Telecommunications EU UK Agreement

Section 3: Delivery services Article SERVIN.5.14: Scope and definitions 1. This Section applies to measures of a Party affecting the supply of delivery services in addition to Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this Title, and to Sections 1 and 2 of this Chapter. 2. For the purposes of this Section: (a) “delivery services”’ […]

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July 2018 White Paper

Digital Digital is a fast evolving, innovative, sector that is driving economic transformation across the world. Digital sectors contributed £116.5 billion to the UK economy in 2016, representing 6.7 percent of GVA. Facilitating growth and removing barriers will drive competitiveness and help the UK tap into the potential from the top ten largest economies of […]

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Broadcasting & Digital

Broadcasting The Audio-Visual Media Services Directive underpins the single market in broadcasting. It covers both traditional broadcast and on-demand services. It sets minimum regulatory standards that states and national regulators must implement. It aims to preserve cultural diversity; protect children protect consumers; safeguard media pluralism; combat racial and religious hatred; and guarantee the independence of […]

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Postal Services

Liberalisation The European Union Directive on postal service liberalizes access to the postal market. The directive established a timeframe for progressive liberalization in two stages: On 1st January 2003 letters weighing less than 100 gram of which the postage cost is over three times that of a standard letter. On 1st January 2006 letters weighing […]

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Privacy & Communications

Data Protection Law The EU has been central in promoting data protection laws.  The EU data protection directive applies to data processed by an automated means such as a computer or contained in or intended to be part of a non-automated filing system such as traditional paper filing.  It does not cover processing in the […]

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Electronic Communications Services

Independent Regulation and Competition The EU has sought to introduce competition into the provision of electronic communications. The liberalisation also extends to directories, telephone enquiries, frequencies, TV, satellites and cable networks. A regulatory framework for electronic communications has been established.  The principal purpose is to facilitate market entry. The EU rules establish a harmonized framework […]

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Digital & Broadcasting (UK White Paper)

Digital Digital is a fast evolving, innovative, sector that is driving economic transformation across the world. Digital sectors contributed £116.5 billion to the UK economy in 2016, representing 6.7 percent of GVA. Facilitating growth and removing barriers will drive competitiveness and help the UK tap into the potential from the top ten largest economies of […]

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Mobile Communications UK No Deal Notes

Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) You can travel in the EU with guaranteed surcharge-free roaming. This means you can use your mobile devices to make calls, send texts and use mobile data services for no more than you would be charged when in the UK. In addition, the EU Roaming regulation requires mobile operators to apply […]

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Maritime Security UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice informs companies that are currently exempted from providing security pre-arrival information for scheduled services between the UK and the EU ports that: in a no deal scenario they will need to provide this information they should plan accordingly by engaging with EU countries to understand what information they would be required to […]

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Telecoms UK No Deal Notes

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to inform businesses of our contingency plan with regard to the telecoms regulatory framework in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. It does not cover other matters which may also be relevant to telecoms providers (please see […]

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Broadcasting UK No Deal Notes

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to set out the legal status for audiovisual services that media services providers may wish to consider in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) (Directive 2010/13/EU) sets […]

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Culture

Description of sector Overview The Government defines the Creative Industries as ‘those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have the potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.’1 he Creative Industries sector comprises nine sub-sectors: ● Advertising and marketing; ● Architecture; ● […]

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E-Commerce UK Post-Exit Guidance

Guidance The eCommerce Directive after Brexit What you need to do now that the eCommerce Directive no longer applies to the UK. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Print this page The eCommerce Directive no longer applies to the UK now that the transition period is over. If you are a […]

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Broadcasting & Video UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Broadcasting and video on-demand services between the UK and EU Rules for UK and EU broadcasters and video on-demand services Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Contents UK services available in the EU EU services available in the UK What you need to do Qualifying for AVMSD jurisdiction […]

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Calls & Texts UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Making phone calls and sending texts to EU and EEA countries How leaving the EU has affected the cost of making phone calls and sending texts from the UK to EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Print this page Changes to […]

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Telecom Regulatory UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance The telecoms regulatory framework in the UK How the telecoms regulatory framework is affected by the UK leaving the EU. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Contents The UK electronic communications regulatory framework Now that the UK has left the EU Impact on the telecoms industry Print this […]

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Network Infrastructure UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance NIS Regulations – non-UK digital service providers operating in the UK What organisations based outside the UK offering services in the UK must do to comply with the regulations covering the security of network and information systems. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Contents Organisations based in the […]

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Mobile in EU UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Using your mobile in EU and EEA countries How leaving the EU has affected mobile roaming in EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Contents Mobile roaming in EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries If you live in Northern Ireland More […]

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Geo Blocking UK No Deal Notes

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to provide clarity to consumers, business customers, traders and regulators on the UK government’s plans in relation to the Geo-Blocking Regulation in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) The Geo-Blocking Regulation will apply from 3rd December 2018. The Geo-Blocking Regulation will prohibit the following activities: […]

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Roaming Elec Commun EU Guidance 2021

a EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, CONTENT AND TECHNOLOGY Brussels, 29 June 2020 REV1 – replaces the notice dated 12 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, INCL. ROAMING Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union […]

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Audiovisual Media Services EU Guidance 2021

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, CONTENT AND TECHNOLOGY Brussels, 26 May 2020 REV1 – replaces the notice dated 19 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has […]

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Telecoms 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance How telecoms businesses will be impacted by the UK leaving the EU How the telecoms regulatory framework will be affected by the UK leaving the EU. Published 16 October 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after […]

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UK Mobile in EU 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Using your mobile in EU and EEA countries after the UK leaves the EU How leaving the EU affects mobile roaming in EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. Published 16 October 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the […]

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Video On Demand 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Broadcasting and video on-demand from 1 January 2021 How the rules for broadcasters and providers of video on-demand services will change after the transition period. Published 16 October 2020 From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit […]

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Broadcasting 2021 UK Guidance

Contents On 1 January 2021, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and the country of origin principle will no longer apply to services under UK jurisdiction broadcast into the EU. However, the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (ECTT) framework will still apply. This means that the 20 EU countries that have signed up to ECTT […]

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