“We want the industry to have predictability for their investments”, said BEREC Chair 2018 Johannes Gungl at the European 5G Conference 2018 held in Brussels today. An expert panel amongst Gungl discussed a roadmap for 5G and the delivery of a European Gigabit Society.
On 31 January in Brussels, BEREC Chair 2018 Mr. Johannes Gungl participated in the ETNO-MLex Regulatory Summit 2018 “Lost in regulation: towards a new telecom world” where he was interviewed by the Chairman of MLex Mr. Robert McLeod.
While the EU’s goal for 2020 is to ensure that all Europeans should have access to Internet speeds above 30 Mbit/s and at least 50% or more of European households subscribed to internet access above 100 Mbit/s, many countries still face difficulties meeting the increasing demand from users and local authorities for a mobile connectivity available in rural areas and in constrained areas (indoor locations, subways, tunnels, hot spots…).
The public debriefing of 13 December 2017 in Brussels was the occasion for the BEREC Chair 2017 to come back on the work done by BEREC in 2017 that was marked by important work on Net neutrality, mobile and roaming issues and the framework review, and present the work programme for next year.
On 13 December 2017, in Brussels, BEREC will hold a public debriefing to give an overview of the outcomes of the 33rd plenary meetings of 7-8 December in Copenhagen, Denmark. The BEREC Chair Sébastien Soriano will, on this occasion, come back on the work done by BEREC in 2017.
On 28 November 2017 in Brussels BEREC Chair 2017 Sebastien Soriano and the incoming BEREC Chair 2018 Johannes Gungl gave keynote speeches at the ECTA Regulatory Conference 2017 to underline BEREC’s position in the context of the new Electronics Communications Code, specify important ongoing works and draw attention to the future priorities.
On 18 October in Brussels BEREC will hold its 5th Stakeholder forum where stakeholders from telecoms and digital environments will gather to exchange views on topics which appear crucial for the future of these environments, in particular in a context of intense legislative debate on the regulatory framework review.