BRG’s telecommunications, media, and technology practice published a report into co-investment in Europe and the way it is regulated. This report is in response to the European Commission’s proposals for overhauling the sector regulatory framework, which includes special regulatory treatment of co-investment projects.
From the Executive Summary:
European policy-makers agree that increased investment in very high capacity (“VHC”) network infrastructure has broad economic benefits—to the telecoms sector and its consumers, and to national economies. Policy-makers view effective competition as the most effective spur for increasing such investment. Co-investment is therefore an attractive model of investment, insofar as it results in increased VHC network rollout and more effective competition.