The new European electronic communications code [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Marcin Szczepański (1st edition),

The new European electronic communications code

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On 14 September 2016, the Commission proposed a new European electronic communications code which overhauls the existing legislative framework for telecommunications. The code has been designed to take into account changes in markets, consumer trends and technology, all of which have significantly changed since 2009 when the framework was last amended.

The code’s provisions include measures to stimulate investment in and take-up of very high capacity networks in the European Union, new spectrum rules for mobile connectivity and 5G, as well as changes to governance, the universal service regime, end-user protection rules, and numbering and emergency communication rules.

This proposal comes within the framework of the digital single market strategy, and is one of the legislative proposals under the initiative ‘Connectivity for a European gigabit society’.



Stage: Commission proposal

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