BEREC

2017

  • Public consultation on draft BEREC report on the impact of premium content on ECS markets and the effect of devices on the open use of the Internet

    During its 32nd plenary meeting (5-6 October 2017, Bucharest) BEREC approved for public consultation the Draft BEREC Report on the impact of premium content on ECS markets  and the effect of devices on the open use of the Internet.

    The report provides firstly a snapshot of the current situation in Europe regarding the distribution of premium content by different actors, application of content-ECS bundling practices, and exclusivity agreements applied for content. It identifies benefit and drawbacks regarding the impact of these practices on ECS markets, and summarises approaches taken by NRAs and competition authorities. Secondly, the report provides an analysis of the device industry, and in particular how device openness articulates with the objective of promoting the end-users’ capacity to have access and to contribute to the various content and applications on the Internet.

    The public consultation ran from 11 October to 8 November 2017.

    All stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions via the BEREC online public consultation tool on https://consultations.berec.europa.eu, by 8 November 2017 17:00 CET.

  • Public consultation on draft BEREC Work Programme 2018

    During its 32nd plenary meeting (5-6 October 2017, Bucharest) BEREC approved for public consultation the draft BEREC Work Programme 2018.

    The draft Work Programme 2018 was presented for an exchange of views at the 5th BEREC Stakeholder Forum which took place in Brussels on 18 October 2017. The event was web-streamed and filmed.

    The role of the public consultation is to increase transparency and to provide BEREC with valuable feedback from all interested parties. In accordance with the BEREC’s policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a report summarising how stakeholders’ views have been taken into account. In addition, BEREC will also publish all individual contributions on its website, taking into account stakeholders’ requests for confidentiality, which should be clearly indicated in the contributions submitted (if any).

    The public consultation  ran from 11 October to 8 November 2017.

    All stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions via the BEREC online public consultation tool at: https://consultations.berec.europa.eu by 8 November 17:00 CET 2017.

  • Public consultation for the BEREC Preliminary report in view of a common position on monitoring mobile coverage

    This public consultation was seeking stakeholders’ views regarding the draft Preliminary report in view of a common position on monitoring mobile coverage set out to provide guidance to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on monitoring mobile coverage and sharing best practices.

    Each national regulatory authority (NRA) uses different means to provide information on national mobile coverage. It constitutes an important obstacle to a consistent approach in terms both of public policy and users’ information. A common understanding on how mobile coverage is measured and published and the definition of a common vocabulary for mobile coverage is a first step to alleviate this obstacle.

    To this end, the draft Preliminary report in view of a Common position gives a description of the high-level characteristics that seems essential to the provision of mobile coverage information to consumers, policy makers and industry. It also describes some of the key features of maps used by NRAs to report on mobile coverage.

    The purpose of the public consultation is to increase transparency on the on-going work of BEREC regarding the monitoring of mobile coverage and to provide BEREC with valuable feedback from stakeholders. In particular, stakeholders are invited to comment on the list of characteristics for mobile coverage and on the key features of maps identified in the draft Preliminary report.

    The response to the public consultation will serve as inputs for the definition of a BEREC common position on monitoring mobile coverage. Further internal work will then be performed to prepare a Common position to be submitted for a second public consultation in the first quarter of 2018.

    In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all received contributions, respecting confidentiality requests.

    The public consultation ran from 11 of October to 8 November, 2017 

    All stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions via the new BEREC online public consultation tool on https://consultations.berec.europa.eu, by 8 November 2017 17:00 CET.

  • Public consultation for the draft BEREC-RSPG joint report on facilitating mobile connectivity in ‘challenge areas’

    This public consultation was seeking stakeholders’ views regarding a draft BEREC-RSPG joint report on facilitating mobile connectivity in ‘challenge areas’. The draft report compiles a comprehensive and comparative assessment of initiatives to facilitate mobile connectivity in what could be described as ‘challenge areas’, where mobile connectivity is limited or non-existent. It particularly focuses on regulatory and legal measures that have been adopted to resolve that issue (for example RAN-sharing, passive/active sharing etc.).

