The European Commission has adopted a revised version of the Commission Recommendation on relevant product and service markets within the electronic communications sector susceptible to ex-ante regulation.
The new Recommendation will replace the 2014 Recommendation on Relevant Markets, as required by the European Electronic Communications Code (‘the Code’).
The Recommendation is an important regulatory and harmonization tool, which helps to focus ex-ante regulatory intervention to those product- and geographic markets in which significant market failures persist while allowing lifting ex-ante regulation where it is no longer needed. The Recommendation sets out a list of markets, which still warrant ex-ante regulation at EU level, in order to promote and safeguard competition and maximize consumer benefits.
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