Christoph Mertens

Open Internet Working Group

The Open Internet Working Group continuously contributes to a harmonised application of the Open Internet Regulation in Europe. The OI Working Group aims at ensuring the objectives of the Regulation, i.e. to safeguard equal and non-discriminatory treatment of traffic in the provision of internet access services and related end-users’ rights, to protect end-users and simultaneously to guarantee the continued functioning of the internet ecosystem as an engine of innovation. This Working Group also helps National Regulatory Authorities by sharing knowledge on the application of the Open Internet rules.

Christoph Mertens joined the German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) in 1998. Currently he works in BNetzA’s unit “Net Neutrality, Platform Monitoring, and Artificial Intelligence” and before that, he worked in units dealing with Internet Economics and Telecommunications Regulatory Policy. Christoph was active in the former Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) Working Groups related to Next Generation Networks, Next Generation Access, and Voice over IP. Before he came to BNetzA, he worked in the economic policy unit of a large German utility. 

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