define the backdrop for conversations about medium-term strategic development perspectives for Europe as a digital continent and the European Commission’s vision for digital connectivity as an element of a long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial  future.


Topics for this year's conference

  • Implementation of The European Electronic Communications Code
  • Which Competition Policy for the Digital Era?
  • Disintegration or Business as Usual? The Role of EU Rules in Non-EU Countries
  • Old Services, New Services, Other Services?
  • Technology and Policy Considerations for the Rural Narrow-to-Broadband-to-VHC Transition
  • The Future Is Green: Can the Digital Revolution Be Environmentally Sustainable?
  • Is Business Ready for 5G­? …and Is 5G Business-Ready?
  • Online Platforms and Electronic Commerce: The New Regulatory Frontier?
  • Time for a Refit? Updating Recommendations for the VHC Age
  • 5G without all vendors: What Are the Consequences for Operators, Customers and Society?


Some confirmed speakers 

                     Speakers 13 November 2019 V2  

Highlights from last year's conference 

Great Keynotes


Who should attend?

ecta's conferences are considered to be some of the primary regulatory and competition events for the European communications sector and attract key officials from Europe’s policy-making institutions; European Commission, Parliament and Ministries plus a range of representatives from European Regulators and Competition authorities. Our events provide one of the most important policy-debating forums on electronic communications policy for senior executives, finance/strategy directors, legal, regulatory, economics, public affairs personnel and competition specialists from European, US and Asia-Pac incumbent/alternative operators as well as representatives from law firms, consultancies, financial organisations, analysts and researchers focused on the impact of regulation and competition on the communications sector.

ecta conferences also attract a wide range of international guests - please click here for more information about travelling from abroad.

 Highlights from last year 3



Now in its 19th edition, the annual ecta Regulatory Conference is today widely recognised as one of the ‘must attend’ policy events in the European electronic communications sector. Covering the most important regulatory policy issues that occupy the minds of industry, regulators and the European institutions, it provides a unique platform to raise corporate profile, create new connections and assess new opportunities in the European electronic communications sector in the light of evolving EU digital policy.
Keynotes, panel sessions and midday briefings as well as networking opportunities provide sponsors and participants with the ideal setting to exchange about the challenges that the Code brings, the milestones until its application and the wider context shaping the future trajectory for competitive electronic communications and their regulation in the EU.       

Picture networking     


Click here for details of how to register and registration fees.

Free attendance is available for EU institutional representatives (subject to availability - limited number of places available) and Press.

Sponsorship opportunities

The annual ecta Regulatory Conference provides a unique platform from which to raise profile, influence policy and develop new business in the European telecommunications sector.

Click here for details of sponsorship opportunities.

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