To assist the review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications announced in the Digital Single Market Strategy of May 2015, the Commission is publishing a call for tenders for a study on "Regulatory, in particular access, regimes for network investment models in Europe" (SMART 2015/0002).

This study is to include a thorough analysis of the economics of broadband network development and the related regulatory economics of broadband network access in Europe in the present and forward looking contexts as well as an assessment of the institutional set-up underpinning market regulation in Europe. On this basis, it will suggest possible options for developing the regulatory framework, taking account of the contribution of high and very high-speed network infrastructures to the Digital Single Market and of better regulation principles.