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Device Neutrality: Issues and Policy Options

Device neutrality: the missing link for fair online competition?

Today, neutrality and non-discrimination obligations only apply to Internet Access Service (IAS) providers. But should the EU extend these concepts to device manufacturers and to their integrated operating systems? Some are indeed concerned that IAS providers could use their market power to distort competition between content providers on one side and access to content by consumers on the other side.

This event will discuss the rising question of whether and under which conditions the concepts of neutrality and non-discrimination should be extended to manufacturers of Internet access devices and their integrated ;

Join device and equipment manufacturers, regulators, digital service providers and telecom operators, consumer representatives, policy makers and independent experts in debating the need for such regulation, as well as the potential implications for industry, consumers, and innovation.


  • Sébastien Soriano, President, Arcep
  • Owen Bennett, Internet Policy Manager, Mozilla
  • Wassim Chourbaji, Senior Vice President, Qualcomm
  • Frederick De Backer, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica
  • Lisa Felton, Head of Services Regulation, , Vodafone
  • Maryant Fernandez, Senior Digital Policy Officer, BEUC
  • Per Hellstrom, Senior Legal Director EMEIA, Apple
  • Massimiliano Kadar, Deputy Head of Unit 'Antitrust in Telecoms', DG COMP
  • Johan Keetelaar, Director Public Policy, Facebook
  • Jan Krämer, Research Fellow, CERRE & Professor, University of Passau
  • Vincent Toubiana, Technologist,  Arcep
  • Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, Computer & Information Science,  University of Pennsylvania

Reserve your seat now!


21 Mar 2019 @ 02:00 pm

21 Mar 2019 @ 05:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours


The University Foundation

11 Egmontstraat

1000 Brussel


Organised by

The Centre on Regulation in Europe

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