Under the existing framework of legislation regulating communications networks and services (Directives 2009/140/EC, 2002/19/EC, Directive 2002/20/EC and Directive 2002/21/EC), providers of public communication networks are obliged to take measures guaranteeing the security and integrity of these networks and ensuring the continuity of services provided over these networks. A proposal has therefore now been drafted and submitted for consultation in respect of further measures to ensure the continuity of telecommunications services. The consultation is aimed at collecting reactions to the proposal and to ensure support for the proposed measures. The consultation will close on 14 November 2011.