Study on the impact of the Data Act proposal on European telecom operators’ offerings, business models, and innovation

Practice Area: Data & technology | Public Policy
Client: european-telecommunications-network-operators-association
Published: October, 2022
Tagged: 2022 EU impact assessment LE Europe qualitative analysis stakeholder surveys and consultations

Following the publication of the European Commission’s Data Act proposals in February 2022, ETNO, the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, commissioned LE Europe, in partnership with Plum Consulting and Wiggin LLP, to produce a study on the impact of the Data Act proposal on European telecom operators.

The study investigated how the proposed new rules will affect the – existing and emergent – business models operated by ETNO members in the business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C) business-to-government (B2G) and cloud and edge computing markets. Evidence for the study was gathered through a survey and interviews with ETNO members. The research was carried out over the summer of 2022.

The study identifies challenges and opportunities resulting from the Data Act and makes recommendations for improved clarity that will help the Act to achieve its pro-competitive objectives, while maximising the opportunities for European telecom operators in some of the key technology markets of the future