|Europe Calls for Industry Input|
The European Commission has opened its doors to commentary and critique on the subject of its plans to encourage broader rollout of NGA access networks.
The consensus from incumbent, former state-monopoly operators appears to be that the Commission’s proposed regulatory approach may impede and ‘de-incentivise’ the rollout of fibre networks. Meanwhile, alternative operators claim the measures don’t go far enough to level the playing field.
The public consultation closes on the 14th November.
Meanwhile, the European Commission has also been talking tough on several national regulators it sees as being weak. Sweden, Lithuania and Latvia will face preliminary legal action. The Commission is also pursuing ongoing legal proceedings against Poland, Cyprus and Spain.
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