The European Electronic Communications Code ("EECC") aims to further harmonise the European telecommunications market, whilst laying a strong foundation for the EU digital economy.
The new definition of ‘electronic communications services’ in the EECC includes OTT service providers (eg, interpersonal communication services such as instant messaging applications, internet phone calls and personal messaging provided via social media) and extends some telecoms regulatory requirements to OTT services for the first time, providing further protection to end-users.
Our Cracking the Code Series highlights key obligations introduced under the EECC and national legislation transposing the EECC in Ireland.
Cracking The Code #1: New Security and Outage Reporting Obligations for Internet-Based Providers
This Insight focuses on Article 40 EECC, and highlights the potential for it to be hugely burdensome for ICS providers when they experience EU-wide security and/or outage incidents. Click image below to read the full article.
Cracking the Code #2: New Customer Contract Obligations
This Insight focuses on Article 102 of the EECC and focuses on the upcoming obligations in relation to the sign-up of new customers. Click image below to read the full article.
Cracking the Code #3: Ongoing Obligations
This Insight focuses on Articles 105 of the EECC and the post-contractual obligations of ECS providers. Click image below to read the full article.
Cracking the Code #4: Ireland Paves the Way for Delayed Transposition of the EECC in 2022
This Insight provides a summary of recently published draft Irish legislation transposing the EECC.
Cracking the Code #5: Overview of Major Irish Telecommunications Law Changes Ahead
In this Insight we share some views from the telecoms industry and discuss how telcos can prepare for the transposition of the EECC.
Cracking the Code #6: Quick Guide to Telecoms Licensing in Ireland
This Insight provides a guide to obtaining a General Authorisation to provide telecommunications services in Ireland.
Cracking the Code #7: Overview of the Communications Regulation Bill 2022
This Insight provides an overview of the Communications Regulation Bill 2022, which will reform Ireland's telecommunications regulatory enforcement regime.
Cracking the Code #8: Guide to Key Upcoming Legislative Developments for Telecommunications and Digital Businesses in Ireland
This guide provides a timeline and summary of important upcoming legislative changes for telecommunications and online businesses operating in and from Ireland. It is targeted at business and legal teams that want a digestible summary to keep abreast of the latest developments in the telecommunications and digital sectors.