This consultation seeks to evaluate the impact of the termination rates recommendation on the termination markets and on the EU internal market. It also seeks views on whether the current regulatory approach towards termination rates should be either maintained and/or amended to reflect technological developments in the markets concerned.

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Public consultation on the evaluation of Commission Recommendation 2009/396/EU on the Regulatory treatment of fixed and mobile termination rates in the EU

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The Commission is consulting on the evaluation of the Recommendation on the regulatory treatment of fixed and mobile termination rates in the EU (2009/396/EC). The consultation aims to evaluate the impact of the Recommendation, and assess whether to maintain or amend it as a tool for achieving the policy objectives of promoting competition, EU citizens' interests and developing the internal market.

Background document    (Deutsch - en français)

On the basis of the responses, the Commission will evaluate to what extent the current Recommendation has achieved its objectives and whether further action at EU level is needed to pursue the policy objectives of the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services.

Views are sought from national regulators, public authorities, telecommunications operators, consultancies, civil society organisations, academia and citizens.

Consultation period: 15 March  to 7 June 2016
Comments received after the closing date will not be considered.

Please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. We ask responding organisations to register in the Transparency Register and publish the submissions of non-registered organisations separately from those of registered ones as the input of individuals.

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You can reply in any EU language even though the online questionnaire is in English, French and German. Only responses received through the online questionnaire will be considered for analysis. You can pause any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download your responses. Questionnaires sent by e-mail or in paper format will not be analysed except those due to accessibility needs of persons with disabilities.

We shall accept questionnaires by email or by post from persons with disabilities and their representative organisations.

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European Commission
DG Communication networks, content & technology
Unit B3 – Regulatory coordination & Markets
33 Avenue Beaulieu; 06/027
Brussels 1049 – Belgium

We shall publish a summary report of the consultation 1 month after the consultation closes.

For transparency purposes, all the responses to the present consultation will be made public. Please read the Specific privacy statement below on how we deal with your personal data and contribution.
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We shall publish all contributions to the consultation unless non-publication is specifically requested in the general information section of the questionnaire.
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