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Amendment 298 ++

Amendment 298
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1

(1) ‘electronic communications network’ means transmission systems, whether or not based on a permanent infrastructure or centralised administration capacity, and, where applicable, switching or routing equipment and other resources, including network elements which are not active, which permit the conveyance of signals by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic means, including satellite networks, fixed (circuit- and packet-switched, including Internet) and mobile terrestrial networks, electricity cable systems, to the extent that they are used for the purpose of transmitting signals, networks used for radio and television broadcasting, and cable television networks, irrespective of the type of information conveyed;

(1) ‘electronic communications network’ means transmission systems, whether or not based on a permanent infrastructure or centralised administration capacity, and, where applicable, switching or routing equipment and other resources, including network elements which are not active, which permit the conveyance of signals by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic means, including satellite networks, fixed (circuit- and packet-switched, including Internet) and mobile terrestrial networks, electricity cable systems, to the extent that they are used for the purpose of transmitting signals, networks used for radio and television broadcasting, and cable television networks, irrespective of the type of information conveyed; it does not include network elements managed by individuals in the context of not-for-profit activities;

Justification: Individuals participating in a not-for-profit network (such as radio local area networks) or providing not-for-profit services shall not be subject to the obligations imposed on legal persons providing networks or services. Specifically, the strict obligations provided by the Directive 2002/58/CE would be disproportionate and impracticable if imposed on individual volunteers, who should only be subject to the obligations set by the General Data Protection Regulation.


Inclusion des orga non-profit


Amendment 299 --

Amendment 299
Evžen Tošenovský
ECR
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an publicly available electronic communications network which either consists wholly or partially of optical fibre elements.


pas de focalisation fibre et dérégulation sur la QoS


Amendment 300 --

Amendment 300
Michał Boni, Jerzy Buzek, Gunnar Hökmark
EPP
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or any other type of network which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Very high capacity networks are in any case fibre to the home networks or any other network which provides the technical performance requirements needed for the backhaul of 5G networks. Network performance will be assessed solely on the basis of technical parameters and not take into account the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

Justification: The overarching objective of the Code is to stimulate the roll-out of networks which can serve the future demands of European businesses and citizens. The term very high capacity network seeks to define what future state of the art electronic communications infrastructure look like. It is suggested to clarify the definition in a way that ensures that very high capacity networks benefit the roll-out of 5G networks in the sense that they provide the backhaul for these mobile networks. Future 5G ultra-dense and heavy traffic cells have to be connected to a backhaul with very high requirements in terms of capacity, latency, and availability. The proposal also takes into account the need to ensure technology neutrality since the definition of very high capacity network is not based on any given technology.


Pas de focus sur la QoS, la qualité seulement mesurée sur les paramètres du réseau


Amendment 301 +

Amendment 301
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location corresponding in the fixed-line connection case to the premises and in the mobile connection case to the base station, or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions at least the same network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered at least the same regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

Justification: Clarification included from the respective Recital 13. Moreover, strengthening the performance benchmark while lifting its upper limit. This clarifies that – independent of the used technology – better performing infrastructures would also be considered ‘very high capacity’.


Tentative d'inclure une QoS


Amendment 302 /

Amendment 302
David Borrelli, Dario Tamburrano
EFD
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network consisting wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location, corresponding in the fixed-line connection case to the premises and in the mobile connection case to the base station, or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation.

Justification: To clarify the "very high capacity network" definition in light of the technology landscape.


À relire


Amendment 304 -

Amendment 304
Gunnar Hökmark, Michał Boni, Krišjānis Kariņš, Bendt Bendtsen
EPP
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or any network which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions at least equally consistent and reliable network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance shall be assessed on the basis of technical parameters, regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

Justification: The aim of the EECC is to incentivise the roll-out of infrastructure capable of delivering the speeds necessary to accelerate the transition to a 5G society. Thus, the definition must, while taking into account future technological developments, thereby maintaining the technology neutrality principle, strictly be limited to include only state of the art infrastructure.


Pas de focus sur la QoS, la qualité seulement mesurée sur les paramètres du réseau


Amendment 305 -

Amendment 305
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions network performance, in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation, meeting the needs of the most demanding, digitally intensive end-users, and in particular a network consisting of optical elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location. Network performance should be assessed without regard to variations in end-user experience due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

Justification: In accordance with rule 104 of the rules of procedure, this amendment is necessary for pressing reasons related to the internal logic of the text


QoS ? Pas sur, à relire


Amendment 306 /

Amendment 306
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means high speed electronic communications network which consists wholly or partly of optical fibre elements with sufficient capacity to allow unconstrained use of the network in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.


Pas comprise et ça a pas l'air bon


Amendment 307 --

Amendment 307
Kathleen Van Brempt
S&D
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly or partly of optical fibre elements and/or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.


Pas clair, dérégulation


Amendment 308 +

Amendment 308
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Dan Nica, Edouard Martin, Theresa Griffin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Jeppe Kofod
S&D
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions at least the same network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

Justification: The word ‘similar’ is too subjective. We should ensure consistency with our objectives.


QoS mais doit aller plus loin mais cet amendement renforcerait l'obligation de bonne gestion des interconnexions comme demandée par FFDN


Amendment 310 /

Amendment 310
Henna Virkkunen
EPP
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly or partly of optical fibre elements and which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions high-performing broadband access services in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.


