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EU liberates fixed-line call markets

Thursday 9 October 2014 | 15:40 CET | News
Outgoing EU digital economy commissioner Neelie Kroes has announced that the European Commission will no longer regulate the retail market for access to fixed telephony and the wholesale market for fixed call origination. In addition, the EC will redefine two broadband markets with a view to "limiting regulatory burdens to what is strictly necessary for competitive broadband access and investment". Specifically, the new rules recognise that offering "virtual access products" can be considered substitutes to physical unbundling when they fulfil certain characteristics. In a statement outlining

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Companies: ETNO / European Commission
Countries: Europe
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