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Cable Europe: ‘No need for more competition rules’

October 3, 2017

Industry trade body Cable Europe has once again called upon European Institutions to stand by the original goals of the proposed Electronic Communications Code, as the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee adopted a number of amendments October 2nd.

The body commended the Committee for its work to date, but warned against the consequences of introducing legal uncertainties that will impact those who are investing in the Gigaspeed networks.

“The ITRE Committee has made a remarkable effort on this complex piece of legislation,” commented Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe. “However, competition rules applying to joint dominance need to be strictly aligned with European Union case law.

“The introduction of additional competition rules which are specific to the telecommunications sector simply isn’t justified and is not proportionate, specifically when you consider the wider competitive landscape and the presence of over-the-top players.”

“Investment in infrastructure is the key to unlocking the innovative service offerings that will drive Europe’s transformation into a gigabit society,” he declared.

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