E.C. Bids For Independent Telecom Regulator

Law360, New York (November 16, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Renewing its calls for deregulation of the telecom industry, the European Commission is pushing for a single European telecom regulator to replace the existing system of 25 separate national regulators in a bid to open up the market to competition.

European telecom commissioner Viviane Reding said Thursday at a conference of upstart telecom companies represented by the European Competitive Telecommunications Association that establishing an independent European telecom authority would be the “most effective and least bureaucratic way to achieve a real level playing field” and would...
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