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SDG

Question 10

Definition of relevant markets, competition policy and identification of operators with significant market power (SMP) as it relates to the economic aspects of the international telecommunication services and networks

(Continuation of Question 10/3)

Motivation
Competition policy plays a central role in the growth and the evolution of the telecommunications sector. It has long been recognized that competitive markets benefit consumers, in terms of the diversity, affordability and quality of services, and stimulate innovation and economic development as a whole.

Question
Relevant market definition and identification of operators with significant market power – SMP.

Tasks
– The study of relevant Market definitions, with a view to enabling Member States to identify where significant market power exists (or other kinds of market dominance).
– Determination of whether regulatory asymmetries may be needed, in special measures to help ensure transparency and equality in any relevant markets.

Relationships
– ITU-D study groups