BEREC

Tasks

According to its establishing Regulation, BEREC carries out its tasks independently, impartially and transparently.

BEREC's main tasks include:

  • to participate in consultations under the single market consultation (Article 7) procedure;
  • to give opinions on cross-border disputes;
  • to disseminate best practices, assist NRAs, advise the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, and assist the institutions and the NRAs in their relations with third parties;
  • to deliver opinions on draft recommendations and/or guidelines on the form, content and level of detail to be given in notifications, in accordance with Article 7b of Directive 2002/21/EC (Framework Directive);
  • to be consulted on draft recommendations on relevant product and service markets, in accordance with Article 15 of the Framework Directive;
  • to deliver opinions on draft decisions on the identification of transnational markets, in accordance with Article 15 of the Framework Directive;
  • to be consulted on draft measures relating to effective access to the emergency call number 112;
  • to be consulted on draft measures relating to the effective implementation of the 116 numbering range;
  • to deliver opinions on draft decisions and recommendations on harmonisation, in accordance with Article 19 of the Framework Directive;
  • to deliver opinions aiming to ensure the development of common rules and requirements for providers of cross-border business services.

In addition to its establishing Regulation, BEREC fulfils its task in compliance with:

Other important documents that form the legal framework for the NRAs and respectively for BEREC to act include the Recommendation on the relevant markets (Recommendation 2007/879/EC), the Recommendation on the Termination Rates (Recommendation 2009/396/EC), the NGA Recommendation (Recommendation 2010/572/EU), the Recommendation on consistent-non-discrimination obligations and costing methodologies (Recommendation 2013/466/EU) and others.