Monday, June 29, 2009

Europe: OFCOM calls for adoption of the telecoms policy reforms

[zdnet] The head of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has urged European parliamentarians and telecommunications ministers to resolve an argument that has erupted over a raft of new legislation.

At the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) conference in Brussels on Thursday, chief executive Ed Richard said if the Telecoms Package failed to become law by the end of this year, it would be a "significant blow" to regulatory certainty in Europe.

The Telecoms Package contains potential European laws that have been worked out through intense negotiations over recent years. These include the speeding up of number porting between operators, new guidelines on fibre access deployment and the use of radio spectrum, and the creation of a new pan-European regulatory body, called Berec.

Ofcom pleads for Telecoms Package to pass

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