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Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (Recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I FRAMEWORK (GENERAL RULES FOR THE ORGANISATION OF THE SECTOR)

    1. TITLE I SCOPE, AIM AND OBJECTIVES, DEFINITIONS

      1. CHAPTER I Subject matter, aim and definitions

        1. Article 1.Subject matter, scope and aims

        2. Article 2.Definitions

      2. CHAPTER II Objectives

        1. Article 3.General objectives

        2. Article 4.Strategic planning and coordination of radio spectrum policy

    2. TITLE II INSTITUTIONAL SET-UP AND GOVERNANCE

      1. CHAPTER I National regulatory and other competent authorities

        1. Article 5.National regulatory and other competent authorities

        2. Article 6.Independence of national regulatory and other competent authorities

        3. Article 7.Appointment and dismissal of members of national regulatory authorities

        4. Article 8.Political independence and accountability of the national regulatory authorities

        5. Article 9.Regulatory capacity of national regulatory authorities

        6. Article 10.Participation of national regulatory authorities in BEREC

        7. Article 11.Cooperation with national authorities

      2. CHAPTER II General authorisation

        1. Section 1 General part

          1. Article 12.General authorisation of electronic communications networks and services

          2. Article 13.Conditions attached to the general authorisation and to the rights of use for radio spectrum and for numbering resources, and specific obligations

          3. Article 14.Declarations to facilitate the exercise of rights to install facilities and rights of interconnection

        2. Section 2 General authorisation rights and obligations

          1. Article 15.Minimum list of rights derived from the general authorisation

          2. Article 16.Administrative charges

          3. Article 17.Accounting separation and financial reports

        3. Section 3 Amendment and withdrawal

          1. Article 18.Amendment of rights and obligations

          2. Article 19.Restriction or withdrawal of rights

      3. CHAPTER III Provision of information, surveys and consultation mechanism

        1. Article 20.Information request to undertakings

        2. Article 21.Information required with regard to the general authorisation, rights of use and specific obligations

        3. Article 22.Geographical surveys of network deployments

        4. Article 23.Consultation and transparency mechanism

        5. Article 24.Consultation of interested parties

        6. Article 25.Out-of-court dispute resolution

        7. Article 26.Dispute resolution between undertakings

        8. Article 27.Resolution of cross-border disputes

        9. Article 28.Radio Spectrum Coordination among Member States

    3. TITLE III IMPLEMENTATION

      1. Article 29.Penalties

      2. Article 30.Compliance with the conditions of the general authorisation or of rights of use for radio spectrum and for numbering resources and compliance with specific obligations

      3. Article 31.Right of appeal

    4. TITLE IV INTERNAL MARKET PROCEDURES

      1. CHAPTER I

        1. Article 32.Consolidating the internal market for electronic communications

        2. Article 33.Procedure for the consistent application of remedies

        3. Article 34.Implementing provisions

      2. CHAPTER II Consistent radio spectrum assignment

        1. Article 35.Peer review process

        2. Article 36.Harmonised assignment of radio spectrum

        3. Article 37.Joint authorisation process to grant individual rights of use for radio spectrum

      3. CHAPTER III Harmonisation procedures

        1. Article 38.Harmonisation procedures

        2. Article 39.Standardisation

    5. TITLE V SECURITY

      1. Article 40.Security of networks and services

      2. Article 41.Implementation and enforcement

  3. PART II NETWORKS

    1. TITLE I MARKET ENTRY AND DEPLOYMENT

      1. CHAPTER I Fees

        1. Article 42.Fees for rights of use for radio spectrum and rights to install facilities

      2. CHAPTER II Access to land

        1. Article 43.Rights of way

        2. Article 44.Co-location and sharing of network elements and associated facilities for providers of electronic communications networks

