The European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation yesterday in order to establish a harmonised regulatory framework for next generation networks (NGN), to encourage operators to invest in this type networks, particularly in new fibre optic networks. Following this consultation the Commission intends to submit a Recommendation in 2009 to enable Member States to implement consistent legal frameworks which maximise benefits and minimise costs related to the regulation of NGNs at a European level.
The public consultation will be open until November 14, while contributions can be submitted through the following address: mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com.
Commission launches public consultation on Next Generation Access Networks - NGAhttp://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/ecomm/library/public_consult/nga/index_en.htm (Public consultation)
Broadband - Commission consults on regulatory strategy to promote high-speed next generation access networks in Europehttp://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/08/1370&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
European Commission - EChttp://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm
European Regulators Group - ERGhttp://erg.ec.europa.eu/