Consultations, reports and studies

Current consultations

Institution

DeadlineLink to the consultationFurther information

BEREC

September 4, 2020Guidelines regarding Co-Investments in new VHCN

European Commission

September 8, 2020Consultation of the Digital Services Act packageBackground

European Commission

September 8, 2020Consultation of a new competition toolBackground

European Commission

September 11, 2020Reviewing and prolonging the Roaming RegulationBackground

Euopean Commission

October 2, 2020 Review of the NIS Directive

Europäische Kommission

October, 9 2020Market definition notice (evaluation)Background

Europäische Kommission

November, 9 2020Evaluation of the Postal Services DirectiveBackground

Reports & Studies

InstitutionTopicLink
European CommissionReport on Member States’ progress in implementing the EU Toolbox on 5G CybersecurityLink to the report
European CommissionNew EU rules and guidance for a fairer online economyLink to the press release
Link to the progress reports
European CommissionAnnual country reports on Open Internet from NRAs - 2020Open Internet Reports 2020
European CommissionThe European Data Market Monitoring Tool - Final Study ReportReport and Executive Summary
European Commission2020 Digital Economy and Society IndexLink to the press release for the 2020 DESI
ENISAeIDAS compliant eID SolutionsLink to the ENISA report
BERECReport on the status of internet capacityPress release
European CommissionIndustrial Strategy of the European CommissionLink to the industrial strategy of the European Commission
European CommissionSpecial Eurobarometer 503 - Attitudes towards the impact of digitalisation on daily livesDownload the press release as PDF
Link to the report and factsheets
European CommissionWhite Paper on Artificial Intelligence: a European approach to excellence and trustLink to the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence
European CommissionCommunication: A European strategy for dataLink to the EC's data strategy Communication
European Commission2020 Work ProgrammeLink to the 2020 Commission Work Programme
European CommissionEU-wide coordinated risk assessment of 5G networks securityLink to the EC's EU-wide coordinated risk assessment of 5G networks security
Link to RTR's cybersecurity assessment
European CommissionMobile broadband prices in Europe 2019Link to the study "Mobile broadband prices in Europe 2019"
ENISAThreat landscape for 5G networksENISA threat landscape for 5G networks
European CommissionNotice on the calculation of the cost of capital for legacy infrastructureNotice on the calculation of the cost of capital for legacy infrastructure in the context of the Commission’s review of national notifications in the EU electronic communications sector
European CommissionEU cost model for wholesale roaming and mobile terminationFinalisation of the mobile cost model for roaming and the delegated act on a single EU-wide mobile voice call termination: SMART 2017/0091
European CommissionTechnological Developments and RoamingTechnological Developments and Roaming: SMART 2018/0012
European CommissionCommission report on the review of the roaming marketCommission report on the review of the roaming market
European Parliament (JURI)Digital Services Act InputDraft Report with recommendations to the Commission
European Parliament (IMCO)Digital Services Act InputDraft Report with recommendations to the Commission

European Commission's Initiatives 2020 (updated)

EC Initiatives 2020 as of May 2020
EC Initiatives 2020 as of May 2020. The document reflects the update due to the pandemic. (Source: RTR)

The European Commission's Work Programme foresees numerous initiatives. We gathered the most important initiatives regarding electronic communications in 2020.

Due to the pandemic, the Commission postponed four of these initiatives. We updated the PDF accordingly.

Postponed:

  • White Paper on AI Follow-Up incl. Safetey, Liability, Fundamental Rights and Data - Q1 2021
  • Review of the Roaming Regulation - Q1 2021
  • Common chargers for mobile phones and similar devices - Q1 2021
  • Communication on Better Regulation - Q4 2020

As planned:

  • Digital Services Act - Q4 2020
  • Review of NIS Directive - Q4 2020
  • Proposal for Additional Measures on Critical Infrastructure Protection - Q4 2020

Previous consultations

Institution

DeadlineLink to resultsFurther information

ENISA

July 31, 2020Consultation of the ENISA Cybersecurity certification scheme

BEREC

July 31, 2020Guidelines regarding Symmetric Obligations

BEREC

July 31, 20205G Radar

European Commission

June 14, 2020Consultation of the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

European Commission

May 31, 2020 Consultation of the European Strategy for data

BEREC

May 22/26, 2020Information gathering on OTT parameters Deadline for providers of OTT communication services: May 22, 2020
Deadline for providers of OTT video streaming services: May 26, 2020
Further information

European Commission

May 7, 2020Feedback on the Roadmap for the Review and Extension of the Roaming Regulation

BEREC

April 30, 2020Public consultation on draft BEREC Guidelines on very high capacity networks Due to the current situation, the deadline for consultation inputs has been extended to April 30, 2020.

