The mission discussing the topic of “Fixed and Mobile Internet Access: QoS” within the activities 1.5 Consumer Protection and regulation of retail market and retail prices was held in Tel Aviv between June 3-5, 2019.
The goal of this mission that was held between May 20 to May 23, 2019 was to extend the share of expertise on the different approaches taken by The EU institutions and the EU Member States in regulating the audio-visual sector. In the previous missions, the provisions of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive were presented, together with the approaches of some Countries which transposed the Directive into their national frameworks in different ways.
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.
- Methodologies for the proper implementation of a wholesale market for electronic communication networks
- Launching Conference: Tel Aviv, November 27, 2018
- Evaluation of the implementation of mandatory results of the previous twinning project and addressing of any Shortages – Focus on Data collection
- Meeting with EU Delegation to Israel
- Start of the Twinning Project - Arrival of the Resident Twinning Advisor