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Rapporteur's Group Question details

Question 10-3/1
The impact of the licensing and authorization regime and other relevant regulatory measures on competition in a converged telecommunication/ICT environment
Question 10-3/1
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The expected output of Question 10-3/1 for the study period 2010-2014 will include: a) Overview of different legislative frameworks, with a major focus on licensing and/or authorization procedures with a view to identify the main regulatory trends of the examined models concerned by convergent services. b) Evaluation of the experiences of both telecom and competition regulators, in particular with regard to changes in the authorization and licensing regimes, and the transition from one regime to another. c) Explore the impact of the licensing and authorization regime on competition in a converged environment (e.g., the degree of competition in the sector, the number of market players, penetration rates of Telecommunications/ICT services). d) Evaluate the role of national regulatory authorities and competition authorities in fostering converged service offers. e) Preparation of guidelines and/or recommendations for those countries which are planning to introduce new legislation or adapt their existing framework and establish principles to enable the development of converging services. f) Examine how national regulatory authorities and competition authorities define relevant markets for converged services. g) Preparation of guidelines and/or recommendations for developing countries on the methodologies for the definition and analysis of relevant markets for converged service offers and for the identification of service providers with significant market power (SMP).
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