The EU's telecom commissioner, Viviane Reding is calling for one single EU telecom regulator, instead of the existing system of 25 national regulators: "For me it is clear that the most effective and least bureaucratic way to achieve a real level playing field for telecom operators across the EU would be to replace the present game of 'ping pong' between national regulators and the European Commission by an independent European telecom authority that would work together with national regulators in a system similar to the European System of Central Banks."
Reding also lamented the lack of a unified spectrum regulator across the EU: "We have to recognize the competitive disadvantage which the E.U. faces because, instead of having one single regime for spectrum management and spectrum licensing, as in the U.S., we have at least 25 different systems."
For more on Reding's statements:
- see this article from Cellular-News