Rules of Engagement – European Commission Publishes Its Long Awaited Telecom Reform Package

telecom reformA previous UK Prime Minister once remarked that a week was a long time in politics. By this reckoning, this summer has been an absolute lifetime. But while the geo-political machinations of the ongoing Brexit debate have dominated the headlines, Brussels day to day business has continued. Yesterday saw the publication of the Commission’s long-awaited telecom review. It has been a huge undertaking, representing the recasting of four previously separate directives into one. Hence the document is big – really big.

This snapshot provides an overview of the telecom reform package but principally seeks to understand what is next, what the priorities are, the challenges and red lines and the pathway forward.

Stephen Pearson is Senior Director and Marcus Pepperell is Managing Director at FTI Consulting Brussels.

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