According to its establishing Regulation, BEREC carries out its tasks independently, impartially and transparently.
BEREC's main tasks include:
- to participate in consultations under the single market consultation (Article 7) procedure;
- to give opinions on cross-border disputes;
- to disseminate best practices, assist NRAs, advise the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, and assist the institutions and the NRAs in their relations with third parties;
- to deliver opinions on draft recommendations and/or guidelines on the form, content and level of detail to be given in notifications, in accordance with Article 7b of Directive 2002/21/EC (Framework Directive);
- to be consulted on draft recommendations on relevant product and service markets, in accordance with Article 15 of the Framework Directive;
- to deliver opinions on draft decisions on the identification of transnational markets, in accordance with Article 15 of the Framework Directive;
- to be consulted on draft measures relating to effective access to the emergency call number 112;
- to be consulted on draft measures relating to the effective implementation of the 116 numbering range;
- to deliver opinions on draft decisions and recommendations on harmonisation, in accordance with Article 19 of the Framework Directive;
- to deliver opinions aiming to ensure the development of common rules and requirements for providers of cross-border business services.
In addition to its establishing Regulation, BEREC fulfils its task in compliance with:
- the Framework Directive (Directive 2002/21/EC)
- the Access Directive (Directive 2002/19/EC)
- the Authorisation Directive (Directive 2002/20/EC)
- the Universal Service Directive (Directive 2002/22/EC)
- the Roaming Regulation (Regulation EC 531/2012) and
- the Telecoms Single Market Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/2120).
Other important documents that form the legal framework for the NRAs and respectively for BEREC to act include the Recommendation on the relevant markets (Recommendation 2007/879/EC), the Recommendation on the Termination Rates (Recommendation 2009/396/EC), the NGA Recommendation (Recommendation 2010/572/EU), the Recommendation on consistent-non-discrimination obligations and costing methodologies (Recommendation 2013/466/EU) and others.