Romania opens broadband netwo…

Romania opens broadband networks to competition

30/03/2016
Law transposes European broadband regulation

The Romanian government has approved a draft law aiming to reduce the cost of broadband communication infrastructure. For example, the bill sets tariffs that give competitors access to physical telecommunications infrastructure. The law also defines a single point of information, to be managed by the Agency for Digital Agenda of Romania.

The draft law transposes Directive 2014/61/EU on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks. The law gives communication service providers access to the location, route, type and use of ICT networks. Access charges will be defined by the country’s Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM).

The central information point will be up and running as of 1 January 2017, the government said in an announcement. The Agency for Digital Agenda of Romania, part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Society, will also provide information on ongoing and planned telecom network construction.

 

More information:

Announcement of the draft law (in Romanian)

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