Report from the EMERG Workshop on NGN investment and acces regulation
The first EMERG/NATP3 Workshop during 2013 was on NGN investment and acces regulation and it took place in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 23rd and 24th April 2013.
Being the first workshop exploring this subject, it aimed at exploring the state of play with regard to NGA investment and access regulation. In specific, to take a closer look into regulatory dilemmas that have arisen and have NRAs share their respective countries’ experiences and how they have dealt with them. Unavoidably this led into a fruitful discussion of recent recommendations and guidelines of the European Commission and BEREC in relation to investment in next generation / fibre networks that ensure an environment that is conducive to new investment. At the end of the workshop the participants presented their country specific status and exchanged ideas on different approaches serving different markets.
Universal Service Fund study presented at GSR'13
During the the 2013 Global Symposium for Regulators, held in Warsaw, from 2 to 5 July 2013, where EMERG participated in the Regulatory Association meeting, there was opportunity for the discussion of several subject with sectoral relevance (cf.GSR13 Discussion Papers and Presentations). One of those subjects was the Universal Service Fund Study, with special importance for the recent debate held within EMERG on the Universal Service funding. The topic was introduced by Ms. Lynne Dorward, from TMG, which presentation may be acceeded here.