Rome, Italy 26-27 September 2018


The aim of the workshop is to share views and examine the regulatory, technical and economic issues in IOT/M2M, focusing in particular on one of the most promising sectors in IOT/M2M: the automotive sector. This application is ripe with challenges for the regulators. It is a field where safety concerns, data-intensive processing, and technological innovation really push the boundaries of traditional electronic communications regulators and fellows’ regulators such as transport authorities.  In comparison with other IoT applications – smart metering for one – autonomous driving has a much wider range of issues, which amongst other thing will require significant cooperation between different regulatory bodies.

The workshop has been prepared considering the questionnaire distributed on the different aspects of the future national and international challenges, being aware that we are almost facing a paradigm shift in our ordinary life, with a lot of not easy issues to be solved in order to guarantee a level playing field for the industries and a fair protection of the consumers.

Introduction session – current market developments, adapting NRA organization and regulations for autonomous driving (Dr. Arnulf Heuermann, Detecon)

Regulatory issues in IOT and focus on autonomous driving (standards and guidelines) (Davide Gallino, AGCOM Italy)

5G and autonomous driving (Dr Bernd Sörries, WIK)

Numbering resources in connected cars (Francesco Bernabei, AGCOM Italy)

Massive M2M Communications – Challenges for NRAs(Aleksandar Mastilović, CRA Bosnia-Herzegovina)

LINK: 20180926 – EMERG – M2M Communications and Challenges for NRAs

5G technical issues leveraging next generation mobile networks. Industry perspective (Massimo Morganti, Ericsson)

5G technical and regulatory issues leveraging next generation mobile networks. NRA’s perspective (Eng. Mohamed Ramadan, NTRA- Egypt)


The recommendations from the workshop were generally supported by the EMERG Members, but with some reservations expressed by NTRA (Egypt).

1- All EMERG members encourage efforts to address the needs and mechanisms of developing regulatory environments that would allow for the interworking of their national emergency calling and notification systems with each other to allow for a wider regional/trans-regional interworking.

2- All EMERG members are taking efforts to assess the regulatory impacts of the extraterritorial use of national numbers and permanent roaming for M2M applications; with respect to legal compliance, accountability, and development of IoT ecosystem in their markets. Alignment and collaboration between members for developing joint regulatory measures through possible mechanisms like bilateral legal agreements, regulatory agreements, …etc., are welcomed to be investigated and coordinated after the assessment.