BEREC Summary Report on the status of internet capacity, regulatory and other measures in light of the Covid-19 crisis

Document number: BoR (21) 184

Document date: 29-11-2021

Date of registration: 30-11-2021

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Author: BEREC

In a joint statement with the European Commission, on 19 March 2020, on how network operators can cope with the increased demand of network capacity, BEREC committed to a special reporting mechanism to ensure regular monitoring of the Internet traffic situation in each Member State, in order to be able to respond swiftly to capacity issues. Furthermore, BEREC is collecting information on other measures implemented by National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) as well as on other initiatives by public and private parties throughout Europe.

Between March 2020 and June 2021, BEREC published its summary report on a regular (primarily monthly) basis. As the reported situation stabilised, and updates from NRAs moderated, it was agreed that a final iteration of the report would be published at 2021 year end. Thus, this report focuses on, and summarises, the main updates provided by NRAs (to cover the intervening period since end of June 2021) as of 15 November 2021.