EMERG Report on the market trends and regulatory activities in 2018

Background note

Since 2009 the Euro-Mediterranean Regulators’ Group (EMERG) has undertaken an annual benchmark of its Member’s National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs). The results form the basis for the evaluation of the level of approximation of the Southern Mediterranean Countries (hereinafter also referred to as MENA countries) with respect to the European Framework for the electronic communications sector and the formulation of the Group’s Annual Work Plan.

There are minor changes in the organization of the 2018 Report compared to the 2017 Benchmark report. Like the previous report the 2018 Report seeks to quantify the approximation between MENA and European countries by showing the evolution of individual indicators over time. Like previous reports information about key performance indicators and trends of the telecom sector has been collected and an update of the regulatory activities of the EMERG members in 2017 and 2018 is provided. However it must be noted, that the digitization indices (Network Readiness Index, ITU Development Index) we used in 2017 haven’t been updated by the respective organizations. As of today the ITU Development Index 2018 has not been published, due to a revision of the indicator set. The Network Readiness Index has not been updated since 2016. Nevertheless, as these indices primarily provide an overview, we have decided to continue listing them.

The chapter 1 is an introduction about how the Report has been structured.  The chapter 2 describes the main trends in the telecommunication markets (fixed and mobile) in the EMERG countries based on data provided by EMERG Members and other sources such as ITU, the World Bank etc. From chapters 3 to chapter 8, the focus is the on the regulatory developments (institutional set up, market entrance conditions, consumer issues etc.) in the EMERG countries. Finally, chapter 9 includes Regulatory Fiches from Member States that have participated in the survey.

Regulatory Fiches

Bosnia & Herzegovina

















The Report