HomeInsightsBody of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sign Memorandum of Understanding


BEREC and the FCC have reconfirmed their ongoing partnership by signing an updated version of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on their international cooperation.

The new MoU builds on previous agreements from 2012 and 2018 with the FCC, an independent US government agency that regulates interstate and international communications via radio, television, wire, satellite and cable networks.

The MoU outlines how BEREC and the FCC commit to regularly exchange information, share technical skill sets and best practices and organise bilateral meetings, seminars and workshops to facilitate action in their respective jurisdictions around topics including:

  • cooperation on electronic communications, regulatory policy and other relevant topics related to the digital economy in the common interest of both organisations;
  • encouraging and accelerating investment in broadband infrastructure deployment;
  • promotion of 5G, 6G, and beyond;
  • market shaping and competition aspects of spectrum management; and
  • sustainability in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

To read BEREC’s news release in full and for a link to the MoU, click here.