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Draft ERG/IRG Work Programme 2007 for consultation Antonio De Tommaso AGCOM ERG/IRG Madeira Plenary debriefing - Bruxelles, 12 October 2006 -. 2007 Work Programme headlines. Focus on a few priority areas, carefully targeted to meet ERG aims (Art. 3 ERG Decision)

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2007 work programme headlines

Draft ERG/IRGWork Programme 2007for consultationAntonio De TommasoAGCOMERG/IRG Madeira Plenary debriefing - Bruxelles, 12 October 2006 -


2007 work programme headlines

2007 Work Programme headlines

Focus on a few priority areas, carefully targeted to meet ERG aims (Art. 3 ERG Decision)

Three priority areas identified:

  • Regulatory Challenges: to be at the forefront of the evolutions of regulatory framework;

  • Harmonization: to boost harmonisation among ERG members and effectively contribute to internal market;

  • Innovation: to address new issues driven by technology development.

    Leave some spare capacity to address contingency issues and, in case, add items


1 regulatory challenges

1. Regulatory challenges

Next year(s) regulatory agenda:

Framework Review

1Q 2007:Commission’s Communication reporting on the public consultation

1Q 2007:Commission’s final proposed legislation

2007-2009: Political debate at EU Council and Parliament

2009-2010:Entry into force of new Regulatory Framework

International Roaming regulation:

3Q 2007:Final Regulation

Universal Service:

2Q 2007(?): Commission’s Green Paper


1 regulatory challenges1

1. Regulatory challenges

  • Regulatory agenda will provide inputs for years to come

  • Draft 2007 WP envisages following lines of action:

  • response to proposed legislation on ECF

  • analysis of implications of new ECF

  • functioning of art. 7 process

  • response to proposed review of Ec Rec. on relevant markets/analysis of implementation

  • opinion on proposal for US review

  • analysis of implementation of IR Regulation

  • Timing of regulatory processes will dictate the response and the deliverables of ERG/IRG


2 improving harmonisation

2.Improving harmonisation

2007 will be crucial for ERG to progress on greater harmonisation

WP 2007 delivery will build on harmonisation strategy

Provide guidance for harmonisation

2007 WP

Identify priority issue

NRAs commit to take into utmost account guidance and provide reasoned decisions

Processess and organisation

Practical means to strenghten cooperation between NRAs (centres of knowledge and information sharing)

Organisational arrangements to improve level and organisation of resources and processes


2 improving harmonisation1

2.Improving harmonisation

Identify priority areas:

Develop guidance for harmonisation:

  • wholesale broadband access

  • VoIP

  • LLU implementation rules

  • mobile termination

  • fixed termination

  • regulatory accounting systems

  • transparency, consumers information

  • Analysis and evaluation of different regulation in place across EU members

  • Develop complementary Common Positions identifying best practices for remedies


3 innovation

3.Innovation

Here and now, technology innovation is changing market patterns and regulatory needs:

2007 WP will address two major issues:

  • NGN development (building on 2006 investigation and focusing on regulatory impacts)

  • Convergence (access to networks, access to contents, bundling of services)


Communication and job organisation

Communication and job organisation

2007 Chair will follow closely established good practices, both for WP delivery and for external communication:

  • Project Teams approach

  • maximum transparency and consultation

  • ad hoc hearing on major topics

  • prompt information about initiatives taken (Plenary debriefing, press releases and periodical meetings)

  • continuous contacts with stakeholders


Next steps

Next steps

  • 13 October:start public consultation WP 2007

  • 7 November:public hearing, Brussels

  • 13 November:end public consultation WP 2007

  • 8 December:final approval and publication


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