"Evaluation of the existing regulatory framework is needed" - BEREC Vice-Chair representative at the TELCO TRENDS 2015 conference

12 August 2015

In order to discuss the trends in the international telecommunications industry, technical and legal issues, new trends related to the development and convergence of technologies the annual conference TELCO TRENDS 2015 took place in Riga, Latvia.

Representing the BEREC Vice-Chair 2015 and incoming BEREC Chair 2016 - Dr. Annegret  Groebel (BNetzA, Germany) gave a presentation “Regulatory environment and upcoming initiatives” in the session Digital Europa/ Digital Single Market. During the presentation Dr. Groebel emphasized, that “evaluation of the existing regulatory framework and assessment if and where adjustment of the pro-competitive regulatory approach is needed to deal with the challenges of converging technologies, new business models, changing consumers‘ needs and changing market dynamics”.

The conference TELCO TRENDS brought together the experts of electronic communications sector from the European Union and the CIS – leading operators, representatives of ministries, authorities and branch-specific associations; content manufacturers and providers, TV channels, hardware and technical solution distributors, copyright protection and licensing specialists.