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How to search in the register?

You may consult all publicly available documents of BEREC and the BEREC Office directly through the current web page by using the search form or by browsing the documents through the categories of documents included in the subject matter.

How does the search form work?

You may either enter your search criteria in one or more fields in the search form or leave some of the fields blank. In the latter case, no restrictions are applied, except those defined by the search options on the search page.

A logical AND will always operate between your search criteria in the different fields.

Example: specifying documents dates for search between 10/1/2012 and 10/6/2012 and “BoR Decisions” as subject matter will provide all BoR Decisions with registration date in the period 10/1/2012-10/6/2012.

Text fields (Document Number, Title, Text and Subject Matter) 

The text searches are neither case- nor accent-sensitive.

â–  Format

In the text fields you can enter the search terms. If you do not specify any operator within a field, a logical AND will be assumed.

Examples:

All the examples given hereafter assume that the user has specified his selection criteria in the title field but the search in all texts fields, namely: Document Number, Title, Text and Subject Matter, works the same way.

  • BEREC will show all documents which contain in their titles the word "BEREC".
  • BEREC Office will show all documents which contain in their titles the word "BEREC" AND the word "Office". These words need not necessarily be located near to each other.

Operators 

The following operators may be used:

â–  Boolean operators:

& Logical AND
| Logical OR
^ Logical AND NOT

Examples:

  • BEREC & Office will show all documents the titles of which contain the word "BEREC" AND the word "Office". These words need not necessarily be located near to each other.
  • BEREC | Office will show all documents the titles of which contain the word "BEREC" OR the word "Office" OR both words.
  • BEREC ^ Office will show all documents the titles of which contain the word "BEREC" but NOT the word "Office".

â–  Proximity operators:

" " Phrase (Exact) search
{ } Proximity respecting the order of the search terms
[ ] Proximity in any order
#n Specifies the proximity distance in characters

Examples:

  • "BEREC Office" will show all documents which contain in their titles of the words "BEREC" AND "Office" next to each other.
  • {BEREC Office} will show all documents which contain in their titles of the words "BEREC" AND "Office" in that order and separated by no more than 50 characters.
  • [BEREC Office] will show all documents which contain in their titles of the words "BEREC" AND "Office" in any order and separated by no more than 50 characters.
  • #10{BEREC Office} will show all documents which contain in their titles of the words "BEREC" AND "Office" in that order and separated by no more than 10 characters.

â–  Wild cards:

? 1 character
* zero, 1 or more characters.

Examples:

  • Broad* will show all documents which contain in their titles the words: "Broad", "Broaden", "Broadcast", etc.
  • Reali?ation will show all documents which contain in their titles the words: "Realization" or "Realisation".
  • *ation will show all documents which contain in their titles the words:  "Realisation", "Activation", etc.
  • *eli?at* will show all documents which contain in their titles the words:  "Delicate", "Delicately", etc.

â–  Combination of operators:

Operators can be combined by using brackets.

Examples:

  • ((network|operator) & communi*) will return all documents the titles of which contain the word " network " OR the word " operator " AND containing the word "communication", "communications", "community", etc.
  • ( *etwork | (operator & communications)) will return all documents the titles of which contain the word "network" (for example) OR contain the words "operator" AND "communications".

Subject matters 

You may either enter one or several subject matters directly or use the list containing all available subject matters by clicking on the button beside the Subject Matter field. Please note that documents might not exist for each particular subject matter.

Date fields

The document date can be chosen by using the two date pickers indicating the starting and the ending period for search. You may either choose the exact date by filling in one and the same date in both fields or choose a range of dates.

Result page

The result page will contain information on the document number, document date, title and author or addressee.

The document number of a specific document contains the year of its drawing up, adoption or registration, shown in brackets, and its consecutive registration number. It may comprise one or more prefixes or suffixes identifying its author or addressee, or a specific version of this document.

The following prefixes and suffixes are used:

Prefix/Suffix

Meaning

BoR

Board of Regulators (BEREC)

MC

Management Committee (BEREC Office)

BEREC CN

BEREC Contact Network

PC

Public Consultation

Rev.

Revision

Examples of document numbers:  BoR (16) 12, MC (14) 01, BEREC CN (13) 05 rev.1, BoR PC07 (15) 01

If the document is publicly available, you will be able to download or consult it.

If there is no document attached that would mean that the document is not available to the public. According to the transparency rules in place you may request access to a non-public document by using the Request a document Section.