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Future Communications Infrastructure – Technology, investment and regulation

CEPS Conference Room
1, Place du Congrès - 1000 Brussels

Participation in CEPS meetings is a benefit of membership. Non-members may be admitted for €150, to be paid upon receipt of an invoice. Representatives of the European institutions benefit from free entrance. A light lunch will be served after the event from 12:00.

CEPS Event

Future Communications Infrastructure – Technology, investment and regulation


This seminar is the third in a series of forward-looking seminars to explore the likely ICT policy issues that Europe will need to address over the coming decade, the intention being to help define the next Digital Agenda for Europe. Following seminars on the implications of a hyperconnected society, and future content and services, this meeting will consider the future communications infrastructure in Europe. With digital communications now of crucial importance for the EU economy and society, the seminar will explore future communications infrastructure needs, architectures, investment requirements, regulation and spectrum aspects.

Key topics include:

  • How will demand evolve in the future?: rising consumption, access on the move, greater resilience and reliability, etc.
  • How will the market evolve?: technology advances, business models, consolidation and new players, etc.
  • What investment will be required and how should this be encouraged?
  • Competition and regulation: how can regulation adapt to encourage investment while ensuring competition? Do we need to rethink regulatory asymmetry between telcos and OTT players?
Colin Blackman
Colin Blackman

Associate Research Fellow

Speakers list
Simon Hampton

Director, Technology Policy Advocates

Mario Campolargo

Director, “Net Futures”, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Joakim Cerwall

Vice-President and Head of Technology Portfolio, Ericsson