On two occasions, on 16 and 18 of June, WIK-Consult, together with ICF and Eco-Act, the contractors in charge of the study for the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (BCRD), are organising a public online workshop to gather and discuss views on the preliminary results of their study.
Electronic Communications Policy (Unit B.1)
Member States had until 30 April 2021 to share with the Commission their roadmaps for the implementation of the Connectivity Toolbox, detailing their expected plan and an indicative timing for implementing the appropriate measures for the rollout of very fast networks, notably fibre and 5G.
The summary report of the open public consultation regarding the evaluation and review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive takes stock of the contributions and presents preliminary trends that emerge from them, focusing on their quantitative aspects. The objective of the public consultation, which took place from 2 December 2020 to 2 March 2021, was to gather stakeholders’ views and inputs on the implementation of the Directive to support its evaluation, as well as on possible future adjustments with a view to support the preparation of a revised legislative proposal.
This publication is made pursuant to Point 3.1 of Annex 1 to Financial Regulation 2018 that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions’ websites of contracts with a value up to 138.999,99 EUR.
EU Member States have agreed on a Union-wide Connectivity Toolbox, a report of best practices that they consider most efficient in rolling out fixed and mobile very high-capacity networks, including 5G.
On 25 March 2021, the Member States, in close cooperation with the Commission, agreed on a Union-wide Connectivity Toolbox, pursuant to the Connectivity Recommendation of 18 September 2020. The Toolbox consists of a set of best practices that are considered as the most efficient in allowing and encouraging operators to roll out very high capacity networks.
This report summarises the informal views expressed by participants on institutional aspects linked to network deployment. Their views were gathered during the online participatory workshop of 22 February 2021 organised as part of the consultation activities foreseen for the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (BCRD).
The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) proposal, worth €33.7 billion, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.
This report summarises the informal views expressed by participants on new drivers for network deployment, on persisting problems and proposed solutions and on permit-granting procedures.
This brochure gives the current state of play of connectivity in the EU and the vision for the next decade. It gives statistics on broadband coverage, a short overview on telecom markets, presents broadband financing programmes and projects, describes the telecom rules and the steps towards 5G.
DG Connect is organising a second participatory online workshop on 22 February 2021, from 10.00 – 13.00 to discuss the role of public administrations in the deployment of very high capacity broadband networks.
DG Connect is organising a workshop to discuss how to best boost investments in connectivity by cutting the red tape. The participatory workshop will focus on institutional aspects on network deployment drivers and barriers and further reducing the administrative burden through the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive!
DG Connect is organising a participatory online workshop to discuss the main drivers and barriers for network deployment on 27 January 2021, from 10.00 - 15.30.
The European Commission is launching a call for tender for a "Study on Technical Solutions to Ensure Compatibility, Interoperability, Quality, Reliability and Continuity of Emergency Communications in the Union " - CNECT/2020/OP/0079.
On 18 December, EU Member States presented a report that compiles their proposed best practices for cutting the cost of network rollout and for providing timely access to radio spectrum for 5G. Today’s report marks the first step towards developing the Toolbox of best practices, following the Commission’s Recommendation from September 2020. The report gathers the measures, which Member States reported as the most efficient in those two areas, identifying main trends and providing the finest examples for improving connectivity.
DG Connect is organising the first online participatory workshop to discuss very high-capacity network deployment on 27 January 2021, as part of the consultation activities linked to the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (BCRD).
The Broadband Cost Reduction Directive aims to facilitate and incentivise the roll-out of high-speed electronic communications networks by lowering the costs of deployment with a set of harmonised measures. This public consultation aims to gather stakeholders’ views and inputs on the implementation of the Directive to support the analysis of the backward-looking evaluation as well as to support forward-looking policy options.
The Commission has taken further steps in the Digital Decade agenda to strengthen Europe's digital sovereignty, as announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union address on 16 September. The Commission has published a Recommendation calling Member States to boost investment in very high-capacity broadband connectivity infrastructure, including 5G, which is the most fundamental block of the digital transformation and an essential pillar of the recovery.
The Commission has published a Recommendation calling Member States to boost investment in very high-capacity broadband connectivity infrastructure, including 5G, which is the most fundamental block of the digital transformation and an essential pillar of the recovery. The timely deployment of 5G networks will offer significant economic opportunities for the years to come, as a crucial asset for European competitiveness, sustainability and a major enabler for future digital services.
The synopsis report presents the outcome of the consultation on the scope of the Delegated Act setting maximum voice termination rates in the EU.