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Our approach to the telecoms regulation

In an environment of constantly evolving technologies and services, operators are facing a multitude of regulatory challenges. Regulation has significant impacts on market conditions and investment decisions.

We assist our clients in refining their understanding of the issues at stake and shaping their regulatory strategy.

Our skills

• Long-standing, trust-based relationships with operators, regulators and other  stakeholders and IDATE’s profound knowledge of the telecoms and Internet industries blend into a unique understanding of regulatory issues.

• While being solidly rooted in the EU, we have acquired significant expertise in other geographies, notably Africa.

• We support our clients with qualitative and quantitative market analyses, reliable international benchmarks and actionable recommendations covering the whole range of regulatory topics, from international roaming over interconnection to local loop unbundling and Next Generation Access…

Head Of Practice

Christoph a rejoint l'IDATE en 2008 en tant que consultant senior. Il suit plus particulièrement les stratégies des opérateurs et la régulation. Ses projets récents incluent une étude comparative sur la régulation des MVNO en Europe et un rapport concernant la régulation des réseaux fibrés. Auparavant Christoph a travaillé comme analyste de marchés des communications et médias chez McKinsey & Company en Belgique.Il est diplômé d'un Master en économie de l'Université de Maastricht, Pays-Bas.

Selected references


• Enhanced bitstream access regulation, notably multicast

Market analysis

• Assessment of the impact of functional separation in APAC and the EU
• Evaluation of compliance of dynamic tariff schemes with non-discrimination requirements
• Wholesale broadband access tariffs in selected EU countries

Public policies

• Regulatory approaches towards net neutrality 
• Alternative scenarios for the EU roaming market


Operators and private bodies: Belgacom, France Télécom, Deutsche Telekom, InfoCom, Médi Telecom, NTT Docomo, SFR, Tunisie Télécom…
Public Bodies: AGCOM, ANRT, ARCEP, EC DG Competiton, CMT(ES), NHH (HU), NTA (DK), DG  Industry and Services (FR), EC DG Information Society, Ofcom (UK), OPT...



Christoph PENNINGS
Head of Regulatory Practice
P: +33 (0)4 67 14 44 79
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