Public consultation on the updated BEREC Guidelines on Intra-EU communications

14 April 2020

During its 42nd plenary meeting (5-6 March 2020, Belgrade) the Board of Regulators approved the updated BEREC Guidelines on Intra-EU communications for public consultation.

According to the BEREC Regulation that amends the TSM Regulation, BEREC has to draft Guidelines on laying down criteria for NRAs assessing derogations for regulated intra-EU calls communications. In addition to the guidance for the derogation that is required under the Regulation, BEREC provides guidance on the application of the regulation to ensure a consistent implementation in the EU/EEA. In March 2019, BEREC published its Guidelines on Intra-EU communications (BoR (19) 35).

BEREC decided to review the Guidelines already one year after its publications because of two reasons: i) to update the Benchmark that is necessary for the assessment of sustainability applications, ii) to clarify issues that may have arisen during the implementation process.

The public consultation is open from 10 March 2020, at 14:00 CET to 10 April 2020, at 17:00 CET.

Contributions received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be taken into account.

All stakeholders are invited to submit their inputs on the draft Guidelines through the BEREC online public consultation platform on

Practical details of the public consultation

In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all contributions received. All contributions will be published on the BEREC website, taking into account requests for confidentiality. Any such requests should clearly indicate which information is considered confidential. It is also possible to send both a confidential and a public version.

When registering with the consultation platform, please indicate your name and/or the name of the organisation or company you represent.

Further enquiries about the consultation including registration with the online platform may also be submitted to this address: [email protected]

The overall size of the e-mail (including attachments) should not be larger than 2 MB. 

Contributions should be sent preferably in English and include reference to relevant paragraphs or sections of the Guidelines, as well as to the question number, in order to facilitate processing the responses.

We strongly encourage all stakeholders to submit their contributions as early as possible.

After submitting the contribution via e-mail, an automatic reply will be generated. If this confirmation e-mail is not received, the submission of the contribution was not successful and it should be submitted again.