BEREC criticizes telecoms’ demand for Big Tech to pay for 5G

The EU telecoms regulators’ group BEREC on Friday criticized a push by telecoms providers to get Big Tech to help pay for the rollout of 5G and broadband in Europe, saying it doubted whether such a move would help the bloc meet its connectivity targets.
Kazakhstan mobile networkThe Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) said a mandatory financial fee may lead to higher costs for consumers and impact Europe’s net neutrality rules.

The comments were part of BEREC’s feedback – submitted on Friday – to the European Commission which is looking into the issue.