Utilité ?


Amendment 311 +

Amendment 311
Eva Kaili
S&D
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions at least the same network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.


Pareil que le 308


Amendment 312 /

Amendment 312
Edouard Martin
S&D
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the premises or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions at least similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.


Fibrage type FTTH (premises?) + QoS idem 308 et 311


Amendment 313 +

Amendment 313
Anne Sander, Françoise Grossetête
EPP
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the distribution point at the serving location or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions similar network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.

(2) 'very high capacity network' means an electronic communications network which either consists wholly of optical fibre elements at least up to the premises or which is capable of delivering under usual peak-time conditions at least the same network performance in terms of available down- and uplink bandwidth, resilience, error-related parameters, and latency and its variation. Network performance can be considered similar regardless of whether the end-user experience varies due to the inherently different characteristics of the medium by which the network ultimately connects with the network termination point.


Pareil 308, 311


Amendment 315 /

Amendment 315
Anne Sander, Françoise Grossetête
EPP
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4

(4) ‘electronic communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration via electronic communications networks, which encompasses 'internet access service' as defined in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120; and/or 'interpersonal communications service'; and/or services consisting wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals such as transmission services used for the provision of machine-to-machine services and for broadcasting, but excludes services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services;

(4) ‘electronic communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration via electronic communications networks, which encompasses 'internet access service' as defined in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120; and/or 'interpersonal communications service'; and/or services consisting wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals such as transmission services used for the provision of machine-to-machine services and for broadcasting, but excludes interpersonal communication services as defined in paragraph (5) of the present Article, information society services, as defined in Article 1 of Directive 98/34/EC and services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services;

Justification: To ensure legal certainty and a level playing field between providers of "electronic communications service," the aim of this amendment is to clarify that the scope of the third category of Electronic Communications Services “consisting wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signal” only concerns pure transmission services, excluding services which qualify as Interpersonal Communication Services or as Information Society Services notably subject to the e-commerce directive.


Pas compris


Amendment 316 ++

Amendment 316
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4

(4) ‘electronic communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration via electronic communications networks, which encompasses 'internet access service' as defined in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120; and/or 'interpersonal communications service'; and/or services consisting wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals such as transmission services used for the provision of machine-to-machine services and for broadcasting, but excludes services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services;

(4) ‘electronic communications service’ means a service provided for remuneration via electronic communications networks, which encompasses 'internet access service' as defined in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120; and/or 'interpersonal communications service'; and/or services consisting wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals such as transmission services used for the provision of machine-to-machine services and for broadcasting, but excludes services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services as well as not-for-profit-services provided by individuals;

Justification: Individuals participating in a not-for-profit network (such as radio local area networks) or providing not-for-profit services shall not be subject to the obligations imposed on legal persons providing networks or services. Specifically, the strict obligations provided by the Directive 2002/58/CE would be disproportionate and impracticable if imposed on individual volunteers, who should only be subject to the obligations set by the General Data Protection Regulation.


inclusion des non-profit


Amendment 317 /

Amendment 317
Evžen Tošenovský
ECR
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4

(4) ‘electronic communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration via electronic communications networks, which encompasses 'internet access service' as defined in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120; and/or 'interpersonal communications service'; and/or services consisting wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals such as transmission services used for the provision of machine-to-machine services and for broadcasting, but excludes services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services;

(4) 'electronic communications service' means a publicly available service normally provided for remuneration via electronic communications networks, which encompasses 'internet access service' as defined in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120; and/or 'interpersonal communications service'; and/or services consisting wholly in the conveyance of signals such as transmission of signals used for the provision of machine-to-machine services and for broadcasting, but excludes services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services;


Pas compris


Amendment 318 /

Amendment 318
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 5

(5) 'interpersonal communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s); it does not include services which enable interpersonal and interactive communication merely as a minor ancillary feature that is intrinsically linked to another service;

(5) 'interpersonal communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration where the principal purpose of the service is devoted to enabling direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s);

Justification: In accordance with rule 104 of the rules of procedure, this amendment is necessary for pressing reasons related to the internal logic of the text


Pas sur


Amendment 319 /

Amendment 319
Barbara Kappel, Angelo Ciocca, Lorenzo Fontana
ENF
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 5

(5) 'interpersonal communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s); it does not include services which enable interpersonal and interactive communication merely as a minor ancillary feature that is intrinsically linked to another service;

(5) 'interpersonal communications service' means an electronic communications service whose primary purpose is to enable normally provided for remuneration that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s); it does not include services which enable interpersonal and interactive communication merely as an a minor ancillary feature that is intrinsically linked to another service;


Primar purpose pour la communication électronique mais quid des autres services ? Qu'est-ce une communication électronique ?