European Commission

April 29, 2020Feedback on the Roadmap for the Report on the Implementation of the GDPR

BEREC

April 13, 2020Public consultation on the BEREC Strategy 2021-25 and early call for input on the BEREC WP 2021

BEREC

April 10, 2020Public consultation on the updated BEREC Guidelines on Intra-EU communications

European Commission

March 26, 2020Consultation on the Draft Implementing Regulation specifying the characteristics of small-area wireless access points

European Commission

March 3, 2020 Consultation on the proposed Recommendation for Internal Market Procedures under the European Electronic Communications Code

BEREC

January 31, 2020Public consultation for BEREC guidelines on how to assess the effectiveness of public warning systems transmitted by different means

BEREC

January 22, 2020Public consultation on the draft BEREC Report on Member States’ best practices to support the defining of adequate broadband internet access service

BEREC

December 5, 2019Public consultation for the draft BEREC Guidelines detailing Quality of Service Parameters

BEREC

November 28, 2019Public consultation for BEREC draft Feasibility study on development of coverage information for 5G deployments

BEREC

November 28, 2019Public consultation on the document on BEREC Guidelines on the Implementation of the Open Internet Regulation

European Commission

November 25, 2019Targeted consultation on the Orientations of the first two years of the proposed Digital Europe programme

BEREC

November 21, 2019Public consultation on draft BEREC Guidelines on common approaches to the identification of the network termination point in different network topologies

BEREC

November 21, 2019Public consultation on the draft BEREC Guidelines on Geographical surveys of network deployments

European Commission

November 8, 2019Public Consultation on Voice Call Termination Rates in the EUSummary report on the public consultation on voice call termination rates

BEREC

November 6, 2019Public consultation on BEREC Work Programme 2020 and call for input to the BEREC Medium Term Strategy 2021-2023

BEREC

August 28, 2019Public consultation on the draft BEREC Guidelines for the notification template as in Article 12 (4) EECC

BEREC

August 28, 2019Public consultation on the draft BEREC guidelines on common criteria for the assessment of the ability to manage numbering resources by undertakings other than providers of electronic communications networks or services and of the risk of exhaustion

BEREC

July 19, 2019Public consultation on the draft BEREC Guidelines on the minimum criteria for a reference offer

BEREC

July 15, 2019"Call for initial Stakeholder Input” for the development of the BEREC guidelines on the Criteria for a Consistent Application of Article 61 (3)

European Commission

June 28, 2019Assessment of the cost of providing wholesale roaming services and mobile voice termination in the EU/EEA countries – SMART 2017/0091

European Commission

Finalisation of the mobile cost model for roaming and the delegated act on a single EU-wide mobile voice call termination: SMART 2017/0091

European Commission

May 10, 2019Target Consultation on the review of the Recommendation on Relevant Markets

BEREC

April 23, 2019Call for input on BEREC Work Programme 2020

European Commission

April 10, 2019Public Consultation on the light deployment regime for small-area wireless access points

BEREC

January 23, 2019Public consultation on draft BEREC Report on Access to physical infrastructure in the context of market analysis

BEREC

January 23, 2019Public Consultation on draft BEREC Report on Internet of Things Indicators

BEREC

January 18, 2019Public consultation on draft BEREC Common Position on Mobile Infrastructure Sharing

BEREC

January 18, 2019Public consultation on draft BEREC Report on termination of contracts and switching the providers s

Questionnaires for OTT providers of interpersonal communication services and video streaming services

Over-the-top (OTT) services are gaining importance, both for consumers and in terms of market impact. In order to quantify these effects, RTR and BEREC call on providers of OTT interpersonal communication services and OTT video streaming services to participate in an information-gathering exercise on OTT parameters. The questionnaires are available upon request to pm@berec.europa.eu and should be submitted by May 22 for communication services and May 26 for video streaming services. The collected information shall enable regulatory authorities to develop a better understanding of the metrics and definitions employed by OTT providers and develop harmonised indicators and for data queries.