Romania adopts European Electronic Communications Code

13 Jul 2022

Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has announced the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has now been transposed into national legislation. The code provides Romanian telecoms users with greater rights in their relationship with service providers, and increases information and protection for end users across the EU.

The regulator notes Law No. 198/2022 of 6 July 2022 is intended to stimulate competition, increase investment in 5G networks, establish predictable regulations for radio spectrum management, promote connectivity and improve the quality of electronic communication services. The new law will notably enable ANCOM to begin organising the long-delayed 5G auction for spectrum user rights in the 700MHz, 1500MHz, 2600MHz and 3400MHz-3800MHz bands.