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Introduction

During 2016, several regulators turned their attention to bundled offers. As bundles become increasingly common, regulatory authorities aim to ensure that these offers, which carry benefits for end users, do not end up reducing competition.

Highlights

  • Regulators in Colombia and the UK are already taking actions to improve transparency and users' ability to switch seamlessly between providers. More regulators are expected follow their example and carry out analyses of the impact of bundles.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights the recent regulatory initiatives to assess the impact of bundled offers on the telecoms markets.
  • Provides insights into the actions that regulators are considering to protect competition and consumer welfare.

Key questions answered

  • Which regulators have been the most progressive in analyzing the impact of bundled offers on the market?
  • Which remedies are being considered by regulators to protect consumer welfare and competition?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Regulators are increasingly analyzing the impact of bundles
  • Bundles provide clear advantages for users, but they can also hamper switching and reduce competition
  • Regulators are starting to introduce measures to facilitate switching and increase transparency

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