BEREC

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.