European Competitive Telecommunications Association

05 Apr
2017
22 Mar
2017

Brussels, 22 March 2017: Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) discussed the draft report of MEP Pilar Del Castillo Vera (European People’s Party), on the Proposal for a Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).

ECTA has identified positive elements, such as:

  1. The removal of a mandatory three-year deployment forecast for network operators, which would have created a huge administrative burden in particular for smaller operators i;
  2. A proposed new right for network operators to access physical infrastructure controlled by public authorities (public buildings, street furniture, such as light poles, street signs, traffic lights, billboards, bus, tramway stops, metro stations)ii .

22 Sep
2015
26 Feb
2014

The Future of Regulation - an analysis of developments in EU Telecoms Markets and the implications for the European Commission's Review of Relevant Markets

Click here for a copy of the executive summary (PDF 544KB)

Click here for a copy of the full report (PDF 2.4MB)

16 Jan
2013
06 Mar
2012

6 March 2012

A new report carried out by the research and consulting group WIK on the state of play of Next Generation Access (NGA) has found that the target set by Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes for 50% of households to use ultra-fast broadband by 2020 may be at risk because fibre networks have not been effectively opened to competition.

Click here for a copy of the WIK NGA Progress Report (PDF 1.7MB) 

16 Dec
2011

Cost Methodologies and Pricing Schemes to Support the Transition to NGA

December 2011

WIK contributes to the Commission’s consultation on costing methodologies for key wholesale access products issued on 3 October 2011

Click here for a copy of the WIK Cost Methodologies Report (PDF 861KB) click here for further information

12 Apr
2011

NEW WIK STUDY REVEALS COPPER SWITCH-OFF STRATEGY ESSENTIAL FOR ACHIEVING EUROPEAN BROADBAND TARGETS

Brussels, 12th April 2011

WIK’s new study examines the business case for fibre investment and assesses the effect of regulated wholesale charges on investment decisions, retail prices, competition and consumer welfare. The report concludes that, to stimulate rapid fibre deployment and take-up, regulators should signal significant reductions in copper wholesale charges whilst permitting the copper network to be rapidly switched off if open fibre is installed. The full report and press release are available below.
Click here for a copy of the WIK study (PDF 2.3MB)
Click here for the WIK press release (PDF 81KB)

01 Jun
2010

The ECTA Regulatory Scorecard 2009 was launched on 1 June 2010 at a lunch in the European Parliament which was kindly hosted by Pilar del Castillo Vera MEP.  MEPs and senior policy maker participated and the latest scorecard generated much interest and discussion.

The annual ECTA Regulatory Scorecard, is produced in consultation with National Regulatory Authorities and telecoms companies, and benchmarks the telecoms regulatory framework in 22 European countries.  Results show that in the most competitive markets where non-discrimination is strongly enforced and competitors have access to bottleneck infrastructure at fair prices, such as the Netherlands, the UK and Denmark, citizens and businesses get better services at lower prices resulting in high broadband usage. By contrast, entrants in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria face the most difficult market conditions and lag behind EU average on broadband take-up.

Executive Summary
Click here (0.47 MB)

Regulatory Scorecard 2009
Click here (Zip 2.3 MB)

Annexes to the Regulatory Scorecard 2009
Click here (Zip 1.89 MB)

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