BEREC Guidelines on Regulation (EU) No. 531/2012 as amended by Regulation (EU) No. 2120/2015 (Excluding Articles 3,4 and 5 on wholesale access and seperate sale of services)

Document number: BoR (16) 34
Document date: 12.02.2016
Date of registration: 26.02.2016
Document type: Guidelines
Author: BEREC

EU Regulation 2120/2015, adopted by the European Parliament on 27 October 2015 and published in the Official Journal of 26 November 2015 (TSM Regulation), included amendments to the Roaming Regulation 531/2012. These revised BEREC Guidelines present an update of the former BEREC Guidelines on the third Roaming Regulation excluding those on Article 3 (BoR 12(107)) of 27 September 2012 and those on Articles, 4 and 5 (BoR 13(82) of 5 July 2013.

This is considered necessary as the third Roaming Regulation, amended by the TSM Regulation, incorporates substantial changes to the existing provisions and leads to significant changes to the current roaming regime. The changes in this update of the former BEREC Guidelines deal especially with the implementation of the transitional regime, where operators from 30 April 2016 until 14 June 2017 are only allowed to charge the domestic price plus a surcharge that shall not exceed the maximum wholesale charges for roaming services.