#BERECWorkshop on Oligopoly Analysis and Regulation results
05 March 2015
On 25 February 2015, in Berne, Switzerland, BEREC held a public Workshop on oligopoly analysis and regulation, hosted by the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) and Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM / BAKOM / UFCOM). The workshop was attended by more than 160 participants from 64 different organisations.
The Workshop had the objective to trigger additional reflection regarding the application of the existing regulatory framework to oligopolistic situations and their impact on the market regulation.
The main topics discussed during the Workshop were the following:
- Trends leading to oligopolistic market structures, namely mergers and acquisitions, in the EU;
- Market analysis in the context of potential oligopolistic situations;
- Remedies in the context of oligopolistic situations.
The main speakers at the event included the BEREC Chair, representative of the Chief Competition Economist at DG Competition (European Commission), the Heads of ComCom and RTR and representatives of the following stakeholders: ECTA, ETNO, GSMA, EAFM and Cable Europe.
The Workshop was moderated by Prof. Brunno Jullien, IDEI Researcher, Member of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). More information about the specific topics for discussion can be found in the documents provided in the current section of the BEREC website.