BEREC events 2019

BEREC Workshop on the update of its Net Neutrality Guidelines

Event date: 29.05.2019

(Registration for the event is closed)

On 29 May 2019 BEREC will hold a workshop on the update of the BEREC Net Neutrality Guidelines from 10:30 to 16:00. The event will take place at the Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB) 36, rue Froissart – B-1049 Brussels, with web-streaming provided for remote participants. 

As has been previously communicated via the BEREC 2019 work programme and through other channels, the Open Internet working group within BEREC is currently in the process of updating the 2016 Net Neutrality guidelines (BoR (16) 127) based on BEREC’s opinion (BoR (18) 244), 2018 consultation report (BoR (18) 245) and NRA experience.

While there will be a written public consultation on the draft updated guidelines document starting in October 2019, BEREC wishes to create an opportunity for face to face stakeholder engagement in this process.

To meet this goal BEREC invites stakeholders to present information on the specific use cases which they feel are restricted by the current Net Neutrality guidelines. The session is likely to be most fruitful if the specific section, paragraph or choice of wording, which is of concern in the existing guidelines document, is highlighted alongside the use case information.

The event will be divided to four sessions, and durations have been selected based on stakeholder’s presentation requests. A timeslot of 7 minutes will be granted to each speaker for the respective presentation. The detailed agenda is outlined below for consideration.


10.00 – 10.30  Registration and coffee

10.30 – 11.00 Opening of the event and BEREC introduction

11.00 – 12.00 Session 1 – Traffic management

  • Presenters: Nokia, DIGITALEUROPE, ETNO-GSMA and EDRi
  • Discussion (32 min.)

12.00 – 13.00  Session 2 – 5G

  • Presenters: Nokia, Vodafone, EBU, ETNO-GSMA and EDRi
  • Discussion (25 min.)

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch (light lunch will be provided)

14.00 – 15.00 Session 3 – End-user rights and Commercial practices

  • Presenters: VTKE, EBU, DIGITALEUROPE, Selfie Networks and EDRi
  • Discussion (25 min.)

15.00 – 15.30  Session 4 – Transparency and NRA supervision

  • Presenters: EDRi and ETNO-GSMA
  • Discussion (15 min.)

15.30 – 16.00  Wrap-up and closing the event

Watch us live on | Questions via Twitter #BERECworkshop | Recording of the event on BEREC’s YouTube channel afterwards

The BEREC Office would like to inform that the workshop will be filmed and that the images of part or the whole event will be livestreamed on the BEREC website and a recording made available on the BEREC YouTube channel afterwards. Full speeches or parts of them may be reused for internal documentation, public communication activities, trainings or pedagogical projects. Participation in the workshop involves the acceptance of being filmed and no fee may be asked for any use or reuse of the recorded images or statements.