Tower regulation: The Delta perspective
The current landscape and how this should change
To date, towers have not been subject to heavy regulation but a number of factors including the growing prominence of an independent tower industry and the introduction of 5G networks requiring massive densification are driving regulatory discussions increasingly into the spotlight. Delta Partners examine the current tower regulatory landscape and discuss how regulation should evolve to support the betterment of the communications sector.
Telecoms is an industry where economic regulation is a critical factor that determines growth, profitability of investment, affordability for end users and incentives to innovate. Typical regulatory measures include licensing, price regulation at retail and wholesale levels, reference offers, non-discrimination and even mandatory separation of different asset classes.