On December 16, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft law “On Electronic Communications”, which fundamentally changes the legislative regulations in this sphere. The approved draft law provides:
- reduced number of checks and regulatory pressure on companies in the field of electronic communications
- equal rights and access to the infrastructure for all providers of electronic communications networks and services, and introduces a mechanism of consultation with market participants
- competition in the electronic communications market, which will help attract investment and improve the quality of services for all users
- the choice of individual electronic communication services for the users (if not included in the service package) if technically possible
- the subscriber’s right to get comprehensive and clear information regarding the terms of the contract in accordance with the rules for providing and receiving electronic communication services
- spam reduction due to the prior obligatory subscriber’s consent/refusal to get information
- increased fines for providers of electronic communications in case of violation of user rights
- creation of an Electronic Regulatory Platform – a service that will provide a transparent and automated process of interaction between operators and providers on the one hand and the state on the other one (registers, licenses, radio frequency assignments, geographic information system for geographical surveys of accessibility in Ukraine, etc.) with open and free access
- a detailed procedure for resolving disputes through the regulator, both between several service providers and users and suppliers
In addition, the approved law provides for technology neutrality – the ability of the operator to choose the technology (for example, 3G or LTE) for use on its frequencies.
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