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The consultation seeks views on BEREC’s draft Preliminary report in view of a common position on monitoring mobile coverage, which aims to provide guidance to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on monitoring mobile coverage and sharing best practices.

Each NRA uses different means to provide information on national mobile coverage, which creates a significant obstacle to achieving a consistent approach in terms of both public policy and users’ information.

A common understanding on how mobile coverage is measured and published and the definition of a common vocabulary for mobile coverage is a first step to alleviate this obstacle, BEREC says.

To this end, the draft report includes a description of the high-level characteristics that are essential to the provision of mobile coverage information to consumers, policy makers and industry. It also describes some of the key features of the maps used by NRAs to report on mobile coverage.

BEREC says that the purpose of the consultation is to increase transparency on its ongoing work regarding the monitoring of mobile coverage and to provide BEREC with valuable feedback. Responses to the consultation will input on the definition of a BEREC common position on monitoring mobile coverage. Further internal work will then be performed to prepare a common position to be submitted for a second consultation in the first quarter of 2018.

The consultation runs until 8 November 2017. To access the consultation, click here.

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