Public consultation for the draft BEREC-RSPG joint report on facilitating mobile connectivity in ‘challenge areas’

This public consultation was seeking stakeholders’ views regarding a draft BEREC-RSPG joint report on facilitating mobile connectivity in ‘challenge areas’. The draft report compiles a comprehensive and comparative assessment of initiatives to facilitate mobile connectivity in what could be described as ‘challenge areas’, where mobile connectivity is limited or non-existent. It particularly focuses on regulatory and legal measures that have been adopted to resolve that issue (for example RAN-sharing, passive/active sharing etc.).

The draft report describes four categories of challenge areas: indoor, transportation means, non-profitable areas and other areas (protected areas, “grey” areas, low quality of service areas). For each type of challenge areas, the draft report describes the difficulties encountered in the identified challenge areas and describes different technical, regulatory or legal solutions and practices that have been implemented or considered by EU member states.

The purpose of the public consultation is to give an opportunity for stakeholders to provide valuable feedback on the draft report. In particular, stakeholders are invited to comment the described solutions, their benefits and their possible limitations. After approval, the BEREC- RSPG report can be used by policy makers as a knowledge base for methods of enhancing mobile connectivity in challenge areas.

In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all received contributions, respecting confidentiality requests.

The public consultation ran from 31 October to 28 November. 

All stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions via the new BEREC online public consultation tool on, by 28 November 2017 17:00 CET.