New Reding reform plan in the works?

Viviane Reding, the European Union Telecom Commissioner, may be about to announce a revised set of telecom market reforms for Europe, after her initial radical reform plan got minced into a much softer approach by members of the European Parliament. The plan included the creation of a pan-European regulatory agency capable of over-ruling national regulatory bodies.

Details of Reding's revised proposal could emerge as early as today, and the proposal may involve the creation of another centralized group that could veto proposed national telecom regulations. "This new group would be advised by, but not controlled by, representatives from the national regulators, a marked difference from the wishes of the European Parliament," according to reports by Light Reading Europe. Currently, 27 national regulators are responsible for their own countries' regulatory slates.

For more:
- Light Reading Europe reports

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