January 30, 2013
Dr. Leonidas Kanellos, EETT and BEREC President, met with the Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Rabbitte. The meeting was held on January 24 in Dublin, and has been organized by Comreg, the Irish Communications regulator. Both parties shared views on BEREC’s work plan and its contribution in promoting electronic communications.
Additionally, they reaffirmed their commitment in achieving the objectives of the Digital Agenda 2020. The BEREC Chair also declared BEREC's readiness to support the Council's work in this direction, with its high level of expertise. The discussion focused on development policies for NGA networks, on universal service, on the need to ensure equal access to high-speed broadband services for all European citizens, on EU funding for broadband investment in countries with less developed infrastructure as well as on BEREC’s work on Net Neutrality and International Roaming.
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) is a European body composed by the heads of the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) of the 27 EU member states. It 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 a key role in shaping EU’s regulatory policy and safeguarding competition to the benefit of the market and consumers.