Revision of Procedures for the BEREC databases of numbering ranges for value-added services and means of access to emergency services for roaming users
According to Article 16 of Regulation (EU) 2022/612 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 April 2022 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union (hereinafter: Roaming Regulation), BEREC is required to establish and maintain a single Union-wide database of numbering ranges for value-added services1 (VAS) and a database of means of access to emergency services by 31 December 2022. The objective is to protect roaming customers from incurring additional costs when using VAS in visited Member States and to ensure access to emergency services for users while roaming in the EU. Roaming providers are required to use this information in these databases in order to inform their customers about the potential risk of increased charges due to the use of value-added services while roaming and how to access emergency services while roaming. The activity is also included in the BEREC Work Programme 2022 under item 5.2.8 and 5.2.92. In line with the Roaming Regulation and the BEREC Work Program, BEREC developed the databases in the second half of 2022 and established the procedure for filling them in.