European countries fail to meet timeline for EU's regulatory framework

Only a small handful of European countries have actually met the deadline to incorporate the European Union's new telecom regulatory foundation in their respective laws.

A European Commission spokesman said that the only two countries to incorporate the EU rules into their legislation: Denmark and Estonia. Other countries, including Germany said they might be ready to implement the changes by the summer, while France said it has no plans to propose new legislation after the summer ends, and Italy has not set any clear timetable yet.

Countries that failed to meet the May 25 deadline now face European Commission infringement proceedings.

Under the proposed EU telecom plan are a number of elements set on improving the customer experience, including 24-hour number porting, detailed service tariff and term information, personal information and more effective ways to curtail spam.

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