Public consultation on the Draft BEREC Report on practices and challenges of the phasing out of 2G and 3G

14 June 2023

During the 55th BEREC plenary meeting (8 June 2023), the Board of Regulators has approved the draft “BEREC Report on practices and challenges of the phasing out of 2G and 3G” for public consultation.

This Report is structured as follows:

Chapter 1 sets out some background information and gives an overview of challenges and opportunities arising from 2G/3G phaseout, and examples of related practices in several countries.

Chapter 2 briefly highlights impacts and provides some insights into what some NRAs consider to be the main impacts from 2G/3G phaseout.

Chapter 3 is a high-level stakeholder analysis that emphasizes different stakeholder engagement attributes and aims to help in advancing the conversation about 2G/3G phaseout. It concludes asking the following main consultation questions:

  • Which other potential challenges/impacts would you identify?
  • How urgently do you think the different challenges/impacts need to be addressed (time, priority)? 
  • What challenges/impacts have already been solved or can be considered minor?
  • What stakeholders should initiate (more) efforts to meet the challenges/impacts?
  • What stakeholders should be involved in efforts to meet the challenges/impacts? How should they contribute?

Chapter 4 is BEREC’s preliminary view setting out the importance of stakeholder engagement.

BEREC would welcome stakeholders' views in relation to any of the material presented in the report, and specifically, feedback on the questions raised in Chapter 3 would be highly appreciated.
Practical details of the public consultation:

The public consultation will run from 14 June 2023 to 15 August 2023.

All stakeholders are invited to submit their contributions to the following e-mail address: [email protected] .

Further enquiries about the consultation may also be submitted to this address.

After submitting the contribution, an acknowledgment email will be sent to you.

Contributions should be sent preferably in English and, in order to facilitate processing of the responses, the comments provided should clearly refer to particular chapters and sections of the document.

We strongly encourage all stakeholders to submit their contributions as early as possible. Contributions received after the above mentioned deadline will not be taken into account.

In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all received contributions, respecting confidentiality requests. Any such requests should clearly indicate which information is considered confidential.

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