If you would like to quote the article "Welcome to the Regulators Group Website" copy and paste the following text:Published: 09.06.2008
We are a network of independent European telecom regulators. The IRG was established in 1997 as a group of European National Telecommunications Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to share experiences and points of views among its members on important issues relating to the regulation and development of the European telecommunications market at the beginning of the liberalisation of the markets with the 1998 so-called ONP (Open Network Provision) framework.
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the Office were established by the Regulation (EC) No. 1211/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009. BEREC is comprised of a Board of Regulators consisting of Heads of 27 national regulatory authorities (NRAs). The EU Commission, EFTA States (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and three EU candidate States (Turkey, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) participate as observers to the Board of Regulators. BEREC is the successor of ERG with an enhanced role in the new regulatory framework.
Vacancy notices for positions within the Office of BEREC are published here.
New IRG Head of Secretariat
Following the conclusion of the selection process for a new Head of the IRG Secretariat, Mrs. Delphine Bernet-Travert has been appointed to this position, effective November, 5th. 2012.
Mrs. Bernet-Travert previous professional assignments include working as:
- a Brussels-based lobbyist with Project management skills and,
- an expert in EU / Public & Governement Affairs incl. communication (10 years)
Mrs. Bernet-Travert is also experienced in the private and public sectors, trade associations, consultancy, and specific expertise in various sectorial policies of the EU (Regional/Interregional cooperation, Agriculture, Telecoms, External Relations and Development, EU Industrial Policy, EU 2020).
IRG members welcome her appointment to this position.
BEREC publishes its input and opinion on Universal Service (25 April 2012)
BEREC has submitted its Input and Opinion on Universal Service Communication of the Commission
IRG & Florence School of Regulation Workshop on broadband promotion
On Wednesday 16 November, IRG and the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) held a workshop on broadband promotion. Presentations were given by representatives of both FSR and IRG, but also of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the OECD. The workshop marked the publication of the FSR study on Broadband Promotion, that was undertaken by FSR on behalf of IRG.
IRG hopes that the report helps to increase the knowledge of what is needed to stimulate the uptake of broadband in the EU.
The presentations that were made during the workshop and the FSR study report are available on this website under 'Broadband' in the 'Topics' section accessible from the left-hand side menu.
BEREC plenary meeting (26-27 May 2011)
BEREC held its 7th meeting in Porto 26th to 27th May 2011. After the meeting the following documents have been published:
BoR (11) 19 BEREC Annual report
BoR (11) 20 BEREC Monitoring report on Broadband Common Positions
BoR (11) 20 Annex 1
BoR (11) 20 Annex 2
BoR (11) 20 Annex 3
BoR (11) 21 BEREC 7th Roaming Benchmark Data Report
BoR (11) 22 BEREC Roaming Compliance Report
BoR (11) 23 Rules of Procedure
BoR (11) 25 BEREC report on Brodband commercialization
BoR (11) 26 BEREC-RSPG report on spectrum sharing
BoR (11) 27 MTR Benchmark snapshot (Jan 2011)
The public debriefing after the meeting was held in Brussels on 1st June 2011, please find the presentation of the BEREC Chair and a press release .
BEREC plenary meeting (24-25 February 2011)
BEREC held its sixth meeting in Riga 24th to 25th February 2011. After the meeting the following documents have been published:
BoR (10) 44 Rev1 BEREC Guidance on Functional Separation
BoR (10) 44 Rev1b BEREC Guidance on FS Annex
BoR (10) 44 Rev1c BEREC Guidance on FS Consultation Report
BoR (10) 46 Rev1 BEREC report on market definition for business services
BoR (10) 46 Rev1b BEREC report on market definition for business services Consultation Report
BoR (10) 47 Rev1 BEREC report on accessibility
BoR (10) 47 Rev1b BEREC report on accessibility Consultation Report
BoR (10) 62 Rev1 BEREC report on cross border issues
BoR (10) 62 Rev1b BEREC report on cross border issues Consultation Report
BoR (11) 07 BEREC RSPG Transitional issues
BoR (11) 08 BEREC roaming alternative tariffs
BoR (11) 09 BEREC response to roaming consultation
The public debriefing after the meeting was held in Brussels on 7th March 2011, please find the presentation of the BEREC Chair.
BEREC Office Seat Agreement (25 February 2011)
The Latvian Government and BEREC signed the BEREC Office Seat Agreement see the Press Release
Fifth BEREC meeting (10 December 2010)
BEREC held its fifth meeting in Bruges 2nd to 3rd December 2010. After the meeting the following documents have been published:
BoR (10) 58 BEREC Report on International Mobile Roaming Regulation
BoR (10) 43 Rev1 BEREC Work Programme 2011
BoR (10) 43 Rev1b Consultation report on BEREC WP 2011
BoR (10) 64 BEREC report on bundled offers
BoR (10) 65 BEREC report on convergent services
MC (10) 26 Decision AM appraisal
MC (10) 27 Decision implementing rules staff regulations
BoR (10) 62 Draft BEREC report cross border issues (for public consultation until 13 January 2011)
The public debriefing after the fifth BEREC meeting was held in Brussels on 9 December 2010, please find the presentation of the BEREC Chair.
IRG Press Release (6 December 2010)
Following the IRG General Assembly held on 2 December 2010 in Bruges, this Press Release was published.
BEREC Press Release (6 December 2010)
Following the BEREC Plenary Meeting held on 2-3 December 2010 in Bruges, this Press Release was published.
Fourth BEREC meeting (08 October 2010)
BEREC held its fourth meeting in Amsterdam 30th September to 1st October 2010. After the meeting the following documents have been published:
BoR (10) 27 Rev1 BEREC procedures for public consultations held by BEREC
BoR (10) 27 Rev1b BEREC Report on the consultation draft BEREC procedures for public consultations
BoR (10) 34 Rev1 BEREC report on best practices to facilitate consumer switching
BoR (10) 34 Rev1b BEREC report of the consultation on the best practices to facilitate switching
BoR (10) 42 BEREC Response to the European Commission‟s consultation on the open Internet and net neutrality in Europe
BoR (10) 45 MTR Benchmark snapshot (as of July 2010)
BoR (10) 48 BEREC Report Regulatory Accounting in Practice 2010
BoR (10) 50 International Roaming BEREC Benchmark Data Report for January 2010 - June 2010
MC (10) 39 BEREC-Office Work Programme 2011
MC (10) 45 OLAF Anti-fraud interinstitutional agreement
MC (10) 46 Internal investigations anti-fraud OLAF
Draft Work Programme 2011 BEREC Board of Regulators (public consultation until 5 November)
Draft BEREC Guidance on functional separation under Articles 13a and 13b of the revised Access Directive and national experiences (public consultation until 19 November)
Draft BEREC report on relevant market definition for business services (public consultation until 19 November)
Electronic communications services: Ensuring equivalence in access and choice for disabled end-users (public consulatation until 26 November)
The public debriefing after the fourth BEREC meeting was held in Brussels on 8 October 2010, please find the presentation of the BEREC Chair.