BEREC invites stakeholders to the meeting on the draft BEREC Guidelines on Very High Capacity Networks

24 February 2020

In the European Electronic Communications Code, the co-legislators have entrusted BEREC to draft Guidelines on the Very High Capacity Networks. The document will provide guidance to NRAs on the criteria that a network has to fulfil in order to be considered a very high capacity network, in particular in terms of down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, latency and its variation. The Guidelines shall contribute to the harmonisation of the definition of the term ‘very high capacity networks’ in the EU.

During its public debriefing on 10 March, BEREC will launch the public consultation on the draft document. With a view to develop a constructive dialogue with stakeholders and to present the draft Guidelines on Very High Capacity Networks, BEREC organizes a meeting on 17 March 2020, at 10:30-12:30 at the IRG Secretariat, Rue de la Science 14, Brussels.

The number of participants is limited to one person per organization and the registration will be treated on first-come, first-served basis. The registration for the event will be open until 13 March 2020, unless we reach the maximum number of participants at an earlier date. To participate in the meeting, please fill out the registration form.
In case you would like to join the meeting remotely, please indicate so in the registration form. The dial-in data will be circulated to you prior to the meeting.

The Co-Chairs of the Fixed Network Evolution Working Group, Wilhelm Schramm and Björn Jonassen will be hosting the meeting. Participating stakeholders will have the possibility to ask questions in order to better understand the draft BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks. This shall help stakeholders to prepare their written response to the public consultation of these draft Guidelines.

According to Article 82 of the European Electronic Communications Code, BEREC shall issue the above-mentioned Guidelines by 21 December 2020. The NRAs shall take these Guidelines into utmost account.