The Presidency of the EU Council sets out its priorities for the telecomm sector
The presidency of the European Union (EU), assumed by Cyprus on 1 July 2012, has set out the following priorities in its programme for the telecommunications sector:
- examine the relevant legislative proposal which aims at strengthening and modernizing the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) with a new expanded mandate for the security of cyberspace.
- support the European Commission (EC) in the revision of the Public Service Information Directive on the Reuse of public sector information;
- establish guidelines for trans-European telecommunications networks to attract private investment to develop the necessary infrastructure to interconnect the Internet at high speeds through EU funding, in order to achieve the strategic goals of 2020 in the "Digital Agenda for Europe" and release the potential of web services;
- submit a proposal for the regulation of e-identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the single market, that will provide the legal framework for recognition of e-signatures, e-identification and e-authentication.
Further information can be found on the following link:
BEREC opens two consultations on Roaming Regulation
BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, has placed two documents in consultation on the new Roaming regulation:
- Guidelines on the application of Article 3 of the Roaming Regulation - Wholesale Roaming Access and
- Roaming Regulation - Choice of the Decoupling Method - A consultation to assist BEREC in preparing advice to the Commission on its forthcoming Implementing Act.
The consultation will be closed on 10 August 2012.
Further information on the consultations can be found on BEREC website (http://www.erg.eu.int/documents/cons/index_en.htm)