Cracking The Code: Quick Guide To AI Telecoms Licensing In Ireland

The European Electronic Communications Code (the “EECC”) is expanding the remit of national telecoms regulation across the EU to cover ‘interpersonal communication services’ (“ICS”) as well as traditional telecoms services. While the ICS definition has yet to be interpreted by the courts, it is clear that it covers many OTT messaging and calling services (for consumers and enterprises) such as IM, Skype, Viber, cloud services and content providers that were not regulated on the basis of the current framework.