Cost-based access


Institution Definition

Regulatory obligations regarding access pricing imposed under Article 13 of Directive 2002/19/EC in markets 4 and 5 also vary considerably across the Member States of the Union although such variations are not justified by underlying differences in national circumstances. In this respect, the Commission has consistently urged NRAs under its powers pursuant to Article 7 of Directive 2002/21/EC: (i) to use appropriate cost-accounting methods and ensure consistent pricing of access products along the same value chain to safeguard the investment ladder principle; (ii) to apply the prin­ ciples of the relevant cost model consistently to all relevant input data; and (iii) to recognise the importance of using the costs of a modern efficient network to set access prices. © EUR Lex

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