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Despite the EC’s best efforts to harmonize regulation and achieve a single market for telecoms, national regulators are still adopting widely different approaches when regulating wholesale broadband access.


  • National regulatory authorities are best placed to take account of specific aspects within each country that are relevant to setting out sensible regulation.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers an insight into approaches to regulating wholesale broadband access.
  • Identifies challenges in achieving a harmonized regulatory approach in the EU.

Key questions answered

  • How is wholesale broadband access regulated in EU countries?
  • What are the challenges in achieving a harmonized European approach for WBA?

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  • Summary
  • Regulators still consider subnational markets for wholesale broadband access
  • Market segmentation is still necessary, although it is not without challenges
  • Differences in WBA prices paint an even more inconsistent picture across EU countries


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