24 Mar 2022 | Neofytos Makris
The Law on the Regulation of Electronic Communications 2022
The European Electronic Communications Code (hereinafter “EECC”) established by the Directive (EU) 2018/1972, has been transposed in Cyprus with the enactment of the Law on the Regulation of Electronic Communications of 2022 (hereinafter “the Electronic Communications Law 2022”). This new Law on electronic communications came into force on the 4th of March 2022 with its publication in the Official Newspaper of the Republic of Cyprus.
The Electronic Communications Law 2022 covers the provisions concerning electronic communications replacing the ones capped by two amending Laws, namely the Law amending the Radiocommunications Law and the Law amending the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law.
The EECC which was adopted in 2018 has the purpose of updating the rules which govern the area of telecommunications and to promote connectivity and access to high-capacity networks (e.g., 5G networks). It also aims to ensure effective competition and the security of services and networks.
Below, is a non-exhaustive list of the key changes brought about by the Electronic Communications Law 2022:
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