Public consultation on the Draft BEREC Report on the general authorisation and related frameworks for international submarine connectivity

12 December 2023

The deadline for contributions is extended to 31 January 2024.

During the 57th BEREC plenary meeting (7 December 2023), the Board of Regulators has approved the draft BEREC Report on the general authorization and related frameworks for international submarine connectivity.

With this report, BEREC aims to clarify the general authorisation and related frameworks applicable to international submarine connectivity and to identify possible solutions to promote investment in this sector and to strengthen the European Union’s geostrategic position.

For this purpose, this report:

  1. Briefly describes the activities involved in the deployment and operation of submarine cable systems (Part 2);
  2. Outlines the applicability of the electronic communications regulatory framework to international submarine cable systems and the powers and experience of national regulatory authorities in this field (Part 3);
  3. Identifies other national administrative authorisation procedures applicable to international submarine cable systems (Part 4);
  4. Gathers information on initiatives taken at European and national level to promote international submarine connectivity (Part 5).

Practical details of the public consultation:

The public consultation will run from 14 December 2023 to 31 January 2024.

All stakeholders are invited to submit their contributions via the EU Survey here or to the following e-mail address: [email protected] (in case you are facing any difficulties with the platform).

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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