No one knows just how radically Brexit could change the regulation of Britain's telecoms market. Talks between London and Brussels haven't happened yet. But KPMG's regulatory telecoms expert Sean Kennedy draws a few early conclusions.
- It is likely the UK will develop a similar stand-alone regulatory framework to the EU's in the next few years.
- There is a risk that UK regulators will have less ability to deal with any issue involving global players post-Brexit.
- Leaving the EU and relaxing state aid rules may help the UK Government tackle mobile 'not-spot' areas and also reach the 'last 5' for fixed broadband networks.
- Once the UK has left the EU it could adopt a more interventionist approach to network rollout.