Co-Investment & Network Sharing - Recommendations for an Efficient and Fair Implementation
With recent efforts to build a better connected Europe, co-investment for very-high-capacity networks and network sharing agreements in mobile markets have emerged over the last years. The new European Electronic Communications Code indeed introduced new rules for such co-investment with a view to achieve the Gigabit Society targets for the European Union. The deployment of 5G mobile technology across Europe is likely to push operators to share even more of their infrastructure in the future.
Co-investment and network sharing bring strong efficiency benefits to operators. But there remain concerns that it may also harm competition, by reducing infrastructure-based competition, and thereby investment incentives. It may also facilitate collusion between co-investors.
This Executive Seminar will present and debate the findings of a new CERRE report providing recommendations for efficient and fair implementation of ‘Co-investment & Network Sharing’ agreements in Europe.
This new report, co-authored by CERRE Joint Academic Director, Prof. Marc Bourreau (Télécom Paris), Prof. Steffen Hoernig (Nova School of Business & Economics) and Winston Maxwell (Director, Law & Digital Technology Studies, Télécom Paris), analyses the implementation of co-investment and network sharing agreements and provides concrete recommendations to improve the trade-off between risks and costs.
Join key actors from the digital sector, including representatives of telecom operators, infrastructure managers, regulatory authorities, policy-makers and academic experts, for an afternoon of stimulating discussions.
Free for CERRE members and CERRE academics
Free for representatives from EU Institutions and from Governments
Fee for non-CERRE members and non-CERRE academics
Tuesday 26 May 2020, 13.30-17.30,
The University Foundation, 11 Rue d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels
CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org