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EC refers Luxembourg after assessment failure

Luxembourg regulationThe European Commission has referred Luxembourg to the European Court for persistent delays in analysing fixed access markets. 

According to the EC, the Institut Luxembourgeois de Regulation (ILR), has failed to carry out a timely analysis of the relevant markets for fixed access to the public telephone network – know in EC parlance as Market 1 – and for leased lines – Market 6 – in breach of EU telecoms rules.

The EC has the power to impose regulation in the absence of a timely analysis by the relevant national regulatory authority.

While the Luxembourg regulator is currently carrying out an analysis of the market for leased lines, expected to be completed in November, there is currently no concrete timetable for the completion of the renewed analysis of the market for fixed access to the public telephone network, according to the EC.