BEREC Opinion on Phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a Case IT/2016/1885
On 29 June 2016, the European Commission registered a notification from the Italian national regulatory authority, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM), concerning termination rates in the market for wholesale call termination on individual mobile networks.
On 28 July 2016 the Commission sent a serious doubts letter (SDL) opening a phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC.
In that respect, as required by Article 3(1)(a) of the BEREC Regulation (Regulation (EC) â„– 1211/2009) and in relation with Article 7a of the Framework Directive, on 6 September 2016 BEREC adopted the current opinion in relation to phase II investigation pursuant to Article 7a of Directive 2002/21/EC as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC: IT/2016/1885, “Market for wholesale voice call termination on individual mobile networks (market 2) in Italy”.
On the basis of the assessment set out in this Opinion, BEREC considers that the Commission’s serious doubts are justified.