    The draft report describes four categories of challenge areas: indoor, transportation means, non-profitable areas and other areas (protected areas, “grey” areas, low quality of service areas). For each type of challenge areas, the draft report describes the difficulties encountered in the identified challenge areas and describes different technical, regulatory or legal solutions and practices that have been implemented or considered by EU member states.

    The purpose of the public consultation is to give an opportunity for stakeholders to provide valuable feedback on the draft report. In particular, stakeholders are invited to comment the described solutions, their benefits and their possible limitations. After approval, the BEREC- RSPG report can be used by policy makers as a knowledge base for methods of enhancing mobile connectivity in challenge areas.

    In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all received contributions, respecting confidentiality requests.

    The public consultation ran from 31 October to 28 November. 

    All stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions via the new BEREC online public consultation tool on https://consultations.berec.europa.eu/en/page/berec, by 28 November 2017 17:00 CET.

  • Public consultation on draft BEREC Strategy 2018-2020; Draft Net-Neutrality Regulatory Assessment Methodology; Draft Report on IP-Interconnection Practices in the context of Net-Neutrality

    BEREC had three public consultations in the period between 7 June and 5 July 2017 (17:00 CET).

     With these public consultations BEREC requested the inputs of the stakeholders on the following three documents:

    BEREC values very much the views of all stakeholders, and expresses its appreciation and gratefulness for the time, resources and efforts that was spent for this activity.

     

     

     


    BEREC Chair video invitation to contribute to public consultation

    For the public consultation on draft BEREC Strategy 2018-2020, stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions via the new BEREC online public consultation tool which was available together with the traditional email submission on the email address: BEREC-Strategy-Consultation@berec.europa.eu

    For the public consultation on the draft BEREC Net-Neutrality Regulatory Assessment Methodology, the stakeholders were invited to submit their contribution via the new BEREC online public consultation tool which as available together with the traditional email submission on the email address: NN-Methodology-Consultation@berec.europa.eu

    Finally, for the public consultation on the draft BEREC Report on IP-Interconnection practices in the Context of Net Neutrality, the stakeholders were invited to submit their contribution only via email submission on the email address: IP-Interconnection-Consultation@berec.europa.eu

    In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all received contributions to these public consultation, respecting confidentiality requests.

    Contributions received after the submission deadline are not taken into account.

     

  • Public consultation on the BEREC Medium-Term Strategy 2018-2020

    BEREC is set to review its current Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) to make sure that its work stays relevant in relation to major developments in the digital ecosystem. The BEREC MTS has the function of guiding BEREC’s work in the medium term and serves as the blue print for BEREC´s annual work programmes.

    BEREC had for consultation on broad and open questions concerning the review of the draft BEREC Medium-Term Strategy for 2018-2020. In the first section of this consultation BEREC seeked open inputs on which market and technological developments could influence the new strategy, while also seeking answers to questions on more specific areas, such as the end-user experience, competitive dynamics in digital markets and the evolution of networks. In the second section BEREC is seeked answers to questions related to BEREC’s work with its current objectives and how stakeholder engagement could be improved.

    The purpose of the public consultation is to increase transparency and to provide BEREC with valuable feedback from stakeholders. In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all received contributions, respecting confidentiality requests.

    The public consultation  ran from 8 March 12:00 CET to 5 April 17:00 CET 2017.

    All stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions via the new BEREC online public consultation tool, Discuto (https://www.discuto.io/en/berec), by 5 April 17:00  CET 2017. In case the above submission method was not possible, contributions could also be submitted to the following e-mail address:

    BEREC_PC_MTS_2018_2020@berec.europa.eu

    All contributions will be published on the BEREC website, taking into account requests for confidentiality and publication of personal data. Any such requests should be clearly indicated: on the online tool by using the “hide comment” button or, if submitted via e-mail, by clearly stating which information is considered confidential.