Communication regulators of the future
The communication sector is undergoing high-paced developments driven by the digital
transformation of our economies and societies. Technological convergence has led to
an evolving competitive landscape and new challenges arise around privacy and security
concerns. Communication regulators are increasingly acknowledging the positive and
negative effects of communication infrastructures and services on the environment.
Moreover, there is a growing need to ensure the resilience of networks, stemming partially
from the effects of climate change. In consequence, the key question for OECD policymakers
is no longer whether regulatory structures need to change, but rather how. This report
explores the critical role communication regulators play in an increasingly connected
society. It identifies the challenges stemming from the digital transformation of
our societies, the main policy objectives pursued by communication regulators, measures
to address current and future challenges, as well as the importance of strengthening
the capabilities of communication regulators of the future.
Published on October 24, 2022
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