Gearing Up for Regulation 2.0 (InterMEDIA March 2015 Vol 43 Issue 1)

The European telecoms sector is faced with significant challenges in terms of rapidly emerging new technologies and new forms of competition and business models driven by these technology changes. The year 2015 will be pivotal for European policymakers, regulators and competition watchdogs to improve the environment for the European telecoms sector and to enable more investment. When defining the trajectory of regulatory modernisation, Europe should avoid going for incremental improvement only and rather aim at an ambitious scenario and step up to a ‘virtuous circle’, based on innovation, investment and smart regulation (“Regulation 2.0”). Based on my recent work for clients as a Senior Director at Arthur D. Little (ADL) and Core Member of ADL’s competence centre for Regulation and Competition (SASCAR) I have published an article in InterMEDIA (March 2015 Vol 43 Issue 1). It is worth to mention that my thinking has been inspired by the work with GROUP20, a non-partisan think tank organized by Stephen Howard (HSBC Global Telecom Research) and myself. Thanks also to Richard Feasey (Frontier Economics), Scott Markus (WIK), Richard Swinford, Andrea Faggiano, Vikram Gupta (all ADL) and Paul Pisjak (RTR) for many valuable contributions: Gearing up for Regulation 2-0_InterMEDIA