BEREC report on NGA Recommendation

On 6 October 2011, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) published a report on the implementation of the European Commission’s Recommendation on Next Generation Access (NGA) networks (as adopted in September 2010). BEREC collected information on how the Recommendation has been implemented in member states and considered the availability and regulation of NGA wholesale access products, migration and pricing and risk issues. BEREC has found that, since September 2010, 13 member states have notified remedies in Market 4 (wholesale physical access) and ten in market 5 (wholesale broadband access), and that regulation has become more complex due to the novel nature of the products and NGA network architecture. Overall, BEREC has concluded that the NGA Recommendation has had a major contribution to enhancing regulatory certainty and increasing harmonisation.

DotEcon has provided support to regulatory bodies in Europe in relation to the implementation of the NGA Recommendation. DotEcon also ran a workshop at the 2011 Telecoms Regulatory Forum focusing on NGA: regulating for investment.

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