Bundesverband Breitbandkommunikation e.V.

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

21

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Bundesverband Breitbandkommunikation e.V.   (BREKO)

    EU Transparency Register

    028570718529-43 First registered on 21 Aug 2015

    Goals / Remit

    BREKO, the leading German Broadband Association, is the shared voice of more than 450 members advocating for competition on the German telecommunications market. Together, they pave the way for future-proof fibre infrastructure and currently account for around 75 percent of the competitive FTTB/H deployment in Germany. Over 220 BREKO members are network operators which provide future-proof fibre access in urban and rural areas. In 2021, their telecommunications investments amounted to € 3.2 billion with a revenue of € 5.2 billion.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Single Market, European Electronic Communications Code, Multiannual Financial Framework, Cybersecurity Act, ePrivacy Regulation, Revision of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive / Gigabit Infrastructure Act, EU Relevant Market Recommendation, CEF2, Digital Services Act, Broadband State Aid, Broadband State Aid guidelines, NGA and NDCM Access Recommendations, Fair Share / Sending Party Pays

    Address

    Head Office
    Menuhinstraße 6
    Bonn 53113
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    Avenue Cortenbergh 172
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Pius Alexander BENCZEK 28 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024
    Mr Daniel Frederik SCHÄFER 22 Jun 2023 21 Jun 2024
    Mr Jonas WÖLL 22 Jun 2023 21 Sep 2023
    Mr Benedict William GROMANN 05 Jul 2022 03 Feb 2023
    Mr Jonas WÖLL 29 Jun 2022 22 Jun 2023
    Mr Jonas WÖLL 09 Jul 2021 29 Jun 2022
    Mr Benedict William GROMANN 07 Jul 2021 05 Jul 2022
    Mr Benedict William GROMANN 21 Jul 2020 07 Jul 2021
    Ms Katrin HEEREN 07 Mar 2020 18 Jul 2020
    Mr Benedict William GROMANN 10 Jul 2019 10 Jul 2020
    Ms Katrin HEEREN 08 Feb 2019 08 Feb 2020
    Mr Johannes Theiss 10 Jul 2018 25 Oct 2018
    Ms Julia KANNENGIEßER 10 Jul 2018 17 Mar 2019
    Mr Johannes Theiss 20 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2018
    Ms Julia KANNENGIEßER 20 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2018
    Mr Johannes Theiss 13 Sep 2016 21 Jul 2017
    Ms Julia KANNENGIEßER 13 Sep 2016 21 Jul 2017
    Mr Johannes Theiss 02 Sep 2015 31 Aug 2016

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    European Local Fibre Alliance (ELFA)
    CDU Wirtschaftsrat
    European Internet Forum (EIF)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Artificial intelligence and digital#Digital Agenda, Digital Single Market, Connectivity

    Communication activities

    https://brekoverband.de/en

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    21 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 08 Feb 2023 Location Brussels (VTC)
      Subject Exchange on European fibre infrastructure network
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Jan 2023 Location Brussels (VC)
      Subject Discuss the perspective of alternative network operators
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jun 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject OTT contribution to infrastructure rollout
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Mar 2022 Location Brussels (VC)
      Subject Discussing recent developments in the German market in the context of upcoming European fibre initiatives and sharing with you our latest market study.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2021 Location Brussels (WEBEX)
      Subject Fibre roll-out: joint ventures; avoid public funds crowding out abundant private finance; regulatory incentives for copper migration and for fibre as more sustainable network; cost reduction and administrative facilitation for deployment.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jun 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Videoconference on the shortages of skilled workforce in the fibre deployment.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Apr 2020 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject German Broadband Funding Scheme
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Feb 2020 Location Bruxelles
      Subject Discussion on digital strategy and measures to accelerate broadband network deployment
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
      • Kim Jorgensen (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Broadband, IoT, 5G
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Code
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom, Electronic Communications Code
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom review framework, competion instruments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Telco review and in particular access provisions.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Roaming, telecom review, regualtion of networks in Germany
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject telecoms policy
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom review
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecommunications Policy
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject German broadband market, Vectoring and telco review.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject telecom review
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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