ICT Sector Assessment

Under the Legal Transition Programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”), the Bank's Legal Transition Team has focused part of its work on the development of detailed analytical assessments of the state of legal transition in a number of commercial and financial sectors of its countries of operations.

These assessments benchmark the developments in these sectors in each country against recognised international best practices, providing analysis of the existing legislative framework, comparison of that framework with best practice and the identification of gaps and legal and regulatory reform needs.
In the electronic communications sector, EBRD has carried out two such assessments, the first in 2008 and the second in 2012. The electronic communications sector in this context refers to the market for the supply of electronic communications services, principally across fixed or mobile platforms, or a combination of both.