HAKOM hosted several international meetings important for the electronic communications market
ZAGREB, 1 October 2021 — In the period from 29 September to 1 October 2021 the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) hosted a Four-lateral summit, whose participants were BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications), EaPe Reg (Eastern Partnership Regulators for Electronic Communications), EMERG (European-Mediterranean Group of Regulators) and REGULATEL ( the Latin American Umbrella Regulatory Authority). At the same time, the 48 th plenary BEREC meeting (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) and the IRG General Assembly was held in Dubrovnik. A series of bilateral meetings of the aforementioned organisations, as well as national regulators for the electronic communications, took place on the side-lines of the meetings. The meetings were held in a hybrid form, in accordance with the prescribed epidemiological measures and restrictions
The summit focused on sharing experiences on the challenges that countries are facing in today's world, which is increasingly interconnected world. However, due to Corvid -19 pandemic, the world has faced a growing demand for stable and high-quality internet access, making connectivity one of the top priorities in many countries. The meeting presented all activities undertaken worldwide by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the European Commission presented its digital decade programming policy, highlighting the digital principles and a need for future national strategic plans to achieve digital targets at the national level. Participants in the meeting discussed topics aimed at addressing the main challenges by ensuring connectivity in the digital world while discussing how to address these challenges through a regulatory cooperation. The result of the summit is the Declaration on Connectivity and Cooperation in the Digital World.
The topics of BEREC's plenary meetings were related to current issues in the electronic communications market, such as sustainability, open internet, roaming and DMA issues, and other topics related to the European regulatory framework for the electronic communications and the objectives of digital transformation of society. Much of the discussion was dedicated to the proposal of BEREC's 2022 Work Programme which was adopted to carry out public discussion, namely planned projects (more than 70), showing the scope of BEREC's planned activities in the following year. Also, elections were held for the 2023 BEREC chairmanship and 2022 vice-chairmanship.
The IRG- Rail General Assembly was held the last day. More information on other documents adopted for publication at the plenary meeting, only for the BEREC members or public discussion, can be found via the following link, while more information on the new 2023 BEREC chairmanship can be seen on the link.
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Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)
- Roberta Frangeša-Mihanovića 9 Street
- 10110 Zagreb, Croatia
- Tel. + 385 (0) 1 700 70 07
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HAKOM - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary expertise in market regulation.