European Operators Need Regulatory Reform to Regain Global Status

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Summary

As in previous years, the CEOs of European network operators used keynote speeches at Mobile World Congress 2013 to protest against what they see as excessive regulation and over-competitive markets, and to complain about governments' spectrum allocation policies.

This Hotline examines the increasingly strained relationship between operators and policy-makers. It analyses the options available to both parties that could help European operators regain lost influence on the world stage.