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Frode Sørensen
European net neutrality is at the beginning of a new era. Through the net neutrality Regulation adopted in 2015, and corresponding net neutrality Guidelines issued in 2016, a new foundation for protection of the open Internet in Europe is established. The regulatory monitoring of net neutrality at the national level, as prescribed by the Regulation, should be the guarantee for a neutral Internet for European citizens and businesses.
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The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has today published its Guidelines to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on the implementation of the new net neutrality. BEREC’s mandate to produce the Guidelines stems from the Telecoms Single Market Regulation on open internet access. The Guidelines provide guidance for NRAs to take into account when implementing the rules and assessing specific cases.
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Today BEREC launches its draft European net neutrality guidelines, and over a period of six weeks’ public consultation, stakeholders are invited to provide their comments. BEREC will then, after having taken the feedback into account, finalize the guidelines by 30 August. This short paper presents some of the core questions which the guidelines seek to answer.
Frode Sørensen
In 2015 we experienced a great breakthrough in the net neutrality developments in Europe. Late November, European net neutrality rules were published in the Official Journal, after a long and winding legislative process. Furthermore, BEREC is now tasked to develop guidelines for the implementation of these rules, and an initial step of this work is taking place today.
Frode Sørensen 2
The Internet has proven to be a unique platform for innovation and economic growth and provides unprecedented opportunities for communication between people. Very few wish to return to the era before the Internet. For this reason, authorities are working to achieve net neutrality, with a view to preserve an open Internet. In this article we consider the relationship between net neutrality and traffic handling, followed by net neutrality and charging models.
Frode Sørensen 2
Net neutrality is currently a "hot" topic in the regulation of electronic communications. In many countries, such regulation is the subject of intense debate, both within the industry as well as among the politicians, while other countries have already implemented regulation of net neutrality. However, the regulatory model that has been chosen in different countries varies widely. This article compares some typical models that have been used in European countries.
Frode Sørensen
Specialised services are a main topic in the important debate about net neutrality in Europe. Yet how are we to understand this concept? What does it mean in practice? Which specific services does it refer to? While looking for answers to these questions, we get to the very core of the discussion: how specialised services relate to the Internet.
Frode Sørensen
Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) congratulates Europe with a step in the right direction regarding protection of net neutrality for users of the Internet. The vote in the European Parliament Thursday 3 April 2014 showed a great enthusiasm for the open Internet, and so did many of the activities influencing the political process prior to the decision in the Parliament.
Frode Sørensen 2
This is a burning question of the day, both in Norway and abroad. The debate in the US is naturally best known, and is often linked to the question of net neutrality. But Netflix is a hot potato in Norway too. It may be useful to clarify further the concepts related to net neutrality.
Frode Sørensen 2
This year, the net neutrality debate has been raised to a higher level. It has not gone unnoticed that the European Commission has proposed a new Regulation on European single market for electronic communications which may mean "ratification" of net neutrality. The political process is moving ahead at full speed to handle the proposal through to its final destiny, says Frode Sørensen, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Post and Telecommunication Authority (NPT) in this article.