Unveiling Europe's evolving telecom regulatory environment

EU telecom regulationIn less than a year, Europe's telecom regulatory regime has gone through a broad makeover with a number of new officials taking charge of overseeing the regulation of the region's wireless, cable and telco services.

A big part of the regulatory leadership change has emerged at the European Commission where Andrus Ansip was appointed as vice president of the Digital Single Market, and Günther Oettinger, the new Commissioner for the Digital Society and Economy. The EC also appointed Margrethe Vestage as the new Competition Commissioner, replacing Joaquin Almunia.

Regulatory leadership changes also took place in France and the UK. Sebastien Soriano took on the role of chairman of French regulator Arcep in February for a six-year term, while Sharon White became the CEO UK regulator Ofcom.

To get a detailed look at each of these new telecommunications regulatory sheriffs in Europe, check out this new FierceWireless:Europe special report.

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