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The case for repealing the EU’s telecommunications legislation

Simon Hampton (Technology Policy Advocates, Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium)


ISSN: 1463-6697

Article publication date: 12 January 2015



This purpose of this article is to argue for repealing the bulk of the EU’s telecoms regulatory structure because the package’s work is done.


The views expressed in this paper are based on the author’s extensive experience in the telecoms, media and Internet sectors.


The paper finds that competition is strong and sustainable; that many of the key dynamics in the sector are driven by the broader digital economy and thus beyond the scrutiny of sector regulators; and that regulation is being capitalised into the political economy, distorting incentives to the detriment of European consumers.


The paper contributes to the debate over the future direction of regulation in European telecommunications.



Hampton, S. (2015), "The case for repealing the EU’s telecommunications legislation", info, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 3-8.



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