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This report reviews the development and current status of facilities-sharing regulation in a number of markets where access regimes have been put into place.


  • This report provides price trends for pole and duct access in markets where physical infrastructure access is regulated.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an international comparison of regulatory rationales and implementation of duct and pole access regulation.
  • Provides a cross-country comparison of duct and pole pricing, with time trends.

Key questions answered

  • How are regulators approaching the regulation of passive infrastructure?
  • Is passive infrastructure regulation becoming more prevalent?
  • How is regulation impacting the price of access to passive infrastructure?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Comparative assessment of facilities-sharing regulation and pricing

  • Regulatory structures and regulated products
  • Price comparisons
  • Price evolution
  • Other barriers to the utilization of poles and ducts
  • Use of facilities sharing for wireless services
  • Market outcomes
  • Impact of the EECC

Country case studies

  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • UK
  • US


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Authors