The Digital Single Market (DSM) and the telecommunications industry are today seen as the most important drivers of competition, growth and innovation in the global economy. Currently the market is estimated to be worth €400 billion annually. However the DSM and telecoms industry also face difficulties in Europe – in 2000 the EU accounted for one third of the world’s telecom investment. Today, due to EU regulator mismanagement, the EU has plummeted to one fifth of the world total.
New Direction commissioned information technology expert Roslyn Layton PHD to write a report analysing the market and policy surrounding both the telecoms industry and the DSM in Europe.