Public consultation for the Common Position on monitoring mobile coverage

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In 2017, BEREC conducted a public consultation on a preliminary report in view of a common position on monitoring mobile coverage. This report aimed at facilitating a common understanding through better defining key concepts, baselines and accessibility of information; and fostering a consistent approach on how mobile coverage information can be made available and understandable among NRAs and to the public throughout Europe.

Following on from last year’s work and taking into account the comments received from the 2017 public consultation, BEREC continued its initial work with the aim of establishing a set of future-looking common positions.

This present public consultation is now seeking stakeholders’ views regarding the draft common position on monitoring mobile coverage set out to provide guidance to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on providing to the public reliable information on the coverage of mobile services.

Currently, each national regulatory authority (NRA) uses different means to generate and provide information on mobile coverage. This constitutes an important obstacle to a consistent approach in the coverage information given to stakeholders.

A common understanding on how mobile coverage is measured and made available to stakeholders is a first step to alleviate this obstacle.

A set of common positions on monitoring mobile coverage

To this end, BEREC developed a set of common positions comprising of the following:

  1. Technical specifications for monitoring mobile coverage in Europe,
  2. The use of signal predictions for mobile coverage estimation,
  3. Ensuring the accuracy of coverage information provided to the public, and
  4. Availability and presentation of mobile coverage information.

The purpose of the public consultation is to increase transparency on the on-going work of BEREC regarding the monitoring of mobile coverage and to provide BEREC with valuable feedback from stakeholders.

Stakeholders are therefore invited to comment on the set of common positions proposed in the document.

The public consultation will run from 20 of June to 19 July, 2018. 

All stakeholders are invited to submit their contributions via the new BEREC online public consultation tool by 19 July 17:00 CET 2018. When registering with the consultation tool, please indicate your name and/or the name of the organisation or company you represent. 

Alternatively, contributions could also be submitted to the following e-mail address: Mobilecoverage-Consultation@berec.europa.eu. Further enquiries about the consultation including registration with the online platform may also be submitted to this address.

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