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Tuesday 6 November 2018
Brussels, Belgium

24th Annual Competition Law & Regulation in the Telecoms & Communications Sectors

The ultimate review of new regulation and market trends in light of new technologies that are affecting the telecoms and communications sectors.

Delivered by top legal and regulatory minds from across the sector.

Interested in the media and digital sectors as well?

Our Competition Law & Regulation in the Media, Broadcasting & Digital Sectors conference takes place the very next day and in the same venue.

Book on both conferences to get the full picture and a saving.



Get up to the minute guidance on the legal issues affecting the telecoms sector. Highlights for 2018 include:

New Regulatory Framework

Examine the new regulatory framework for telecoms including the updated Electronic Communications Code and how it will apply during the transitional period. During this interactive panel session our speakers will analyse to what extent the regulatory framework provides opportunities for OTT and how regulation applies to IoT.

Access to Infrastructure & 5G Auction

Analyse current developments in access to infrastructure including legal and functional framework separation and discuss how best to stimulate investment in network layout. As 5G auctions are being designed across Europe, our expert speakers will discuss auction design, valuation and regulation. They will offer you an update on recent cases.

Mergers: Consolidation & Convergence

We have dedicated 3 separate sessions to mergers looking specifically at the latest wave of consolidation cases across Europe including Liberty Global/Vodafone, convergence and conglomerate acquisition such as Apple/ Shazam and the economics of mergers in the telecoms sector to ensure you are fully up to date on how the authorities are approaching mergers. 

Collective Dominance

Gain an in-depth review of the law relating to collective dominance, particularly in light of the new European Electronic Communications Code. During this session our expert speaker will analyse why collective dominance is once again on the radar and offer you an update on current developments at national levels.

Net Neutrality

Join us to discuss how net neutrality rules are working across Europe, understand the forthcoming review of the rules and get an overview of national level developments including the proposals to extend net neutrality to devices in Germany and France. Our speakers will also offer you an update on the zero rating.

Spotlight on Satellite Sector

Review current developments in the EU satellite sector including consolidation and the public interest test, spectrum allocation and spectrum coordination, how EU net neutrality rules are likely to be applied to satellite broadband and analyse potential implications of Viasat v EU Commission.

interested in media as well?

Our Competition Law & Regulation in the Media, Broadcasting & Digital Sectors conference takes place the very next day and in the same venue.

Book on both days to get the full picture and to receive a saving.

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