Bitstream access consultation launched

16 Sep 2013

Swedish telecoms regulator PTS has launched the first round of consultation on its market analysis of the bitstream access broadband market, ahead of a hearing next month. The regulator’s analysis covers services delivered over copper and fibre-based networks, and has not identified any operator with significant market power (SMP) in the bitstream service segment. Under its conclusions, the market should therefore not be subject to ex ante regulation in accordance with the Electronic Communications Act. PTS has invited views on the analysis by market participants, with comments due by 14 October.