In line with Council Decision
496, the main objective of the workshop is to inform
the Secretary-General on the subject of possible new work items for
In addition, the workshop will serve as a forum for competition
and telecommunications policy-makers, national telecommunications
regulators, user groups, experts and industry, to exchange
information and experiences on the issue of competition policy and
law in telecommunications regulation.
Through the discussions, the workshop will also seek to identify
key issues with respect to the relationship between competition law
and telecommunications regulation. Issues raised might range from
the institutional, such as whether competition agencies or national
telecommunications regulators are best placed to deal with
telecommunication competition issues, to the substantive, such as
how relevant markets and significant market power are determined.
From these discussions, the workshop will attempt to distil a set of
principles or “best practices” that could be used by countries
that have recently introduced or are planning to introduce
competition into their telecommunication markets, as well as by
countries seeking to maintain or increase the level of competition
in their markets.