EMERG held virtually a meeting on the Broadband strategies on 17 December 2020, chaired by Mahmoud Hatem (NTRA Egypt) and hosted by TRC Jordan. Generally, the workshop focused on the key issues related to connectivity and roll-out of high capacity networks, covering topics related as mapping, investments, technical solutions, national experiences, and current European framework. Furthermore, EMERG invited EaPeReg to present the work done by the Eastern partnership Group on this strategic matter.

Roll-out of high capacity broadband and mobile networks: mapping the roadDavide Gallino AGCOM (Italy)

Measuring & Monitoring Broadband (QoS/QoE)Zeid Al-Kadi TRC (Jordan)

Cost-minimizing Technology Mix for roll-out of Fixed and Mobile BroadbandArnulf Heuermann DETECON

Regional approaches to Broadband Development in Eastern Partnership CountriesInga Popovici EaPeReg IRB EWG Chair

In the light of the increasing cooperation between EMERG and Eastern Partnership (EaPeReg), EMERG was invited to participate to the EaPeReg 16th Plenary Meeting (Virtual) on 3.12.2020.

At the welcoming session EMERG, represented by Paola Calestani (AGCOM) EMERG Member of The Permanent Secretariat, thanked the EaPerReg group for the invitation and highlighted the importance of the cooperation between the two regional platforms. In addition, regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the States to face this disruptive situation, Paola Calestani recalled the important role of the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in assuring connectivity for the all the countries, allowing, among the others,  smart working, e-learning, e-health, and many other essential services.

Regarding cooperation with EaPeReg, EMERG proposed to the Plenary a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parts especially focused on the topics of common interest.

For further information regarding the EaPeReg plenary please visit their website at this page.

EU4Digital: Telecom (EaPeReg) 16th Plenary Meeting (1) (eap-events.eu)

EMERG held, virtually, its third 2020 workshop about International Roaming on 7 December. The Workshop was chaired by Naama Henig, representing the Ministry of Communication of Israel (MOC) and Chair of the EMERG International roaming Expert working group and it was hosted by ANACOM (Portugal), EMERG Incoming Chair.

Initially, Arnulf Heuermann (DETECON) gave an overall introduction on the topic at stake, giving updates about the work done by the EMERG EWG:

International Roaming: Regulatory Options, ECOWAS Regional Roaming and Status of the EMERG Working Group – Arnulf Heuermann DETECON

Then, Liliia Malon (Ukarine) EaPeReg Network – Eastern Partnership Member, in charge of International roaming, gave a presentation on the experience in the regional area they cover. EMERG cooperation with EaPeReg is becoming more and more fruitful and it is s strengthening also for the next year.

Roaming Initiative of the Eastern Partnership countries EMERG WS on International RoamingLiliia Malon EaPeReg Roaming EWG Chair

Then, Manuel Costa Cabral (ANACOM) presented the experience of the  international roaming working group within the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP)

The international roaming working group within the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) – Manuel Costa Cabral (ANACOM)