Amendment 320 /

Amendment 320
Evžen Tošenovský
ECR
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 5

(5) 'interpersonal communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s); it does not include services which enable interpersonal and interactive communication merely as a minor ancillary feature that is intrinsically linked to another service;

(5) 'interpersonal communications service' means an electronic communications service normally provided for remunerations that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s); it does not include services which enable interpersonal and interactive communication merely as a minor ancillary feature that is intrinsically linked to another service;


Forme, précision sur "electronic"


Amendment 321 +

Amendment 321
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 5

(5) 'interpersonal communications service’ means a service normally provided for remuneration that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s); it does not include services which enable interpersonal and interactive communication merely as a minor ancillary feature that is intrinsically linked to another service;

(5) 'interpersonal communications service’ means a service provided for remuneration that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via electronic communications networks between a finite number of persons, whereby the persons initiating or participating in the communication determine its recipient(s); it does not include services which enable interpersonal and interactive communication merely as a minor ancillary feature that is intrinsically linked to another service;


Retrait de "normally", précision


Amendment 322 /

Amendment 322
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 6

(6) ‘number-based interpersonal communications service’ means an interpersonal communications service which connects with the public switched telephone network, either by means of assigned numbering resources, i.e. a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans, or by enabling communication with a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans;

(6) ‘number-based interpersonal communications service’ means an interpersonal communications service which connects with the public switched telephone network, either by means of assigned numbering resources, i.e. a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans, or by enabling communication with a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans, and where the provider of the service has substantial control over the network used for enabling the communication ;

Justification: There is a need to differentiate between services delivered over their own infrastructure and therefore can control the quality of the service and services which do not have such a control. In accordance with rule 104 of the rules of procedure, this amendment is necessary for pressing reasons related to the internal logic of the text


Pas compris, quelle contrôle "significant" pour les MVNO ?


Amendment 323 /

Amendment 323
Barbara Kappel, Angelo Ciocca, Lorenzo Fontana
ENF
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 6

(6) ‘number-based interpersonal communications service’ means an interpersonal communications service which connects with the public switched telephone network, either by means of assigned numbering resources, i.e. a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans, or by enabling communication with a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans;

(6) 'number-based interpersonal communications service' means an interpersonal communications service for receiving communications by means of an assignment of a number in the national telephone numbering plan, or for originating communications to a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans;


Précision sur la définition de number-based service, à confirmer avec notre position


Amendment 324 /

Amendment 324
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 7

(7) 'number-independent interpersonal communications service' means an interpersonal communications service which does not connect with the public switched telephone network, either by means of assigned numbering resources, i.e. a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans, or by enabling communication with a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans;

(7) 'number-independent interpersonal communications service' means an interpersonal communications service which does not connect with the public switched telephone network, either by means of assigned numbering resources, i.e. a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans, or by enabling communication with a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans or where a number-based interpersonal communication service provider does not have substantial control over the network used for enabling the communication;

Justification: There is a need to differentiate between services delivered over their own infrastructure and therefore can control the quality of the service and services which do not have such a control. In accordance with rule 104 of the rules of procedure, this amendment is necessary for pressing reasons related to the internal logic of the text


Inverse du 322, à revoir


Amendment 325 /

Amendment 325
Barbara Kappel, Angelo Ciocca, Lorenzo Fontana
ENF
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 7

(7) 'number-independent interpersonal communications service' means an interpersonal communications service which does not connect with the public switched telephone network, either by means of assigned numbering resources, i.e. a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans, or by enabling communication with a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans;

(7) 'number-independent interpersonal communications service' means an interpersonal communications service which does not connect with the public switched telephone network, either by means of assigned numbering resources, i.e. a number or numbers in the national telephone numbering plan, or by enabling communication with a number or numbers in national or international telephone numbering plans; it does not include information society services that allow interpersonal and interactive communication as a secondary feature;


Exclusion de services dont la communication est un "secondary feature". A confirmer


Amendment 326 -

Amendment 326
Evžen Tošenovský
ECR
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 11

(11) ‘associated services’ means those services associated with an electronic communications network and/or an electronic communications service which enable and/or support the provision of services, self-provision or automated-provision via that network and/or service or have the potential to do so and include, inter alia, number translation or systems offering equivalent functionality, conditional access systems and electronic programme guides, voice command, multi-language or language translation as well as other services such as identity, location and presence service;

(11) 'associated services' means those services associated with an electronic communications network and/or an electronic communications service which enable and/or support the provision of services via that network and/or service or have the potential to do so and include, inter alia, number translation or systems offering equivalent functionality, conditional access systems and electronic programme guides, as well as other services such as identity, location and presence service;


Dérégulation


Amendment 327 +

Amendment 327
Barbara Kappel, Angelo Ciocca, Lorenzo Fontana
ENF
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 15 a (new)

(15 a) 'subscriber' means any person or legal entity who or which is party to a contract with the provider of publicly available electronic communications services for the supply of such services;


Définition de subscriber


Amendment 328 +

Amendment 328
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 20

(20) ‘harmful interference’ means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;

(20) ‘harmful interference’ means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety and mission-critical services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;


Service de sécurité et d'urgence


Amendment 329 +

Amendment 329
Françoise Grossetête, Anne Sander
EPP
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 20

(20) ‘harmful interference’ means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;

(20) ‘harmful interference’ means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety and mission-critical services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;


Idem 328


Amendment 330 +

Amendment 330
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Dan Nica, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Jeppe Kofod, Martina Werner
S&D
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 20

(20) ‘harmful interference’ means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;

(20) 'harmful interference' means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety and mission-critical services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;

Justification: ERTMS is the European railway traffic management system controlling the spacing between trains and the respect of their speed limitation; thus providing safety-related mission-critical services to railway operations. It relies on a radio-based communication service. On-board ERTMS subsystems shall be protected against interference, fulfilling the requirements specified in Annex A of the technical specification for interoperability relating to the ‘control-command and signalling’ subsystems of the rail system in the European Union (EU) 2016 919, which otherwise would seriously endanger the functioning of ERTMS.


