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From 10/02/2017 to 10/02/2017
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the Dutch telecoms regulator's (ACM's) analysis. While ACM finds that the fibre lines in the market in question are competitive, it concludes that KPN has Significant Market Power (SMP) and its copper lines in the same market need to be regulated. Read more
Graphic showing map of Europe, the 112 logo and text Call 112 anywhere in the EU free of charge, 24/7 for police, emergency medical services and fire brigade
Graphic showing map of Europe, the 112 logo and text Call 112 anywhere in the EU free of charge, 24/7 for police, emergency medical services and fire brigade
From 10/02/2017 to 10/02/2017
On Saturday 11th February, the European Union celebrated 112 Day - the day of the Single European Emergency Number. With an average of 255 million mobile emergency calls every year, a new technical solution helps to provide accurate caller location for people in distress. Read more
From 01/02/2017 to 01/02/2017
The Commission has just published the results of the Public Consultation on the Termination Rates Recommendation. The respondents provided their view on the impact of the Recommendation, and whether the current regulatory approach should be maintained or amended. Read more
From 20/01/2017 to 20/01/2017
The 11th edition of the Seminar for national judges and regulators, called "The Role of the Judiciary in the Changing Digital Single Market", was dedicated to electronic communications’ regulation within the European Commission. It was held in Brussels the 20 January 2017. Read more
From 18/01/2017 to 18/01/2017
As part of the Better Regulation initiative, the Commission collects feedback at the various stages of the EU policy development, including legislative proposals and their impact assessment. In September 2016, the Commission adopted the Connectivity Package which aim at ensuring that everyone in the EU will have the best possible internet connection to participate in the digital society and economy. The Package included inter alia the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (COM(2016) 590 final/2). Read more
From 31/12/2016 to 31/12/2016
EU rules (Article 7 and Article 7a of the Electronic Communications Framework Directive - 2002/21/EC) require national regulatory authorities (NRAs) to conduct national and EU consultations on draft regulatory measures they intend to take prior to their adoption. Read more
From 21/12/2016 to 21/12/2016
On 14 September 2016, as part of the Connectivity Package, the Commission adopted the proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code and the proposal for a BEREC Regulation. Here you can find the Executive Summaries which present these proposals that review the regulatory framework for electronic communications. Read more
From 21/12/2016 to 21/12/2016
The Commission publishes the TERA Study on the assessment of the 2009 Termination Rates Recommendation. The study analyses the impact of the costing methodology recommended by the Commission in 2009, and analyses the evolution of termination rates in the different Member States. Read more
From 08/12/2016 to 08/12/2016
Dismantling roaming charges, when travellers call, send messages or surf on their mobile devices while abroad, has been one of the biggest success stories in Europe. In the last mile before the full end of roaming surcharges as of 15 June 2017, some more specific cases have to be addressed. Read more
From 28/11/2016 to 28/11/2016
The European Commission has issued a recommendation asking the Italian regulator, AGCOM to amend or withdraw its proposal to settle disputes between the Mobile Virtual Network Operator PosteMobile and H3G, Fastweb and Telecom Italia by obliging the three mobile network operators to pay PosteMobile a termination rate almost 75% higher those of other mobile operators. The Commission has concerns that AGCOM's approach may grant PosteMobile a termination rate that cannot be justified on the grounds of objective and relevant cost differences. Read more