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Electronic communication services

According to EU law (Directive 2002/21/EC), electronic communications services are services provided by means of electronic signals over, for example, telecommunications or broadcasting networks.

The term, however, excludes:

  • services controlling editorial content and
  • information society services which do not involve the transmission of signals.