Draft BEREC Guidelines on Very High Capacity Networks
BEREC’s 2022 Work Programme (III.5.1.2) includes within section ‘BEREC’s other tasks’ the update of criterion 4 of the BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks. BEREC published the first version of the BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks in October 2020, according to Article 82 of the European Electronic Communications Code. These BEREC Guidelines (paragraph 25) already explicitly state: "since it was not yet possible to take 5G fully into account for the release of these Guidelines, as it has not yet reached mature deployment and significant penetration, BEREC intends to update criterion 4 (performance thresholds for wireless networks) as soon as possible and not later than 2023." Therefore, the new version of the BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks updates criterion 4 based on data collected from mobile network operators on 5G. The other criteria (criteria 1 to 3) remain unchanged.
For the public consultation purposes, the track changes version of the updated BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks showing the update in comparison to the 2020 version of the document is also provided.