Friday 28 May 2010

Progress report on the Single European Electronic Communications Market

My own progress report on European electronic communication: Is there progress?

I still have to find a national operator when I move to another EU country instead of having one European mobile phone operator with the same prices and services wherever I am.

The Commission's Progress report on the Single European Electronic Communications Market is a little more detailed than my very personal view, but they also get money to produce a lot of text.

The summary of their report: "There is still work left." Would be surprising if a governmental bureaucracy would one day say: "Yepp, everything is done, we'll go on holidays for the next years."

More interesting than the simple progress report - at least more interesting for all of you interested professionally in electronic communication - is the first addendum to the report, which on over 400 pages lays down the development in the communications market and electronic communications regulation in the EU and in each EU member state. That is kind of a resource worth looking at.

And in the second addendum there are all the raw data, diagrams, tables and sources of the statistics - another 130 fun pages for all of you whose lives are dominated by communication markets, either because you (de-)regulate them or because you earn money on them (or both).

For me this is too much text, but I thought you might be interested to take a look, now that the weekend is approaching.


Ralf Grahn said...


Just replied to a comment from Joe Litobarski on one concrete example I mentioned on my blog today.

You and others could describe the difficulties and charges you face, then compare them with the remedies to be offered by the Council Monday, 31 May 2010.

How long will it take before a well deserved vacation for the regulators?

antyx said...

Holy hell, Julien, if you can't be bothered to read the document, what hope do the rest of us have?

Julien Frisch said...


I thought you could use it for your standup comedy. You live in a country with pretty good electric communication services while using a language that nobody understands. There most be some good jokes on the 400+ pages... ;-)