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  • Consistent approach to migration and copper switch-off

    14 December 2021

    The requirements concerning the capabilities of electronic communications networks are constantly increasing and the response towards that demand is to bring optical fibre closer and closer to the user. Therefore, the importance of the copper-based access network is decreasing and Significant...
  • BEREC welcomes the agreement on the extension of the Roaming Regulation in the EU

    09 December 2021

    Citizens of the EU will continue to call, text, and use mobile data, while traveling within the EU at no extra costs and with the same quality they experience at home. The European Parliament and the Council have agreed to extend the Roaming Regulation until 2032. The extended regulation will...
  • BEREC invites stakeholders to an online public debriefing on 15 December 2021

    07 December 2021

    BEREC will hold a public debriefing at 14:00 CET on 15 December 2021, to present the outcomes of the last BEREC plenary meetings. With the unstable epidemiological situation in Europe, the event will be held online.  BEREC Chair Michel Van Bellinghen (BIPT, Belgium) and the Working...
  • 5G roll-out in the EU – a forefront priority of BEREC

    25 November 2021

    5G is expected to create an ecosystem for technical and business innovation, and to become a major driver of economic growth. As the 5G market develops, BEREC actively and closely monitors issues related to the network roll-out, such as coverage indicators, infrastructure sharing and EMF, as...
  • BEREC publishes the received stakeholders' input to feed into the incorporation of the ECJ judgments on the Open Internet Regulation in the BEREC Guidelines

    28 October 2021

    The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) is currently assessing the details of the rulings issued by the Court of Justice (ECJ) on 2 September 2021 regarding violation of the Open Internet Regulation ( C 34/20 – Telekom Deutschland, C-854/19 –...
  • BEREC aims to strengthen Europe’s digital sovereignty

    22 October 2021

    BEREC and its members stand ready to assist the Commission and the Member States in implementing the Digital Compass by benchmarking indicators and reporting on enabling comparable national coverage indicators throughout Europe. On 22 October, 2021, at the European Telecommunications Network...
  • BEREC proposals for a swift, effective and future-proof regulatory intervention towards digital gatekeepers

    06 October 2021

    After a couple of workshops and a public consultation round, BEREC has adopted and published its final Report on the ex-ante regulation of digital gatekeepers . During their engagement, stakeholders broadly supported most of the BEREC views and recognised the relevance and legitimacy of BEREC...
  • Harmonised definitions for over-the-top services indicators

    06 October 2021

    To help National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and stakeholders collect relevant data regarding over-the-top (OTT) services, BEREC has elaborated its harmonised definitions for a limited number of indicators. In defining the metrics, BEREC focused on the voice, video and messaging interpersonal...
  • Public consultation on the mobile and fixed backhaul ex-ante regulation

    05 October 2021

    Backhaul is an essential element supporting fixed and mobile electronic communication services in the retail market. However, not every service provider – either mobile or fixed – active in the electronic communications market has a complete own backhaul network at its disposal. Such...
  • New BEREC Chair for 2023 – elected

    30 September 2021

    Today, on 30 September 2021, the BEREC Board of Regulators elected the BEREC Chair for 2023, Konstantinos Masselos – the president of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT, Greece).  Professor Konstantinos Masselos takes the position of the president of EETT...