BEREC Report on Comparison Tools and Accreditation

Document number: BoR (23) 22

Document date: 09-03-2023

Date of registration: 13-03-2023

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Author: BEREC

Art. 103[2] of the EECC provides that NRAs shall ensure that end-users have access free of charge to at least one independent comparison tool. The tool must enable end-users to compare and evaluate different IASs (Internet Access Services) and publicly available NB-ICSs (Number Based Interpersonal Communications Services), and, where applicable, publicly available NI-ICSs (Number-Independent Interpersonal Communications Services), with regard to prices and tariffs of services and QoS performance. The fulfillment of the requirements set out in Art. 103[3] of the EECC is a necessary condition to obtain certification from the NRA.

The aim of the report is to offer insights into the independent comparison tools which enable consumers (and other end-users, if so required by MSs) to compare and evaluate different services. The report also captures details about the certification process within each MS that is, upon request, available to the providers of an independent comparison tool that meet the requirements set out in the EECC.