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New EU telecom rules: latest actions in time for transposition deadline

21 December marked the deadline for Member States to transpose the new EU telecom rules into national law. The European Electronic Communications Code, which entered into force in December 2018, modernises the European regulatory framework for electronic communications, to enhance consumer's choices and rights, ensure higher standards of communication services, as well as boost investment for more connectivity and more digital innovation.

Commission blocks Swedish regulation of fibre networks, requesting detailed analysis of geographic markets

Following a two-month in-depth investigation, the European Commission issued a veto decision today, blocking Swedish regulator, PTS, from adopting its market review decision. With this decision, the Commission objects to PTS’s finding of a national market for wholesale local access to fibre networks, concluded by PTS despite very significant variations in competitive conditions across Sweden.

Contract summary for consumers of electronic communication services in the EU

The European Commission has today adopted an implementing regulation establishing a template for the contract summary that electronic communications services operators should provide to consumers in the EU. The providers of these services, such as telephony, messaging or internet, will need to give to the consumers a summary of the contract before the conclusion of a contract. The summary will include the main conditions of the contract, such as information on price, services and internet speed. The summary will be required as of 21 December 2020.