Digital culture
Title A Level Playing Field for the Digital Ecosystem
Author Fundación Telefónica
Date May of 2016
A Level Playing Field for the Digital Ecosystem


Level Playing Field is an expression which means that the rules of a certain game must be the same for each participant to assure that it is fair play. In a metaphorical way, it refers to the situation in which all the companies selling in a certain market or industry do so without external interferences which might affect free fair competition.

This book analyzes the case of the telecommunication services industry focusing on the origin of the asymmetric regulation problem in the digital ecosystem and its consequences, and questioning the regulation frameworks´ capacity to protect the users´ rights and to ensure equal treatment and balanced competition for each and every agent across the Internet value chain.