Idem 328, 329


Amendment 331 +

Amendment 331
José Blanco López
S&D
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 20

(20) ‘harmful interference’ means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;

(20) 'harmful interference' means interference which endangers the functioning of a radio navigation service or of other safety and mission-critical services or which otherwise seriously degrades, obstructs or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications service operating in accordance with the applicable international, Union or national regulations;


Idem 328, 329, 330


Amendment 332 /

Amendment 332
Morten Helveg Petersen
ALDE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 22

(22) ‘security’ of networks and services means the ability of electronic communications networks and services to resist, at a given level of confidence, any action that compromises the availability, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of stored or transmitted or processed data or the related services offered by, or accessible via, those networks or services.

(22) 'security' of networks and services means the technical and structural ability of electronic communications networks and services to resist, at a given level of confidence, any action that compromises the availability, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of stored or transmitted or processed data or the related services offered by, or accessible via, those networks or services.


Précision, impact ?


Amendment 333 ++

Amendment 333
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 23

(23) ‘general authorisation’ means a legal framework established by the Member State ensuring rights for the provision of electronic communications networks or services and laying down sector-specific obligations that may apply to all or to specific types of electronic communications networks and services, in accordance with this Directive.

(23) ‘general authorisation’ means a legal framework established by the Member State ensuring rights for the provision of electronic communications networks or services and laying down sector-specific obligations that may apply to all or to specific types of electronic communications networks and services, in accordance with this Directive, excluding not-for-profit-services provided by individuals.


exclusion des obligations pour les non profits

Amendment 792 ++

Amendment 792
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 61 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1

An undertaking shall be deemed to have significant market power if, either individually or jointly with others, it enjoys a position equivalent to dominance, that is to say a position of economic strength affording it the power to behave to an appreciable extent independently of competitors, customers and ultimately consumers.

An undertaking shall be deemed to have significant market power if, either individually or jointly with others, including through a commercial or a co-investment agreement, it enjoys a position equivalent to dominance, that is to say a position of economic strength affording it the power to behave to an appreciable extent independently of competitors, customers and ultimately consumers.

Justification: Co-investment in a certain area must be considered an oligopoly of a few powerful actors (on the local level), as the FDN Federation showed in their analysis of the fixed-line market (www.ffdn.org/en/node/129 ) written for a consultation of the ARCEP in 2016. These oligopolies work as a cartel. The co-investors, in a given area, should be regarded as having the position of the incumbent in that area. Such symmetric regulation would allow welcoming all actors into the market.


Commercial agreements and co-investment can be considered as oligopolies


Amendment 793 +

Amendment 793
Kathleen Van Brempt
S&D
Article 61 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1

An undertaking shall be deemed to have significant market power if, either individually or jointly with others, it enjoys a position equivalent to dominance, that is to say a position of economic strength affording it the power to behave to an appreciable extent independently of competitors, customers and ultimately consumers.

An undertaking shall be deemed to have significant market power if, either individually or jointly with others, it enjoys a position equivalent to dominance, that is to say a position of economic strength affording it the power to behave to an appreciable extent independently of competitors, customers and ultimately consumers or when it is able to disrupt effective competition.


Élargissement de la définition de SMP (significant market power)


Amendment 794 ++

Amendment 794
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 61 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 a (new)

Two or more undertakings may each be deemed to enjoy a position equivalent to having significant market power when they have the possibility to significantly impede effective competition, taking into account the relevant markets including but not limited to the market shares of other market participants, the market power of an undertaking on closely related markets, barriers to entry, market concentration, product differentiation, capacity constraints and switching costs.

Justification: In light of the increasing trend of convergence between markets, and development of oligopolies in Europe, there is a need to include situations where two or more undertakings can foreclose the markets even without tacit collusion. In accordance with rule 104 of the rules of procedure, this amendment is necessary for pressing reasons related to the internal logic of the text


Élargissement de la définition de SMP (significant market power)


Amendment 795 +

Amendment 795
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 61 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a (new)

3. Where an undertaking has significant market power on a specific market (the first market), it may also be designated as having significant market power on a closely related market (the second market), where the links between the two markets are such as to allow the market power held in the first market to be leveraged into the second market, thereby strengthening the market power of the undertaking. Consequently, remedies aimed at preventing such leverage may be applied in the second market pursuant to this Directive.

Justification: The Commission’s proposal weakens the SMP regime. The deleted provision aims at preventing SMP operators from leveraging their market power from one market to a closely related market. The SMP regime has been instrumental in promoting the objectives of the framework and should therefore remain at its centre. The reinstated provision supports a strong regulatory ‘safety net’ that provides clarity, predictability, and hence investor certainty. Reinstating the provision also closes an inconsistency in the Commission’s proposal, given that the Commission proposes in Article 65 (2)(d) that “regulation imposed on other relevant markets” shall be taken into account during the market analysis. If regulation on relevant markets is taken into account when analysing if a market should be subject to ex ante regulation, then SMP in relevant markets also needs to be taken into account when defining an SMP-operator in the first place.


