Draft BEREC Report on Interoperability of Number-Independent Interpersonal Communication Services (NI-ICS)

Document number: BoR (22) 187

Document date: 12-12-2022

Date of registration: 12-12-2022

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Author: BEREC

The objectives of this report are to present the main economic features and the state of the market for some NI-ICS and to analyse:

  1. the objectives, the scope and the “triggers” of interoperability obligations under both the DMA and the EECC,
  2. the potential technical approaches and the implementation challenges to be taken into account when applying these measures, as well as
  3. the interplay between the two regulatory frameworks. The current work focuses on messaging services, but other NI-ICS may be further analysed by BEREC in the future.