BEREC Chair Johannes Gungl will present the outcomes of the latest plenary meetings at the public debriefing in Brussels on 12 December 2018. He invites all interested parties to attend in person or online via live stream and to ask questions
“Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet Community Interest Company” is one of the five winners of the European Broadband Awards 2018. The project gained start-up capital from the local community and provides 1 Gbps broadband to a small region. Any profits generated by the broadband services are reinvested. This project is an excellent example in its pursuit of future-proof technology solutions.
In the light of new and ambitious tasks assigned by the legislator, today the BEREC members at the 37th plenary meetings in Prague elected the BEREC Chair for 2020 and Vice-Chairs for 2019.
This brochure features the winning projects from the 2018 European Broadband Awards, which recognise innovative ways of achieving the Gigabit Society objectives. In order to support the development of more such projects across the EU, this brochure showcases these projects’ good practices in: innovative models of financing, business and investment; cost reduction and co-investment in a future-proof infrastructure; territorial cohesion in rural and remote areas; socio-economic impact and affordability; and openness and competition.
At the ICT 2018 event in Vienna, representatives of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. They have committed to working together towards the creation of a secure and trustworthy 5G communication network in Europe.
During yesterday’s Transport Council meeting, Ministers reached agreement on various key proposals, including a number of Mobility Package procedures. Conclusions on inland waterway transport were also adopted. Links to press releases which include the key elements agreed by Ministers are available below.
New EU telecoms rules to promote the rapid roll-out of 5G and other next generation network technologies throughout Europe, spur cutting-edge innovation and strengthen consumer protection in the area of electronic communications were adopted by the Council today. The two pieces of legislation – the European Electronic Communications Code and a revised remit for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC) – also include a life-saving public warning system and price caps for intra-EU calls and text messages.