The updated version of the Commission Recommendation sets out a list of markets which still warrant ex ante regulatory intervention.

The updated version of the Commission Reccomendationon relevant product and service markets within the electronic communications sector (susceptible to ex-ante regulation according to Directive 2002/21/EC).

The list includes fixed and mobile call termination markets, as well as wholesale broadband access markets. The markets were defined on the basis of competition law principles, and the decision to include it on the list was based on the so-called three-criteria test.

This means that the list contains only those markets where regulation is still needed in order to maximize consumer benefits and safeguard competition.

The Recommendation is accompanied by an Explanatory note.