AM identique aux AMs 796, 797, 798 - Réinsertion du §3 de la directive 2009/140


Amendment 799 /

Amendment 799
Evžen Tošenovský
ECR
Article 61 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a (new)

Two or more undertakings are each deemed to enjoy a position equivalent to having significant market power when they might significantly impede effective competition.


Moins intéressant et complet que d'autres AM


Amendment 800 +

Amendment 800
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Flavio Zanonato, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod
S&D
Article 61 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 b (new)

An undertaking shall be deemed to have unilateral market power where, in the absence of significant market power, it enjoys a position of economic strength by virtue of the weakness of competitive constraints in an oligopolistic market, enabling it to act in a manner which is detrimental to consumer welfare.


Élargissement de la définition de SMP (significant market power)

Amendment 872 --

Amendment 872
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 70

Article 70

deleted


Suppression de l'art 70


Amendment 880 --

Amendment 880
Michał Boni, Henna Virkkunen, Jerzy Buzek
EPP
Article 70 – paragraph 1

1. A national regulatory authority may, in accordance with Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, civil engineering including, without limitation, buildings or entries to buildings, building cables including wiring, antennae, towers and other supporting constructions, poles, masts, ducts, conduits, inspection chambers, manholes, and cabinets, in situations where the market analysis indicates that denial of access or access given under unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level and would not be in the end-user's interest.

1. A national regulatory authority may, in accordance with Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, civil engineering and passive infrastructure including, without limitation, buildings or entries to buildings, building cables including wiring, antennae, towers and other supporting constructions, poles, masts, ducts, inactive wireline transmission infrastructure including cable and fiber, conduits, inspection chambers, manholes, and cabinets, in situations where the market analysis indicates that denial of access or access given under unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level and would not be in the end-user's interest.

Justification: It is proposed to extend the scope of this Article to all passive infrastructure.


Cherche à focaliser l'art. 70 sur l'accès au passif


Amendment 889 --

Amendment 889
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Carlos Zorrinho, Victor Negrescu, Zigmantas Balčytis
S&D
Article 70 – paragraph 1 a (new)

1 a. National regulatory authorities shall take account in particular of the following factors:

Justification: Civil engineering access enhances infrastructure-based-competition but should not be treated as the sole or primary remedy. That is what it is necessary to include the complementary obligation of giving access to the entire physical network elements (i.e. passive access). Passive remedies, compared to active ones, remain the main wholesale access products that ensure and promote sustainable infrastructure-based competition. The amendment therefore gives priority to passive over active remedies.


Cf. AM 943 sur l'art. 71


Amendment 893 -

Amendment 893
Pavel Telička
ALDE
Article 70 – paragraph 2

2. National regulatory authorities may impose obligations on an operator to provide access in accordance with this Article, irrespective of whether the assets that are affected by the obligation are part of the relevant market in accordance with the market analysis, provided that the obligation is necessary and proportionate to meet the objectives of Article 3.

2. National regulatory authorities shall take account in particular of the following factors:'''''(a) the technical and economic viability of using or installing competing facilities, in the light of the rate of market development, taking into account the nature and type of interconnection and/or access involved, including the viability of other upstream access products such as access to ducts;'''''(b) the technological evolution affecting network design and management'''''(c) the feasibility of providing the access proposed, in relation to the capacity available;'''''(d) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment;'''''(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition;'''''(f) where appropriate, any relevant intellectual property rights;'''''(g) the provision of pan-European services.


Amendment 894 -

Amendment 894
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 70 – paragraph 2

2. National regulatory authorities may impose obligations on an operator to provide access in accordance with this Article, irrespective of whether the assets that are affected by the obligation are part of the relevant market in accordance with the market analysis, provided that the obligation is necessary and proportionate to meet the objectives of Article 3.

2. National regulatory authorities shall take account in particular of the following factors:

Justification: Civil engineering access enhances infrastructure-based-competition but should not be treated as the sole or primary remedy. That is what it is necessary to include the complementary obligation of giving access to the entire physical network elements (i.e. passive access). Passive remedies, compared to active ones, remain the main wholesale access products that ensure and promote sustainable infrastructure-based competition. The amendment therefore gives priority to passive over active remedies.


Amendment 895 -

Amendment 895
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 70 – paragraph 2 – point a (new)

(a) the technical and economic viability of using or installing competing facilities, in the light of the rate of market development, taking into account the nature and type of interconnection and/or access involved, including the viability of other upstream access products such as access to ducts;


Amendment 896 -

Amendment 896
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 70 – paragraph 2 – point b (new)

(b) the technological evolution affecting network design and management


Amendment 897 -

Amendment 897
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 70 – paragraph 2 – point c (new)

(c) the feasibility of providing the access proposed, in relation to the capacity available;


Amendment 898 -

Amendment 898
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 70 – paragraph 2 – point d (new)

(d) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment;


Amendment 899 -

Amendment 899
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 70 – paragraph 2 – point e (new)

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure based competition;


Amendment 900 -

Amendment 900
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 70 – paragraph 2 – point f (new)

(f) the provision of pan-European services.


Amendment 901 -

Amendment 901
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 70 a (new)

Article 70 a

Access obligations beyond civil engineering

In geographic areas where two access networks can be expected on a forward-looking basis and where at least one of the network operators offers wholesale access to any interested undertaking, on reasonable commercial terms permitting sustainable competition on the retail market, national regulatory authorities shall not impose or maintain wholesale access obligations, beyond access to civil infrastructure according to Article 3 of Directive 2014/61/EU.

