Yesterday, after a legislative procedure lasting more than two years, the European Union has finally published its new “European Electronic Communications Code” (EECC). It provides updated rules for providers of traditional mobile and fixed telecoms services, establishes regulations for new online communications services and aims at further harmonizing a single European telecommunications market. The EECC will enter into force December 20, 2018. However, as it’s an EU Directive, there will be no immediate legal effect on telecoms companies. The EECC must be transposed into the national law of each of the EU Member States within the next two years.
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