Independent Regulators Group (IRG)

The IRG, which in 2008 changed its legal status to an association under Belgian private law, brings together the NRAs of the electronic communications sectors of the 27 Member States of the European Union, of the European Economic Area countries (Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and EU candidate countries (Croatia and Turkey) and Macedonia, as an observer member.

ICP-ANACOM was present at all Plenary sessions, also participating in an operational middle group with representatives of each NRA, contributing additionally to the compilation and disclosure of information between the different NRAs. In 2008, on its own initiative, it launched 8 questionnaires and responded to another 123 launched on initiative of other NRAs.

During 2008, apart from participation in plenary meetings and Contacts Network meetings, ICP-ANACOM gave priority to its presence and participation in the following project teams: Review of Regulatory Framework (where it participated as reporter), Mobile Termination Rates, Convergence, SMP, End-users, IRGIS (IRG information system), Benchmark, Roaming and Regulatory Accounting, presiding over two project teams (End-users and IRGIS).

It should be noted that the work of the ERG is carried out in close cooperation with the IRG with the projects developed by joint working groups.