BEREC Opinion on the Review of the EU Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework

Document number: BoR (15) 206

Document date: 10-12-2015

Date of registration: 14-12-2015

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Author: BEREC

On 6 May 2015 the Commission adopted the Digital Single Market Strategy which includes a set of targeted actions to be delivered by the end of 2016. It is built on three pillars:
(1) better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe;
(2) creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish;
(3) maximising the growth potential of the digital economy.

The review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications is one of the key actions of pillar 2.

In order to prepare the next steps in the forthcoming review on 22 July 2015 the Commission has requested BEREC's opinion on a number of issues to be addressed in the evaluation of the current framework and subsequently in preparing for the actual reform.
Therefore during its 25th plenary meeting (10 December 2015, London), the Board of Regulators approved the BEREC opinion and input on the review of the framework for electronic communications.