European Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the recommendation on relevant markets

On 16 October 2012, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the recommendation on relevant markets which was last updated in 2007. The recommendation identifies the markets which are relevant for significant market power and which the National Regulatory Authorities regularly have to review. Relevant markets are markets which are susceptible to ex ante regulation and crucial for Europe's competitiveness.

Consultations are particularly sought from public authorities, Member States, the electronic communications industry, research institutions and universities, and consumer advocacy groups. Other interested parties are also invited to submit their contributions.

The public consultation is open until 8 January 2013. Further information about the consultation and how to submit contributions is available in English on the Commission website:

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/public-consultation-revision-recommendation-relevant-markets-2007879ec

In Finland, FICORA has regarded that six of the seven markets included in the Commission's current recommendation must be subject to ex ante regulation.

Further information:

Jukka-Pekka Juutinen, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 9 6966 433, +358 40 359 1091


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