The European Electronic Communications Code Directive

EU actions in the electronic communications field have led to greater consumer choice, falling phone bills and higher standards of service. The main laws and actions related to electronic communications are:  

The European Electronic Communications Code Directive's main provisions are: 

  • clear rules: the same rules will apply all over Europe;
  • higher quality of services: the Code will foster competition for investments, in particular in very high capacity networks such as 5G networks, meaning higher connection speeds and better coverage;
  • consumer protection: the Code will benefit and protect consumers, irrespective of whether end-users communicate through traditional means such as calls and SMS, or web-based services;
  • equality of treatmentof all players in the telecom services sector: whether traditional or web-based, the Code will clarify the definition of electronic communication services.

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