Amendment 902 /

Amendment 902
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Patrizia Toia, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod
S&D
Article 71 – title

Obligations of access to, and use of, specific network facilities

Obligations of access to, and use of, entire and shared physical network elements

Justification: In line with other AMs.Amendment


Modification du titre => restriction au passif /!\ Inacceptable si l'actif n'est pas mis sur un pied d'égalité quelque part.


Amendment 903 -

Amendment 903
Pavel Telička
ALDE
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators:


AM identique à l'AM 904 - En contradiction avec d'autres AM que nous soutenons (cf. 907)


Amendment 905 +

Amendment 905
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.

A national regulatory authority may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market, or would not be in the end-user's interest.

Justification: We need to ensure effective access to ducts and poles of SMP operators to ensure competition persists in the European markets.


AM presque identique aux AMs 907 et 908, ainsi qu'à l'AM 909


Amendment 906 -

Amendment 906
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 3 of Directive 2014/61/EU would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where this is not to the detriment of innovative developments such as very high capacity networks and software emulated networks, and where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.


Fait passer l'innovation avant le reste ce qui implique trop de dérives possibles


Amendment 907 ++

Amendment 907
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.

A national regulatory authority may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.


AM identique à l'AM 908

Amendment 909 +

Amendment 909
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.

A national regulatory authority may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of long-term sustainable competition in the relevant markets, and would not be in the end-user's interest.

Justification: Access to civil engineering is important to contribute to sustainable competition, however it should take into account the limited availability or physical constraints of granting such access, therefore the national regulatory authority shall look at the most efficient remedies and not necessarily prioritise one over the other. In addition, the sole focus on retail market is not appropriate and should be replaced by long term sustainable competition in the relevant markets. In accordance with rule 104 of the rules of procedure, this amendment is necessary for pressing reasons related to the internal logic of the text


Presque identiques aux AMs 905, 907 et 908. Essaie de ne pas se focaliser à la concurrence sur le marché de détail.

Amendment 911 -

Amendment 911
Evžen Tošenovský
ECR
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not on their own lead to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 3, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.

Only where a national regulatory authority concludes that the obligations imposed in accordance with Article 70 would not address the competition problems identified in the relevant market, it may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66, impose obligations on operators to meet reasonable requests for access to, and use of, specific network elements and associated facilities, in situations where the national regulatory authority considers that denial of access or unreasonable terms and conditions having a similar effect would hinder the emergence of a sustainable competitive market at the retail level, and would not be in the end-user's interest.


Amendment 912 +

Amendment 912
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part

Operators may be required inter alia:

National regulatory authorities may impose inter alia:


Clarifie le fait que ce sont les ARNs qui peuvent imposer des obligations aux opérateurs.

Amendment 913 --

Amendment 913
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part

Operators may be required inter alia:

Operators may be required:


En enlevant le "inter alia", le PPE veut réduire les obligations qui peuvent porter les opérateurs.

Amendment 914 /

Amendment 914
Pavel Telička
ALDE
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point a

(a) to give third parties access to specified network elements and/or facilities, as appropriate including access to network elements which are either not active or physical and/or active or virtual unbundled access to the local loop;

(a) to give third parties access to specified non-physical network elements including active services;


/!\ Se focalise sur l'accès au éléments non physiques => offres activées - Identique aux AM 915 et 916


Amendment 917 /

Amendment 917
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point a

(a) to give third parties access to specified network elements and/or facilities, as appropriate including access to network elements which are either not active or physical and/or active or virtual unbundled access to the local loop;

(a) to give third parties access to specified non-physical network elements and/or facilities, as appropriate including active services under transparent and regulated tariff conditions, which at least make it possible to reproduce the tariffs of the retail offers of the regulated operator;


/!\ Se focalise sur l'accès au éléments non physiques => offres activées, mais plus complet que l'AM 914. Nous sommes totalement d'accord avec la seconde partie. C'est l'ajout "non-physical" qui me fait hésiter !


Amendment 918 --

Amendment 918
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point a

(a) to give third parties access to specified network elements and/or facilities, as appropriate including access to network elements which are either not active or physical and/or active or virtual unbundled access to the local loop;

(a) to give third parties access at a single network layer that best addresses the problem identified at retail level as appropriate including access to network elements which are either not active (or physical) or active (or virtual) access to the local loop;


Considère que les obligations ne doivent exister que si des problèmes sont identifiés au niveau 'retail'. Cet AM n'a d'utilité que pour favoriser encore un peu plus la position dominante des très gros opérateurs.

Amendment 919 /

Amendment 919
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point a

(a) to give third parties access to specified network elements and/or facilities, as appropriate including access to network elements which are either not active or physical and/or active or virtual unbundled access to the local loop;

(a) obligations of access to, and use of, specific entire physical network elements and associated facilities, including unbundled access to the metallic local loop and sub-loop as well as unbundled access to fibre loops and fibre terminating segments


Focalise sur le passif et le dégroupage. Ne parle pas de l'offre active.


Amendment 920 /

Amendment 920
Michał Boni
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point a

(a) to give third parties access to specified network elements and/or facilities, as appropriate including access to network elements which are either not active or physical and/or active or virtual unbundled access to the local loop;

(a) to give third parties access to specified network elements and/or facilities, as appropriate including access to any active network elements and/or virtual unbundled access to the local loop;

Justification: It is suggested to clarify that Article 71 applies to active network elements only, while Article 70 addresses the regulation of passive infrastructure.


