GOS Consulting is a specialised international regulatory, economics and strategy consultancy, with deep expertise in the electronic communications sector. We welcome BEREC’s draft report (BoR (21) 171) concerning the migration and closure of the copper access networks in Europe, and the opportunity to comment on BEREC’s paper. While national regulatory authorities (NRAs) have made considerable efforts to encourage investment in, and deployment of, very high capacity networks (VHCN), copper switch-off has received much less attention and BEREC’s draft report is timely. We suggest, however, that there are three areas where the report may benefit from additional consideration, as we explain in our response here:

Response to BEREC’s Public Consultation – January 2022