Speaking ahead of the opening of BEREC’s 4th Stakeholder Forum in Brussels, Kurth said he was delighted to see BEREC highlight the role of cable.
“At this moment in time, when policy makers are discussing the new telecommunications framework of the future, it’s encouraging for industry to see European regulators embrace the fact that there is more than one way to build the gigabit society. One size will not fit all, and a mix of technologies will ultimately deliver our shared ambitions”.
Data commissioned by Cable Europe from Arthur D Little on the role of cable in next generation cable suggests that when cable is present, telco incumbents are pushed to deploy their own next generation technology. The statistics also illustrate that incumbents invest more per household in cable markets.
Said Kurth: “Infrastructure competition is the key driver in stimulating value, quality and innovation.BEREC acknowledges this in their report, stating that ‘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”.