      3. CHAPTER III Access to radio spectrum

        1. Section 1 Authorisations

          1. Article 45.Management of radio spectrum

          2. Article 46.Authorisation of the use of radio spectrum

          3. Article 47.Conditions attached to individual rights of use for radio spectrum

        2. Section 2 Rights of use

          1. Article 48.Granting of individual rights of use for radio spectrum

          2. Article 49.Duration of rights

          3. Article 50.Renewal of individual rights of use for harmonised radio spectrum

          4. Article 51.Transfer or lease of individual rights of use for radio spectrum

          5. Article 52.Competition

        3. Section 3 Procedures

          1. Article 53.Coordinated timing of assignments

          2. Article 54.Coordinated timing of assignments for specific 5G bands

          3. Article 55.Procedure for limiting the number of rights of use to be granted for radio spectrum

      4. CHAPTER IV Deployment and use of wireless network equipment

        1. Article 56.Access to radio local area networks

        2. Article 57.Deployment and operation of small-area wireless access points

        3. Article 58.Technical regulations on electromagnetic fields

    2. TITLE II ACCESS

      1. CHAPTER I General provisions, access principles

        1. Article 59.General framework for access and interconnection

        2. Article 60.Rights and obligations of undertakings

      2. CHAPTER II Access and interconnection

        1. Article 61.Powers and responsibilities of the national regulatory and other competent authorities with regard to access and interconnection

        2. Article 62.Conditional access systems and other facilities

      3. CHAPTER III Market analysis and significant market power

        1. Article 63.Undertakings with significant market power

        2. Article 64.Procedure for the identification and definition of markets

        3. Article 65.Procedure for the identification of transnational markets

        4. Article 66.Procedure for the identification of transnational demand

        5. Article 67.Market analysis procedure

      4. CHAPTER IV Access remedies imposed on undertakings with significant market power

        1. Article 68.Imposition, amendment or withdrawal of obligations

        2. Article 69.Obligation of transparency

        3. Article 70.Obligations of non-discrimination

        4. Article 71.Obligation of accounting separation

        5. Article 72.Access to civil engineering

        6. Article 73.Obligations of access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities

        7. Article 74.Price control and cost accounting obligations

        8. Article 75.Termination rates

        9. Article 76.Regulatory treatment of new very high capacity network elements

        10. Article 77.Functional separation

        11. Article 78.Voluntary separation by a vertically integrated undertaking

        12. Article 79.Commitments procedure

        13. Article 80.Wholesale-only undertakings

        14. Article 81.Migration from legacy infrastructure

        15. Article 82.BEREC guidelines on very high capacity networks

      5. CHAPTER V Regulatory control of retail services

        1. Article 83.Regulatory control of retail services

  4. PART III SERVICES

    1. TITLE I UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATIONS

      1. Article 84.Affordable universal service

      2. Article 85.Provision of affordable universal service

      3. Article 86.Availability of universal service

      4. Article 87.Status of the existing universal service

      5. Article 88.Control of expenditure

      6. Article 89.Cost of universal service obligations

      7. Article 90.Financing of universal service obligations

      8. Article 91.Transparency

      9. Article 92.Additional mandatory services

    2. TITLE II NUMBERING RESOURCES

      1. Article 93.Numbering resources

      2. Article 94.Procedure for granting of rights of use for numbering resources

      3. Article 95.Fees for rights of use for numbering resources

      4. Article 96.Missing children and child helpline hotlines

      5. Article 97.Access to numbers and services

    3. TITLE III END-USER RIGHTS

      1. Article 98.Exemption of certain microenterprises

      2. Article 99.Non-discrimination

      3. Article 100.Fundamental rights safeguard

      4. Article 101.Level of harmonisation

      5. Article 102.Information requirements for contracts

      6. Article 103.Transparency, comparison of offers and publication of information

      7. Article 104.Quality of service related to internet access services and publicly available interpersonal communications services

      8. Article 105.Contract duration and termination

      9. Article 106.Provider switching and number portability

      10. Article 107.Bundled offers

      11. Article 108.Availability of services

      12. Article 109.Emergency communications and the single European emergency number

      13. Article 110.Public warning system

      14. Article 111.Equivalent access and choice for end-users with disabilities

      15. Article 112.Directory enquiry services

      16. Article 113.Interoperability of car radio and consumer radio receivers and consumer digital television equipment

      17. Article 114.‘Must carry’ obligations

      18. Article 115.Provision of additional facilities

      19. Article 116.Adaptation of annexes

  5. PART IV FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 117.Exercise of the delegation

    2. Article 118.Committee

    3. Article 119.Exchange of information

    4. Article 120.Publication of information

    5. Article 121.Notification and monitoring

    6. Article 122.Review procedures

    7. Article 123.Specific review procedure on end-user rights

    8. Article 124.Transposition

    9. Article 125.Repeal

    10. Article 126.Entry into force

    11. Article 127.Addressees

  6. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      LIST OF CONDITIONS WHICH MAY BE ATTACHED TO GENERAL AUTHORISATIONS, RIGHTS OF USE FOR RADIO SPECTRUM AND RIGHTS OF USE FOR NUMBERING RESOURCES

