The Member States partners and representatives from the Ministry of Communications held several meetings in Jerusalem during April 1-3, 2019.
The mission meetings covered many areas of Non Discrimination (ND) and Reference Interconnection and Access Offers (RIO).
The Member States experts from Italy and Latvia as well as representatives from the Ministry of Communications held several meetings on consumer protection in Tel Aviv during April 1-3, 2019.
The new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) was presented to the Israeli MoC experts between March 18-20, 2019 in Jerusalem. A team of experts, led by Agcom with the participation of Hungarian experts from National Media and Information Communications Authority (NMHH) has given a detailed description of the latest legislative reforms: EECC and new BEREC Regulation, as well as regulatory principles, objectives and relevant tools.
Twinning Component 3.3 meetings on “The new EU audio-visual regulatory framework: challenges and opportunities” were held between March 11-13, 2019 in Tel Aviv as well as Jerusalem. During the meetings, a team of MS experts from Agcom gave an overview on the access regulation for linear and non-linear media service providers based on conditional access, Market analysis, SMP regulation and programming quota obligations in the AV sector as well as case studies related to the Italian and EU experience.
The workshop was held on 29 January, 2019, in Tel-Aviv.in the presence of the EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret, the Israeli Director General of the Ministry of Communications Nathanel (Nati) Cohen, as well as the Italian regulatory communications authority: Mr. Antonio Martusciello, AGCOM Board member and diplomatic representative of Italy and Germany.
The Member States partners, Ministry of Communications and EU Delegations representatives held the first Steering Committee meeting in Tel Aviv, December 18, 2019.
At the meeting, the Communications Plan was approved, and a quarterly plan was set for future events. It is too early to measure the impact of the Project, but the ability of the Israeli Ministry of Communications to work across borders creates stronger and more cohesive community that contributes to the progress of the Project.
The upcoming Steering Committee meeting will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 12, 2019.
In the meeting held at end of November presentation was provided by AGCOM on the European Experience Concerning Structural Separation and its Relation to Incentives for Investment.
In the start of December meeting (4-6 December 2018) a presentation of Broadband & Ultra Broadband Israeli Market State of the art and the relative Access regulation (for copper & fiber) was initially provided.
A review of European Ultra Broadband Access – FTTC Cabinet and MSAG was also provided by some European member state representatives including the State of art of G. FAST and Vectoring. Finally, some MS reviewed the status of development relatively to co-existence between G. FAST and VDSL and MultiOperator Vectoring.
International conference, to launch a European Commission Twinning project
“Strengthening the regulatory capacity of Israel in the field of telecommunications, with a focus on service provision over networks owned and operated by others”, between the Israeli Ministry of Communications and the Italian Authority for Communications (AGCOM), the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and the Latvian Public Utilities Commission (SPRK).
The Member States partners and representatives from the Ministry of Communications held several meetings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, during the mission that took place in October 14-18, 2018.