Regulators supervise the behaviour of operators but can also influence the market structure and the economic equilibrium and activities of individual firms. The regulator’s actions can affect firms’ profits, their ability to invest, and their willingness to serve particular market segments. A tendency towards asymmetric regulation and anti-trust considerations further complicate market design and performance.
The roundtable organised on 26 May 2016 focused on competitive pressures, end-users’ interests, and regulatory tools and activities in the mobile and broadcasting sectors. This report offers a summary of the presentations.