November 20, 2012
Attracting investment while safeguarding competition have emerged as the main goals of the new flexible regulatory framework promoted by the European Commission and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). The Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) assumes a key role in the implementation of this new initiative, in coordination with the 27 Regulatory Authorities of Europe, in view of the assumption of the Body’s Presidency in 2013.
The modalities of implementation and appropriate funding tools – so that investments in digital technologies will enable economic recovery in the Member States – were discussed during the extraordinary Plenary meeting of BEREC, recently held in Brussels in the presence of Vice-President of the Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Mrs. N. Kroes.
Toward this direction, actions such as reducing manufacturing costs in high speed broadband infrastructure, the implementation of funding programs (Connecting Europe Facility), the harmonization of costing methodologies and enforcing non-discrimination obligations on providers will be promoted.
BEREC is a European Body composed of 27 heads of Regulators of the EU Member States that advises and supports the European Parliament, the Council, the European Commission and the National Regulatory Authorities on issues related to the application of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications. It maintains an active role in shaping the European regulatory policy and safeguarding competition to the benefit of the market and consumers.