BEREC

Public consultation 01/11 on cross-border issues under Article 28 USD

Run from 9 December 2010 to 13 January 2011

BEREC held a public consultation on the draft BEREC report on cross-border issues under Article 28 USD.

The purpose of this Report is to explore:

-  The extent to which cross-border instances of fraud or misuse within the scope of Article 28 USD might arise in the future and what number ranges and services might be affected;

-  Current national conditions and practices in respect of cross-border issues, as well as to anticipate if or how they might change due to the transposition into national legislation of Article 28 USD, in particular paragraph 2;

-  How the enforcement powers of requiring networks and/or providers to block access to numbers/services and withhold interconnection revenues may work in practice in regulatory and technical terms, both on a domestic basis and where the numbers have been allocated by another MS and/or the service originates in another MS;

-  Areas where it might be appropriate for BEREC members to cooperate and the form that such cooperation might usefully take, with reference to existing cooperation mechanisms and previous CEPT and ITU recommendations;

-  Areas where further work is needed, presenting proposals accordingly.

The role of the public consultation is to increase transparency and to provide BEREC with valuable feedback from all interested parties on the report’s topic. In that respect BEREC published a BEREC report of the public consultation on the draft BEREC report on cross-border issues under Article 28(2) USD, which represents a summary of the contribustion received and ecplanations how they were reflected in the final document.

During the consultation the following contributions were received: The NumberVON Europe and ETNO.

The BEREC report on cross-border issues under Article 28(2) USD, which takes into account the contributions received during the consultation cal also be consulted here.