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Brief 08: Ringing the changes – The New Approach to Telecommunications Regulation 14.04.03

In July this year a new European regime for the regulation of electronic communications will come into force. It will harmonise the framework to be used for telecommunications regulation throughout the EC, whilst leaving national regulatory authorities (NRAs) free to deal with the different domestic circumstances each faces.

This Brief considers the new regime and discusses the issues and factors that NRAs and regulated firms will need to consider in shaping how the discretion of the NRAs is to be used within the new framework.

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