AGCOMAutorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (Italy)
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AGCOM also favours the sharing of existing infrastructure and co-investments among operators in order to rationalize costs and limit duplication.
Anyway, AGCOM seems to prefer a gradual approach to the regulation of NGAN considering the weakness of the incumbent operator (due to its substantial financial burden) and the need for having a new and upgraded broadband network as a key factor for the growth of the whole economy.
2) The WIR Common Position is based on a joint project carried out by a group of NRAs chaired by the Italian regulator AGCOM.
AGCOM required that these components be separated from access, which ISPs or OLOs could provide themselves, in addition to separate accounting for each component liable to be purchased separately.
Telecom Italia, 2001) in the wake of the AGCOM ruling, which banned the bundling of ADSL access and ATM transport in the wholesale offer, due to the fact that clients were unable to purchase connection and transport services from any operator other than Telecom Italia, thereby severely hampering the development of competing infrastructures, notably in the urban/local environment.
In reviewing several retail traffic offers, AGCOM regularly vetoed those which involved discriminatory conditions, but also violated the principle of an offer being deemed replicable if all of its individual components can be duplicated, i.
AGCOM has, however, softened regulation on bundles in areas where competition would not be seriously harmed, and on condition that (a) it would be beneficial to consumers and (b) the undertaking enjoying SMP would comply fully with wholesale regulations.
There was, for example, no regulatory authority for telecommunications before the Italian AGCOM was founded.
Internal decision-making structures provide some indication of this AGCOM has, for example, two commissions that deal with infrastructures-networks and services-products separately.
The French CSA is consequently supporting and assisting the Polish (KRRiT) and Lithuanian (CRT) authorities, while the Italian body AGCOM is doing the same for the CRA of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the German LFK of Baden-Wurttemberg is assisting the council of Latvia (BCL) etc.
The Commission has serious concerns that the new price regulation proposed by AGCOM does not comply with the principles and objectives of EU telecoms rules which require Member States to promote competition and the interests of consumers in the EU.
Under the new powers of Article 7a of the Framework Directive, the Commission, in close cooperation with BEREC will, over the next three months discuss with AGCOM how to amend its proposal in order to make it compliant with EU law.