BEREC

Public Consultation on draft BEREC Report on Internet of Things Indicators

12 December 2018

BEREC has, in recent years and like many other organisations, started to consider the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT).

BEREC has prepared this call for input with the aim of getting insights from all types of actors (consumers, companies in the telecommunications sector, digital companies, other companies, institutions) on issues to be taken into account by NRAs in the context of BEREC’s approach to monitoring and collecting statistical information on the IoT. Specifically, BEREC is interested in the following issues that are addressed in the different sections of the public consultation:

  • General issues regarding the collection of statistical information on the IoT, including a BEREC definition of the IoT.
  • BEREC’s IoT universe, discussing the applications and network technologies that BEREC and NRAs should consider with respect to monitoring the IoT.
  • Effect of the IoT on NRA spectrum policies and scarce resources, covering the extent to which NRAs should monitor and BEREC should benchmark IoT developments and the effects of such developments on spectrum and numbering requirements.
  • The importance of IoT indicators for BEREC, focusing on what NRAs currently collect and the potential future approach of BEREC in this area.

Responses to this consultation will be used in the preparation of the final report on Internet of Things Indicators.

Practical details of the public consultation

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

The public consultation will run from 12 December 2018 to 23 January 2019.

All stakeholders are invited to submit their contributions via the new BEREC online public consultation tool on https://www.discuto.io/en/consultation/33221, by 23 January 17:00 CET 2019. When registering with the consultation tool, please indicate your name and/or the name of the organisation or company you represent. 

Alternatively, contributions could also be submitted to the following e-mail address: BEREC_ IoT_PC@berec.europa.eu. Further enquiries about the consultation including registration with the online platform may also be submitted to this address.

The overall size of the e-mail (including attachments) should not be larger than 2 MB. 

After submitting the contribution via e-mail, an automatic reply will be generated. If this confirmation e-mail is not received, the submission of the contribution was not successful and it should be submitted again.

We strongly encourage all stakeholders to submit their contributions as early as possible. Contributions received after the above mentioned deadline will not be taken into account.

Contributions should preferably be sent in English. 

This public consultation is organised mainly in BEREC online public consultation platform   https://www.discuto.io/en/consultation/33221 in a way that allows participants to submit their comments, to provide feedback on comments and parts of the text or to upload their public or confidential files in every section.

It also provides the possibility to download the “word” consultation document for organisations and stakeholders that would like to share it with their partners to consolidate their views and comments in a single file input.

A single file input can be also uploaded on the platform at any “Add comment” section of the discussion, ensuring the classification of this input as public or confidential.

However, in case you send your comments by e-mail, your answers should be organised according to the requested structure (i.e. paragraph by paragraph) in order to facilitate processing the responses.

All contributions will be published on the BEREC website, taking into account requests for confidentiality and publication of personal data. Any such requests should be clearly indicated as: “Consider this contribution as confidential” or, if submitted via e-mail, by clearly stating which information is considered confidential.

Please note that it is also possible to submit both a confidential and a public version of your contribution on the email address: BEREC_ IoT_PC@berec.europa.eu .

NB BEREC Office will be closed from 22 December 2018 - 3 January 2019 for seasonal break.