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  • Regulation in times of pandemic – join discussion by BEREC and IIC

    06 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all industry players to take action to support the strategies of national governments aimed at reducing the risks and negative impact on the economy. The essential role of ICT and digital sectors is undisputed, enabling and supporting emergency communications,...
  • Connectivity – essential in times of crisis

    30 April 2020

    On 28 and 29 April, BEREC has joined series of virtual panel discussions on connectivity and spectrum to talk on how the     COVID-19 impacts the development and roll-out of the next generation systems. During the session on the award and valuation of spectrum, the...
  • Internet traffic in Europe continues to stabilize

    30 April 2020

    More national regulatory authorities (NRAs) report of stabilization and even a decrease of internet traffic from the peak that was reached after the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. In light of the traffic situation starting to stabilize, BEREC will reduce the frequency of these reports to once...
  • New date of the 8th BEREC Stakeholder Forum – 19 October 2020

    24 April 2020

    With the optimistic view that the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 will decline by the second half of the year, BEREC has announced a new date for the postponed BEREC Stakeholder Forum. It will take place on 19 October, 2020, at the Thon EU Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. As previously...
  • Overall internet traffic is stabilizing and in some cases decreasing

    23 April 2020

    The updated BEREC summary report on the internet capacity during the COVID-19 crisis informs that a growing number of national regulatory authorities (NRAs) are reporting that overall traffic is starting to stabilize. The  NRAs of Bulgaria and Romania have reported a decrease of overall...
  • BEREC response to EC recommendation on Covid-19 tracing apps

    23 April 2020

    BEREC response to the European Commission Recommendation of 8.4.2020 on a common Union toolbox for the use of technology and data to combat and exit from the COVID-19 crisis, in particular concerning mobile applications and the use of anonymised mobility data.  
  • BEREC initiates information gathering on OTT parameters

    22 April 2020

    Over-the-top (OTT) services are of great value to consumers and businesses and have an important impact in the electronic communications market. However, due to the absence of legal competences for authorities under the previous Regulatory Framework, this impact has never been quantified.  ...
  • Internet capacity remains sufficient - says the updated BEREC summary report

    16 April 2020

    There are no major network congestions due to the increase in internet traffic in Europe since last week. Instead, more and more countries report on stabilization in an overall traffic, according to the latest BEREC summary report on the internet capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak....
  • BEREC extends the public consultation deadline on the draft BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks

    15 April 2020

    In order to facilitate further stakeholders’ input to the draft BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks , BEREC extends the deadline for contributions until 30 April 17:00 (CET). Contributions should be submitted to VHCN_Guidelines@berec.europa.eu preferably in English and...
  • BEREC makes public summary reports on status of internet capacity

    08 April 2020

    BEREC considers transparency and access to information as crucially important. Therefore, BEREC Board of Regulators decided to make publicly available the summary reports on the status of internet capacity during the COVID-19 crisis, submitted to the European Commission. The reports...