On September 13, 2018, the UK government published guidance on what telecoms businesses should do if there is no Brexit deal. The guidance outlines a contingency plan for the scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, and covers areas such as data protection, international roaming, and the telecoms framework.
- Once completed, Brexit is likely to have little impact on the UK's telecoms regulatory environment. The UK is generally seen very much as a leader in implementing practical telecoms regulation.
Features and Benefits
- Assesses the potential impact of Brexit on the telecoms regulatory framework in the UK
- Assesses the potential impact of Brexit on broadcasting regulation.
Key questions answered
- What plans do the UK government have in place should the country leave the EU without a deal?
- How does Ofcom see its relationship with EU regulatory authorities following the UK's departure from the EU?
Table of contents
Ofcom is recommending a triple test when deciding which EU laws should continue to apply in the UK after Brexit
The Country of Origin principle cannot just exist in UK law, but needs to be reciprocated by the remaining EU27 to be effective
Adequacy assessment discussions need to happen now to prevent any disruption to the flow of data from the EU to the UK
UK consumers are not expected to lose the benefits of the "roam-like-at-home" regime