The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has assigned spectrum in the 900 MHz band by auction. Telia Norge AS and Telenor Norge AS won the vacant spectrum and the total revenue amounts to NOK 790 236 240.
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has established a cooperation agreement with the Polish sister authority Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej (Office of Electronic Communications) (UKE). The aim is to support the government's strategy for cooperation with Poland, and to ensure Nkom access to UKE's expertise and experience.
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.
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.
The Nordic regulators for electronic communications prepared a common position on the Digital Single Market Strategy in August last year. Now the Nordic NRAs have agreed on some additional key regulatory issues and sent their views to the Commission.
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.
Director General of the Norwegian Communications Authority Torstein Olsen has recently returned from a visit to the Polish Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) at the invitation of the President of UKE Magdalena Gaj. The purpose of the visit was to initiate collaboration in selected areas.