      1. This Annex provides for the maximum list of conditions which...

      2. A. General conditions which may be attached to a general authorisation...

      3. B. Specific conditions which may be attached to a general authorisation...

      4. C. Specific conditions which may be attached to a general authorisation...

      5. D. Conditions which may be attached to rights of use for...

      6. E. Conditions which may be attached to rights of use for...

    2. ANNEX II

      CONDITIONS FOR ACCESS TO DIGITAL TELEVISION AND RADIO SERVICES BROADCAST TO VIEWERS AND LISTENERS IN THE UNION

      1. Part I Conditions for conditional access systems to be applied in accordance with Article 62(1)

      2. Part II Other facilities to which conditions may be applied under point (D) of Article 61(2)

    3. ANNEX III

      CRITERIA FOR THE DETERMINATION OF WHOLESALE VOICE TERMINATION RATES

      1. Principles, criteria and parameters for the determination of rates for...

      2. rates shall be based on the recovery of costs incurred...

    4. ANNEX IV

      CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING CO-INVESTMENT OFFERS

      1. When assessing a co-investment offer pursuant to Article 76(1), the national...

      2. The co-investment offer shall be open to any undertaking over...

    5. ANNEX V

      MINIMUM SET OF SERVICES WHICH THE ADEQUATE BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 84(3) SHALL BE CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING

      1. E-mail search engines enabling search and finding of all type...

    6. ANNEX VI

      DESCRIPTION OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 88 (CONTROL OF EXPENDITURE), ARTICLE 115 (ADDITIONAL FACILITIES) AND ARTICLE 106 (PROVIDER SWITCHING AND NUMBER PORTABILITY)

      1. Part A Facilities and services referred to in Articles 88 and 115

      2. Part B Facilities referred to in Article 115

      3. Part C Implementation of the number portability provisions referred to in Article 106

    7. ANNEX VII

      CALCULATING THE NET COST, IF ANY, OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATIONS AND ESTABLISHING ANY COMPENSATION OR SHARING MECHANISM IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLES 89 AND 90

      1. Part A Calculation of net cost

      2. Part B Compensation of net costs of universal service obligations

    8. ANNEX VIII

      INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS TO BE PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 102 (INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRACTS)

      1. Information requirements for providers of publicly available electronic communications services...

    9. ANNEX IX

      INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 103 (TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLICATION OF INFORMATION)

      1. The competent authority in coordination, where relevant, with the national...

      2. 1. Contact details of the undertaking

      3. 2. Description of the services offered

      4. 2.1. Scope of the services offered and the main characteristics of...

      5. 2.2. Tariffs of the services offered, including information on communications volumes...

      6. 2.3. After-sales, maintenance and customer assistance services offered and their contact...

      7. 2.4. Standard contract conditions, including contract duration, charges due on early...

      8. 2.5. If the undertaking is a provider of number-based interpersonal communications...

      9. 2.6. Details of products and services, including any functions, practices, policies...

      10. 3. Dispute resolution mechanisms, including those developed by the undertaking.

    10. ANNEX X

      QUALITY OF SERVICE PARAMETERS

      1. Quality-of-Service Parameters, Definitions and Measurement Methods referred to in Article 104...

      2. Version number of ETSI EG 202 057-1 is 1.3.1 (July 2008)

      3. Note 1

      4. Note 2

    11. ANNEX XI

      INTEROPERABILITY OF CAR RADIO RECEIVERS AND CONSUMER DIGITAL TELEVISION EQUIPMENT REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 113

      1. 1. Common scrambling algorithm and free-to-air reception

      2. 2. Interoperability for digital television sets

      3. 3. Interoperability for car radio receivers

    12. ANNEX XII

      1. Part A Repealed Directives with list of the successive amendments thereto

      2. Part B Time-limits for transposition into national law and dates of application

    13. ANNEX XIII

      CORRELATION TABLE

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