Welcome to EMERG-ONLINE,
the website of EMERG
EMERG is a co-operation between telecommunications regulators of the Mediterranean area.
Visitors can find basic information about EMERG and its members. Members have access to more detailed information and can use it to exchange ideas and best practises.
EMERG participation at the Associations of Regulators meeting | GSR/ITU, Bahrain, 2014
The annual meeting of the Regulatory Associations, which precedes the Global Symposium for Regulators 2014, ITU took place at the Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain on the afternoon of June 2, 2014 and was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Bahrain.
The meeting of Regional Associations of Regulators provides an opportunity to discuss, exchange information and build bridges to a better and more active cooperation between Associations of Regulators existing in different regions.
The topics for discussion this year focused on the regulation of broadband service whether in terms of consumer protection with regard to quality of service, update on developments regarding net neutrality discussion of the operation of OTT services and any impact on regulations and on issues such as Internet governance and theft, counterfeiting and gray market terminals within regional contexts.
EMERG has actively participated in the meeting’s sessions, giving three presentations, as follows:
- Bridging the Regulatory Gap in the Euro - Mediterranean Region, TRC, Jordan
- Application and judicial review of decisions of the NRAs, AGCOM, Italy
- The current situation of mobile virtual network operators in regions EMERG, CNMC, Spain
There were further presentations from other regulators networks, such as REGULATEL (Latin American Telecom Regulators Forum) and ARCTEL (Telecom Regulators Group from the Portuguese Speaking Countries).
EMERG workshop on Broadband service regulation, 16-17 June, Amman
The first 2014 EMERG workshop will be on Broadband service regulation, and it will be hosted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in Amman, 16-17 June 2014.
According to EMERG 2014 work programme, this workshop aims at addressing the subject of Broadband service regulation, in view of "Consumer protection with regard to broadband speed, contractual and delivered speeds, other aspects of quality of service, update on developments with regard to net neutrality, exploration discussion of OTT services and any impact on regulations".