Europe has ambitious targets for connectivity – and very real investment needs. But what’s the best way to attract the capital Europe so clearly requires? At the High-Level Roundtable on Digital Decade 2030: Meeting Europe’s Connectivity Investment Targets – co-convened by two leading transatlantic think tanks – The Lisbon Council in Brussels and Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) in Washington DC – leading connectivity-sector experts presented new evidence and incisive analysis that fed directly into ongoing debate on Europe’s telco financing needs. Malena Dailey, technology policy analyst at PPI, and Michael Mandel, vice-president and chief economist, presented Funding the Next Generation of European Broadband Networks, a new policy brief comparing telco investment strategies between the U.S. and Europe. Michael Kende, senior adviser at Analysys Mason, and David Abecassis, partner at Analysys Mason, launched IP Interconnection on the Internet: A European Perspective for 2022, a new policy brief on the interplay between IP interconnection and network usage fees in the context of European cloud services. Konstantinos Masselos, president of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission, Greece, professor, department of informatics and telecommunications at the University of Peloponnese; and incoming vice-chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), and Carlota Reyners Fontana, head of unit, electronic communications policy, directorate for communications networks, content and technology (DG-CONNECT), also joined the discussion.
Download Funding the Next Generation of European Broadband Networks Progressive Policy Institution Policy Brief
Download IP Interconnection on the Internet: A European Perspective for 2022
Download Malena Dailey/PPI Presentation
Download Michael Kende/Analysys Mason Presentation
Download Carlota Reyners Fontana Presentation