BEREC

BEREC report “Challenges and drivers of NGA rollout and infrastructure competition”

Document number: BoR (16) 171
Document date: 06.10.2016
Date of registration: 10.10.2016
Document type: Reports
Author: BEREC

The BEREC report “Challenges and drivers of NGA rollout and infrastructure competition” is motivated by the variation in NGA rollout across MS: It provides an overview of where MS stand right now in terms of NGA rollout and investigates the main drivers and challenges. The factor analysis is based on a case study approach, drawing on information obtained from NGA stories provided by NRAs.

This report, in a second step, looks at the different forms of access regulation adopted in different circumstances and different MS and the possible effects on competition and NGA investments. An important insight from the analysis is that the main factors identified and discussed are factors which are largely or completely exogenous to regulatory interventions by NRAs. Considering four different scenarios, the report shows that SMP regulation focuses on the promotion of competition to incentivise investment taking into account the given national (or subnational) conditions and NGA rollout strategies of operators.