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Quo Vadis Regulation? The full realisation of the Digital Single Market continues to be one of the political priorities of the European Union, aimed at the establishment of a modern, secure, open, and pluralistic society. This year’s FSR Communications & Media Annual Conference will tackle the topic of regulating electronic communications and big data.

This process inevitably implies the modernisation of the regulatory framework for the electronic communications services, in order to keep pace with the fast technological developments and the impact the latter have on the provision of those services.

Moreover, the deployment of adequate future-proof infrastructure maintains a key role in reaching the Digital Agenda goals and the new ambitious targets for connectivity, which the European Commission has recently established. In turn, this objective cannot become reality without proper investments, coming both from the private and the public sectors.

Finally, the Digital Single Market is to be achieved with sufficient guarantees for citizens’ privacy and other fundamental rights. Therefore, if big data potential is to be exploited, this should be done with appropriate mechanisms to protect private data, its gathering, storing, processing and use.

The 8th FSR Communications & Media Annual Conference offers an excellent platform to discuss the aforementioned topics. Different stakeholders representing the European Institutions, the NRAs, the industry and academia animate the debate and guarantee a rich exchange of ideas. High level representatives of extra-EU jurisdictions enlarge the scope of reflections and allow for a fruitful comparison of experiences.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Claire Bury – European Commission




  • Peter Alexiadis – King’s College London
  • Angelo Cardani – AGCOM
  • Ginevra Bruzzone – Assonime
  • Martin Cave – Imperial College Business School
  • Alexandre De Streel – University of Namur
  • Philippe Distler – ARCEP
  • Roland Doll – Deutsche Telekom
  • Vassiliki Gogou – EETT
  • Guillaume Lebrun – Qualcomm
  • Bart Noè – ACM
  • Pier Luigi Parcu, EUI
  • Andrea Pezzoli – AGCM




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The proposed EU Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications: Searches for a New Policy Balance by Peter Alexiadis

IP Interconnect by Martin Cave

The Big Data Challenge by Alexandre de Streel

Why Europe Needs a Better Regulation by Roland Doll

Four Facts on High-Speed Broadband by Roland Doll

The Regulation of NGA Deployment in Greece by Vassiliki Gogou

5G Deployment Challenges: Economy Meets Regulation by Guillaume Lebrun

Investment, Infrastructure and Technological Development by Pier Luigi Parcu

Big Data: an Antitrust Perspective by Andrea Pezzoli

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