The European Electronic Communications Code ("the Code") puts in place one of the essential building blocks for a Digital Single Market in Europe. The Code itself already introduces a significant number of changes and additions compared to the prior framework. In a recent webinar, Bird & Bird experts from different EU Member States discussed the scope and specific aspects of the Code. The webinar which was broadcast on 16 July is accessible here.
Still more soft law is to come from the Commission and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) on various topics. BEREC will have to issue guidelines on at least 10 topics. On October 10th, BEREC released three guidelines for public consultation in relation to the Code:
- Draft BEREC Guidelines on common approaches to the identification of the network termination point in different network topologies (consultation deadline November 21st);
- Draft BEREC Guidelines to assist NRAs on the consistent application of geographical surveys of network deployments (consultation deadline November 21st);
- Draft BEREC Guidelines detailing QoS parameters of IAS and publicly available ICS and the publication of information (consultation deadline December 5th)
Now is the time to take action. In this new webinar we will give you an outline of the draft guidelines and the potential impact as a basis for drafting a response to the consultation. Our lawyers and regulatory counsel have deep and practical experience of the regulatory framework for electronic communications, implementation processes and enforcement across a range of EU Member States. Accordingly, this introduction will feature contributions from three different Member States (Poland, the Netherlands and UK). After this webinar you will understand the content of the three draft BEREC guidelines and will be facilitated to gain insight in the potential impact for your business.
Keeping in touch
The introduction to the draft guidelines will be live broadcast on Tuesday October 29 at 15:00 CET but a recording will be available afterwards. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you like to have the recording. The webinar is free of charge.