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As industry players in the EU look forward to the EC’s upcoming proposals for a new regulatory framework, the Digital Regulation Forum showed that plenty of issues are on the table and still require careful consideration.


  • Achieving more regulatory consistency across countries remains a challenge, and a lot of work needs to be done around new approaches to spectrum allocations.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a summary of the key points debated at the Digital Regulation Forum in London in April 2015.
  • Provides insights on current and future regulatory issues for the telecoms industry, and how they are likely to evolve.

Key questions answered

  • What are the most pressing regulatory issues for the telecoms industry at the moment?
  • How is the EC's approach likely to evolve in the coming years?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • A new proposal from the EC is imminent and could include more ambitious broadband deployment targets
  • Reforms on spectrum are necessary and likely at the European level and a different approach to licensing is desirable
  • The eventual rules to protect the open Internet should not be overly prescriptive


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