This preliminary draft act partially transposes several directives, including Directive 2018/1972/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the European Electronic Communications Code, and repeals Directives 2002/19/EC, 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC of 7 March 2002 - as amended by two 2009 directives - which constituted the previous legal framework, although many of their provisions have been incorporated into the new Code.

The European legislator has included a clause relating to the five-yearly review of the whole regulatory framework. The first deadline for the revision of the Code is 21 December 2025. In addition, there are two specific revisions, one for markets subject to regulation (end of 2020) and the other for end-user rights (end of 2021).

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