Electronic Communications Service

February 3rd, 2023 | Posted by Claude-Etienne Armingaud in
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A service normally provided for remuneration via electronic communications networks, which encompasses, with the exception of services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services, the following types of services:

a) ‘internet access service’, which means a publicly available electronic communications service that
provides access to the internet, and thereby connectivity to virtually all end points of the internet,
irrespective of the network technology and terminal equipment used (Article 2, second paragraph, point
(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120);

b) interpersonal communications service; and

c) services consisting wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals such as transmission
services used for the provision of machine-to-machine services and for broadcasting.

Source: Article 2(4) of Directive (EU) 2018/1972, as quoted in NIS2


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