A meeting between the European Commission (EC), specifically its directorates-general for Communications Networks, Content and Technologies (DG CONNECT) and Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid (DG DEVCO), and representatives from Regulatel, the Spanish regulator CMT (Comisión del Mercado de las Comunicaciones) and ANACOM, was held in Brussels to discuss the future of Regulatel. At stake is the latter’s future and sustainability in the period after European support ends in April 2013.
The participants acknowledged the positive work carried out to date and deemed it necessary to work out a new strategy that eventually expands Regulatel’s scope to other bodies (e.g. to competition authorities and ministries), based on the adoption of new statutes, and the consolidation of cooperation with the Economic Commission for Latina America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), the EC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the Euro-Mediterranean Regulators Group (EMERG). This will be the priority of the Forum’s Costa Rican presidency throughout 2013. Regulatel’s next meetings are scheduled for July (Regulatel-BEREC summit) and the last quarter (correspondents meeting and plenary session).