/!\ Considère que l'art. 70 s'adresse au passif uniquement et l'art. 71 à l'actif uniquement.


Amendment 924 -

Amendment 924
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point b

(b) to negotiate in good faith with undertakings requesting access;

deleted


Amendment 925 -

Amendment 925
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point c

(c) not to withdraw access to facilities already granted;

deleted


Amendment 926 -

Amendment 926
Fulvio Martusciello
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point c a (new)

(c a) to provide specified services on a wholesale basis for resale by third parties;


Amendment 930 --

Amendment 930
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point d

(d) to grant open access to technical interfaces, protocols or other key technologies that are indispensable for the interoperability of services or virtual network services;

deleted


Amendment 931 --

Amendment 931
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point d

(d) to grant open access to technical interfaces, protocols or other key technologies that are indispensable for the interoperability of services or virtual network services;

(d) to grant open access to technical interfaces, protocols or other key technologies that are indispensable for the interoperability of services;


Amendment 932 --

Amendment 932
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point e

(e) to provide co-location or other forms of associated facilities sharing;

deleted


Amendment 933 --

Amendment 933
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point f

(f) to provide specified services needed to ensure interoperability of end-to-end services to users, including facilities for software emulated networks or roaming on mobile networks;

deleted


Amendment 934 --

Amendment 934
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point f

(f) to provide specified services needed to ensure interoperability of end-to-end services to users, including facilities for software emulated networks or roaming on mobile networks;

(f) to provide specified services needed to ensure interoperability of end-to-end services to users, including facilities for roaming on mobile networks;


Cet AM concerne le "network slicing" des réseaux 5G. La 5G permet d'avoir *des* réseaux car le réseau (antennes, matériel opérateur) sera générique et pourra être programmé pour un usage donné en fonction des caractéristiques attendues du réseau (ex: faible latence). Cet AM vise donc à empêcher l'obligation de fournir les services d'accès nécessaires pour qu'un opérateur tiers puisse opérer sur le réseau "slicé", avec pour conséquence la fermeture du marché et de la concurrence.

Amendment 935 --

Amendment 935
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point g

(g) to provide access to operational support systems or similar software systems necessary to ensure fair competition in the provision of services;

deleted


Amendment 936 --

Amendment 936
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point h

(h) to interconnect networks or network facilities;

deleted


Amendment 937 --

Amendment 937
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point i

(i) to provide access to associated services such as identity, location and presence service.

deleted

Amendment 939 ++

Amendment 939
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – introductory part

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

2. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

Justification: Before intervening in wholesale markets, NRAs would have to demonstrate that their intervention corresponds to a retail problem. The focus on retail markets would lead to the automatic de-regulation of wholesale markets in many cases, and would ultimately lead to the monopolisation or ‘duopolisation’. In addition, retail competition of the kind where all retail providers are dependent on one wholesale provider is not sustainable in the long run and only amounts to ‘fake-competition’ and could lead to higher prices and less innovation and choice for end-users.The mere existence of a “prospective commercial access offer” should not be a sufficient basis upon which to require regulatory forbearance – if it were, then the absence of take-up could result in a de facto unregulated monopoly (see also BEREC opinion BoR (16) 213 (p. 7)).


Amendment 940 ++

Amendment 940
David Borrelli, Dario Tamburrano
EFD
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – introductory part

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

2. National regulatory authorities shall take account in particular of the following factors:

Justification: The focus on retail markets would lead to the automatic de-regulation of wholesale markets in many cases. Furthermore, The mere existence of a “prospective commercial access offer” should not be a sufficient basis upon which to require regulatory forbearance.


Amendment 943 --

Amendment 943
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – introductory part

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

2. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:(a) the technical and economic viability of using or installing competing facilities, in the light of the rate of market development, taking into account the nature and type of interconnection and/or access involved, including the viability of other upstream access products such as access to ducts;'''''(b) the technological evolution affecting network design and management'''''(cb) the feasibility of providing the access proposed, in relation to the capacity available;'''''(dc) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment ;'''''(ed) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition;'''''(fe) where appropriate, any relevant intellectual property rights;'''''(g) the provision of pan-European services.


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Amendment 944 /

Amendment 944
José Blanco López, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – introductory part

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article, but shall when needed be adapted so as to reflect significant market changes. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

Justification: This provision aims at ensuring that the assessment should reflect significant market changes


Amendment 946 -

Amendment 946
Michał Boni
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – introductory part

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article but shall at all time be adapted so as to reflect significant market changes. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

Justification: Article 71 provides that, in their assessment, NRAs should include existing or prospective commercial access offers and existing or contemplated regulated access. Including prospective offers and contemplated access however reduces predictability and legal certainty for providers of electronic communications services and networks. Consequently, only existing commercial access offers or regulated access should be taken into account. In addition, this provision should expressly provide that such assessment should at all times reflect significant market changes so as to avoid the situation that obligations that are no longer justified are maintained.


