Telecoms reform to bolster better and faster connectivity across EU approved by member states


The swift and extensive roll-out of 5G and other next-generation technologies throughout Europe, stronger consumer protection and a capped rate for international calls within the EU – all these are covered by the comprehensive set of new rules for the electronic communications sector that EU countries' ambassadors approved today on behalf of the Council. A provisional agreement on the 'European Electronic Communications Code' and on a revised remit for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC) was reached with the European Parliament on 5 June 2018.

"This reform will frame the development of the electronic communications sector for the next ten years and beyond. I am confident that it will stimulate healthy competition and increased investment in 5G and fibre networks, so that every citizen and business in the EU can enjoy very high quality connectivity and an increasing choice of innovative digital services."

Ivaylo Moskovski, Bulgarian Minister for Transport, Information Technology and Communications

Read the full press release on the website of the Council of the European Union.


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