Deregulation of the telecom sector
January 2012

Deregulation is being discussed in many countries as a means to provide incentives for investments into new infrastructure. This includes the EU, where deregulation is likely to be brought forward as one aspect of the forthcoming review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications and services. In its analysis, Arthur D. Little assesses deregulation and its impact on telecommunications market performance and the overall economic development. The impact of deregulation is critical, especially in terms of the current debate in many countries about whether or not investments into new infrastructure, such as fibre to the home or to the curb, should be subject to regulation.