BEREC

Working Groups

Article 6 (b) of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1971 allows BEREC to organise its work into Working Groups (WGs). In order to implement the BEREC Work Programme 2020 the Board of Regulators (BoR) decided to establish 10 WGs and one Ad-hoc Group on 5G Cybersecurity. Core activity of the WGs will be based on the main pillars defined in the BEREC Strategy 2018-2020, as presented below.

In compliance with Article 13 (1) of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1971 the BEREC Office has to set up these WGs and to provide them with the support needed. The WGs develop the initial drafts of the BEREC documents, which are then submitted to the Contact Network that has the task to assist the BoR in the adoption of its decisions.

The final documents are approved by the BoR usually at its ordinary plenary meetings, or, in urgent cases, by electronic voting procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tasks of the Work Programme are distributed among the different Working Groups. The work for 2020 is assigned to the respective Working Groups according to the list below.

Regulatory Framework (RF)

 

 

  • BEREC Guidelines on common criteria for the assessment of the ability of undertakings other than ECN or ECS to manage numbering resources
  • BEREC Opinions, Reports, position and input papers, and technical background analyses, depending on specific requests by the EU institutions (European Commission, Parliament and Council) or NRAs and on needs emerging during the implementation process
  • Actions fostering the further population of the existing database as in Art. 109.8 (e.g. informal contacts, letters, workshop)
  • Database of numbering resources with a right of extraterritorial use within the European Union
  • Informal network of fraud-related experts in view of dealing with possible future cases of fraud and misuse of numbers
  • European Database of General Authorization notifications
  • List/snapshot of premium rate numbers/VAS number ranges in each EU Member State

Open Internet (OI)

  • Update to the BEREC Guidelines on the Implementation of the Open Internet Regulation
  • BEREC Report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 and BEREC Open Internet Guidelines
  • Internal workshop on IPv6 deployment across Europe – tentatively Q4 2020
  • Internal workshop on practices used to implement zero-rating offers in different categories of traffic – tentatively Q2 2020
  • NRA Deployment support and sharing of practical experiences of the Net Neutrality Measurement tool

 

Planning and Future Trends (PFT)

 

  • Report on the impact of 5G on regulation and the role of regulation in enabling the 5G ecosystem
  • Guidelines for developing BEREC Work Programmes
  • Outline of BEREC Work Programme 2021
  • BEREC Work Programme 2021
  • Outline of BEREC Work Programme 2022
  • BEREC Strategy

Market and Economic Analysis (MEA)

  • BEREC Guidelines to foster the consistent application of the criteria for assessing co-investments in very high capacity network elements
  • Stakeholder workshop to be held in Q1 2020
  • BEREC Opinion on the review of EC Recommendation on relevant markets           
  • Heads workshop to be held tentatively at Plenary 2 2020
  • BEREC Report on Market & Economic analysis of Digital Platforms

 

End Users (EU)

 

  • BEREC Guidelines detailing QoS parameters of IAS and publicly available ICS and the publication of information   
  • BEREC Report on Member States’ best practices to support the defining of adequate broadband IAS        
  • Report on how to handle third party payment charges on mobile phone bills
  • Report on penalties
  • External workshop with OECD on QoS and QoE of communication networks and services – to be held in June Q2 2020
  • Adoption of final workshop summary report at Plenary 3 2020 for publication

 

Statistics and Indicators (SAI)

 

  • BEREC Guidelines to assist NRAs on the consistent application of geographical surveys of network deployments, phase I and phase II
  • External workshop to be held in June 2020
  • Report on harmonized data collection regarding OTT services
  • External workshop on a harmonized data collection regarding OTT services – Q4 2020
  • BEREC input to the Commission’s delegated act setting single EU-wide maximum MTR and FTR
  • BEREC Report on Termination Rates at European level

Roaming (ROAM)

  • Update to the BEREC Guidelines on intra-EU communications
  • 1st Intra-EU communications benchmark report
  • BEREC Input to the European Commission regarding the implementing acts setting out the weighted average of maximum mobile termination rates across the Union
  • 24th BEREC International Roaming Benchmark Data Report
  • 25th BEREC International Roaming Benchmark Data Report
  • 8th BEREC Report on transparency and comparability of international roaming tariffs
  • Ad hoc works – Inputs to any potential legislative proposals of the EC on roaming

 

Fixed Network Evolution (FNE)

 

  • BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks
  • BEREC Guidelines on common approaches to the identification of the network termination point in different network topologies
  • BEREC Guidelines on the criteria for a consistent application of Article 61(3) (concentration point etc.)
  • BEREC Report on Access Regulation (including prices) based on EU State Aid

 

Wireless Network Evolution (WNE)

 

  • Feasibility study on development of coverage information for 5G deployments
  • As required, BEREC experts’ in peer review forums to discuss and exchange views on draft national measures related to internal market procedures for radio spectrum
  • External workshop on whether NRAs could bring benefits to verticals, by providing information on coverage and QoS of 5G networks
  • BEREC Guidelines on how to assess the effectiveness of public warning systems transmitted by different means
Remedies (REM)
  • Internal workshop and summary report on whether there is a requirement to update the Article 7/7A Phase II process in the context of the EECC 
  • BEREC Opinion on the review of the EC Procedural Recommendation, likely to be needed in Q2 2020
  • BEREC Report on Regulatory Accounting in Practice 
  • BEREC Report on WACC parameters
Ad-hoc 5G Cybersecurity (5GCS)
  • Report on security issues related to 5G implementation