WEBINAR | Co-investment & network sharing - Recommendations for an efficient and fair implementation

Date: 
26/05/2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
Webinar

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 webinar 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.

 

 

14:00

Introduction
 

Bruno LIEBHABERG 

Director General
CERRE

 

14:05

Presentation of the CERRE report ‘Co-investment & Network Sharing’
 

Marc BOURREAU

Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of Economics, Télécom Paris

 

 

Steffen HOERNIG 

Associate Professor of Economics
Nova School of Business & Economics

 

 

Winston MAXWELL

Director, Law & Digital Technology Studies
Télécom Paris

 

14:30
Reaction from the European Commission  
 

Vesa TERÄVÄ

Head of Unit, Implementation of the Regulatory Framework (Electronic Communications Networks and Services)
DG CNECT, European Commission

 

Rita WEZENBEEK

Head of Unit, Anti-Trust: Telecommunications
DG COMP, European Commission

 

14:45
Debate with panellists
 

Prof. Antonio NICITA

Commissioner 
AGCOM, Italian Telecoms and Media Regulatory Authority

 

 

Stephan NETZLE

Head of the Swiss NRA 
ComCom

 

 

Sabrina STANISLAS-BOUMIER

Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Qualcomm

 

 

Ana BAIDE 

Senior Manager, Public Policy
Vodafone

 

 

Volcy LESCA

Senior Regulatory Manager, European Affairs
Orange

 

 

15:15
Q&A with the audience 
15:45
Concluding remarks
16:00
Ends

 

Tuesday 26 May 2020, 14.00-16.00,
Webinar

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 info@cerre.eu


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