Amendment 947 /

Amendment 947
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – introductory part

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem at the retail level. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

2. When national regulatory authorities are considering the appropriateness of imposing any of the possible specific obligations referred in paragraph 1, and in particular when assessing, in conformity with the principle of proportionality, whether and how such obligations should be imposed, they shall analyse whether other forms of access to wholesale inputs either on the same or a related wholesale market, would already be sufficient to address the identified problem in the relevant markets. The assessment shall include existing or prospective commercial access offers, regulated access pursuant to Article 59, or existing or contemplated regulated access to other wholesale inputs pursuant to this Article. They shall take account in particular of the following factors:

Justification: There are often several retail markets linked to one larger wholesale market, that might evolve more rapidly in different manners while barriers to entry remain in the relevant wholesale market, therefore the sole focus on retail market is not appropriate and should be replaced by long term sustainable competition in the relevant markets. In accordance with rule 104 of the rules of procedure, this amendment is necessary for pressing reasons related to the internal logic of the text


Amendment 948 ++

Amendment 948
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point a

(a) the technical and economic viability of using or installing competing facilities, in the light of the rate of market development, taking into account the nature and type of interconnection and/or access involved, including the viability of other upstream access products such as access to ducts;

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Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 950 -

Amendment 950
Pavel Telička
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point b

(b) the expected technological evolution affecting network design and management

(b) the technological evolution affecting network design and management


Amendment 952 /

Amendment 952
Kaja Kallas
ALDE
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point b a (new)

(b a) the need to ensure technology neutrality enabling access seekers to design and manage their own network

Justification: Without prejudice to SMP operators freedom to develop their own network architecture, regulators should ensure that the remedies adopted are forward looking by providing incentives for the development of open and flexible network architecture, that would enable the adoption of less burdensome and complex remedies.


Amendment 953 ++

Amendment 953
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point c

(c) the feasibility of providing the access proposed, in relation to the capacity available;

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Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 954 ++

Amendment 954
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point d

(d) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment with particular regard to investments in and risk levels associated with very high capacity networks;

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Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 955 -

Amendment 955
Fulvio Martusciello
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point d

(d) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment with particular regard to investments in and risk levels associated with very high capacity networks;

(d) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment;


Amendment 958 -

Amendment 958
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point d

(d) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment with particular regard to investments in and risk levels associated with very high capacity networks;

(d) the initial investment by the facility owner, taking account of any public investment made and the risks involved in making the investment with particular regard to investments;


Amendment 959 ++

Amendment 959
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point e

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition and to sustainable competition based on co-investment in networks;

deleted


Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 960 -

Amendment 960
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point e

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition and to sustainable competition based on co-investment in networks;

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition and to sustainable competition such as those based on co-investment in networks and other innovative commercial business models;


Amendment 961 -

Amendment 961
José Blanco López, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point e

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition and to sustainable competition based on co-investment in networks;

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition and to sustainable competition based on innovative commercial business models such as, but not only, co-investment in networks;

Justification: Recital 166 introduces the need to take into account newly concluded voluntary agreements between operators in order to provide regulatory flexibility. Co-investment is a particular case, but not the only one


Amendment 962 /

Amendment 962
David Borrelli, Dario Tamburrano
EFD
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point e

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition and to sustainable competition based on co-investment in networks;

(e) the need to safeguard competition in the long term, with particular attention to economically efficient infrastructure-based competition;

Justification: Necessary because some of the co-investment schemes have the potential to create ineffectively competitive market outcomes.


Amendment 967 ++

Amendment 967
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point f

(f) where appropriate, any relevant intellectual property rights;

deleted


Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 968 ++

Amendment 968
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Edouard Martin, Zigmantas Balčytis, Victor Negrescu, Carlos Zorrinho, Dan Nica, Jeppe Kofod, Patrizia Toia
S&D
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point g

(g) the provision of pan-European services.

deleted


Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 969 ++

Amendment 969
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point g a (new)

(g a) the existence of a broad choice of offers and providers for fixed and mobile access, for each consumer in Europe irrespective of their place of residence;


Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 970 ++

Amendment 970
Michel Reimon
Verts/ALE
Article 71 – paragraph 2 – point g b (new)

(g b) the development of a democratic society in the digital era allowing free access to information and expression for all citizens of Europe;


Suppression - The role of NRAs is not to secure the investments of operators but to ensure a harmonious development in the territories and give to all equal access to the market and services.


Amendment 971 --

Amendment 971
Anna Záborská, Ivan Štefanec
EPP
Article 71 – paragraph 2 a (new)

2 a. In order to account for the long-term interest of end-users, national regulatory authorities should focus more on facilitating network investments by all operators. Regulation should not be to the detriment of innovative developments, in particular very high capacity networks, software defined networks and network function virtualisation. Only where strictly necessary to safeguard competition and where no alternative access possibilities, including access based on commercial agreements, exist, regulated access should be maintained in an appropriate and balanced manner, i.e. at a single network layer. Regulated access at multiple network layers has led to unnecessarily high complexity with regard to the consistency of regulated wholesale products at different network layers and unduly restricts flexibility and commercial freedom in the dynamic telecoms market environment. Limiting access to a single network layer that best addresses the problem identified at the retail level will significantly reduce regulatory costs and the potential for regulatory gaming by market players, leading to more efficient and appropriate outcomes. In this regard, national regulatory authorities should assess whether active or passive access is more appropriate in consideration of national or local circumstances. As unbundling is detrimental to network investments by allowing 'cream-skimming' of the most profitable customers at average cost, there should no longer be an obligation to provide unbundled access, which undermines investment models based on product and price differentiation.