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Report calls for deregulation in European telecoms market

Fresh policies giving telecom operators greater freedom in pricing, innovation and consolidation are needed if the European market is not to fall further behind other regions, according to a new report. If changes are implemented, €40bn in extra revenue could be generated by 2020, says the study, issued last week, by ETNO (the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association) together with management consultants, A.T. Kearney. 

The report, “A Future Policy Framework for Growth”, examines current revenue and profit trends in the European Telecoms sector and considers the path to return to growth. It was put together with the help of number of European operators.

Without changes to the regulatory approach and market structure, the study predicts that the industry could decline in size by up to €50bn in revenue by 2020. 

Mark Page, A.T. Kearney Partner and lead author of the study commented: “A healthy telecoms sector is essential in order to attract the levels of investment needed to build the infrastructure to underpin the European knowledge economy. The recent reality is that investors have preferred to invest in telecommunications in other regions, but a shift to a more forward-looking policy framework will unlock a return to growth.”

"This report shows that the current difficulties of the EU telecoms sector shall be overcome also through a reform of the European regulatory regime.

“We welcome the Commission's efforts in setting policies to grant stability of wholesale access prices and flexibility for fiber products. At the same time, the recent Commission initiatives to reform the policy and regulatory approach by boosting the creation of a single market are therefore essential".

Download “A Future Policy Framework for Growth” (pdf) here.

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