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Current general legal framework
The European Commission’s publication in 1987 of the Green Paper on the Development of the Common Market for Telecommunications Services and Equipment marked the start of the process of liberalisation of the telecommunications sector. The process continued with the gradual introduction of a legal framework for telecommunications comprising five main directives: the ‘Framework’, ‘Access’, ‘Authorisation’, ‘Universal Service’ and ‘Privacy’ Directives. In 2009, the Commission revised the ‘Telecoms Package’ by adopting the ‘Better Regulation’ and ‘Citizens’ Rights’ Directives and setting up the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
- The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)
- Regulatory framework for electronic communications
- Authorisation of electronic communications networks and services
- Universal service and users' rights
- Access to electronic communications networks
- Data protection in the electronic communications sector
- Selection and authorisation of systems providing mobile satellite services
- Competition in the markets in telecommunications terminals
- Competition in the markets for electronic communications networks and services
- Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment
- Markets in telecommunications services and information: competition in the markets in telecommunications terminal equipment
- Legislation in force, Information Society and Media Directorate-General