| Commentary

113 EU Directives on electronic communications

| Commentary

113 EU Directives on electronic communications

The European Union established a new regulatory framework in order to converge and harmonise the regulation of communications in the internal market in the following series of four related directives: the Access Directive, the Authorisation Directive, the Framework Directive, and the Universal Service Directive.

The Access Directive (Council Directive (EC) 2002/19) harmonised the manner in which European Union member states regulated access to electronic communications services, electronic communications networks and associated facilities. The Directive imposed rights and obligations on communications providers seeking interconnection or access to services and facilities of other communications providers.

The Authorisation Directive

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