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Digital 24-02-2016

Think tankers: Skype and telcos should be regulated in the same way

The EU should have just two sets of rules for telecoms: one for infrastructure, and one for services, argue Alexandre de Streel and Bruno Liebhaberg. When similar services are on offer, the same rules should apply regardless of the technology, they contend.
Bruno Liebhaberg [Photo © HorstWagner.eu, FEPS Europe/Flickr]
Transport 27-11-2014

Bruno Liebhaberg: EU should re-think liberalisation of network industries

SPECIAL REPORT: Providing quality services at affordable prices should be the guiding principles of regulation of network industries, according to Bruno Liebhaberg who urges the Juncker Commission to reconsider the EU’s approach to liberalisation in sectors such as telecoms, railways and energy.
Competition 24-02-2009

ECTA: Reding is the ‘saviour’ of EU telecoms

The nascent optical fibre connection market underpinning super-fast Internet should be subject to rules aimed at avoiding the creation of new monopolies, telecoms industry chief Innocenzo Genna told EURACTIV in an interview, praising Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding as the 'saviour' of the EU telecoms sector.
Digital 10-02-2009

ETNO: Commission ‘cheerleader’ for NGNs

The European Commission is playing the role of a "big cheerleader" for Next Generation Networks (NGNs), delaying their deployment while proposing cuts in mobile termination rates that are likely to severely affect the telecoms sector, Michael Bartholomew, director of the association which brings together the main European operators (ETNO), told EURACTIV in an interview.