BEREC

New timeline for the public consultation on the draft BEREC Guidelines on Very High Capacity Networks

03 February 2020

The public consultation on the draft BEREC Guidelines on Very High Capacity Networks (VCHN) will take place earlier than planned.

In the BEREC Work Programme 2020 it was foreseen to adopt the draft BEREC Guidelines for public consultation at the second plenary meeting of this year. Due to the active work of the Fixed Network Evolution Working Group, the stakeholders will have a possibility to provide their comments to the draft BEREC Guidelines already in March.

The BEREC guidelines on VHCNs will describe the criteria a network has to fulfil in order to be considered a very high capacity network in accordance with Art. 82 of the EECC. Guidelines will be based on the definition of the term ‘very high capacity network’ in the EECC (Art. 2(2), Rec. (13)) and on comprehensive data collected from network operators.

The launch of public consultation on the draft BEREC Guidelines will be announced during the public debriefing on the outcomes of the 42th BEREC plenary meeting. The public debriefing will take place on 10 March at 14:00 (CET). Meeting venue: Room 5B, Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

To participate in the public debriefing and have a chance to ask your questions to BEREC Chair and Co-chair of the BEREC Fixed Network Evolution Working group, please register here.

During the public debriefing, the BEREC Chair will also announce the launch of the following public consultations:

  • The draft BEREC Strategy
  • The draft Update to the BEREC Guidelines on intra-EU communications