Why is infrastructure and investment sharing so fraught with difficulty? (Telecomtv)

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The Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) has released a new study investigating the benefits and drawbacks of telecom infrastructure sharing and has also launched an online webinar to flesh out the co-investment and network sharing arguments.

The report authors, Marc Bourreau, Winston Maxwell (Télécom Paris), and Steffen Hoernig (Nova School of Business and Economics) believe that there is a way through this maze and they’ve analysed the practice in 12 European countries to develop recommendations on implementing co-investment and network sharing agreements in Europe that maximise the economic benefits of sharing without killing off meaningful competition or the ability of third parties to enter and thrive.