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  • New benchmark on policy initiatives targeting online platforms

    21-06-2017

    Cullen International has published a new benchmark mapping policy initiatives specifically targeting online platforms in 14 European countries.

  • Latest infographic on EU NRAs’ approach towards zero rating

    21-06-2017

    An overview of the positions recently taken by some European NRAs towards mobile operators' zero rating offers.

  • New benchmarks on postal NRAs’ powers in Europe

    16-06-2017

    Cullen International has published two new benchmarks on the ability of European postal NRAs to intervene in disputes and whether they can impose fines as a means of enforcement.

  • Briefing on the end of roaming surcharges in the EU

    15-06-2017

    Author : Martin Schraa

    Retail roaming surcharges for international voice, SMS and data have been abolished as of June 15, 2017. This concludes a legislative process of more than ten years. Cullen International's briefing gives an overview of the main changes in the EU roaming regulation.

  • 25th Conference on Postal & Delivery Economics: Commission should focus on universal service instead of cross-border parcel delivery

    07-06-2017

    Author : Virginie Alloo

    The 25th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics took place in Barcelona from May 24-27, 2017. This report summarizes the key findings of the conference.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    06-06-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • Overview of Netflix (film) taxes in Europe and the Americas

    31-05-2017

    Cullen International's new benchmark shows where video on demand/over-the-top platforms such as Netflix are subject to a tax aimed at funding national film/audiovisual creation.

  • Should the Electronic Communications Code include provisions on co-investments?

    24-05-2017

    Author : Stefano De Luca

  • New European telecoms benchmark on geographic markets and remedies

    22-05-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark of geographic markets for wholesale local and central access (markets 3a and 3b/2014) covering 17 Western European countries plus Poland.

  • Benchmark on fair use policies for mobile broadband in Europe (Updated May 19)

    19-05-2017

    Cullen International's published a latest benchmark showing in which European markets an unlimited offer is available and whether a fair use policy applies.

  • Now also covering Panama as part of our Americas Telecoms service

    16-05-2017

    Cullen International just added Panama to the coverage of its Americas Telecoms service - now tracking the regulatory environment and main legislation in 16 countries across the American continent.

  • EU Parliament lead Transport & Tourism (TRAN) committee draft report: obligations for all cross-border parcel delivery providers and for online traders

    09-05-2017

    Author : Tomasz Kulinski

    Cullen International’s briefing analyses the European Parliament’s lead Transport and Tourism (TRAN) committee’s draft report, comparing the suggested amendments with the Commission’s proposed Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery.

  • New report on the revision of the AVMS Directive: EU Parliament calls for substantive changes to the Commission’s proposal

    02-05-2017

    Author : Laura Sboarina

    Cullen International's latest flash message provides a full, point-by-point comparison between the European Commission’s proposal to update the Audiovisual Media Service (AVMS) Directive and the latest report by the lead Education and Culture (CULT) committee of the European Parliament.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    02-05-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • New benchmark on health limits for exposure to electromagnetic fields

    27-04-2017

    Cullen International's latest benchmark shows the health limits for exposure to electromagnetic fields across Europe.

  • New benchmark on e-procurement in the Americas

    13-04-2017

    Cullen International's latest benchmark provides a status overview of the use and eligibility requirements of online public procurement systems in the Americas.

  • New benchmark on the regulation of Uber-like services

    11-04-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on different approaches towards the regulation of Uber-like services across the Americas.

  • New benchmark on number-independent OTT communication services

    06-04-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark showing whether number-independent OTT communication services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Gmail and Apple FaceTime are currently considered as electronic communications services (ECS) in European countries.

  • New benchmarks on service levels for wholesale provisioning and repair in Europe

    04-04-2017

    Cullen International published two new benchmarks assessing the quality levels required for wholesale broadband services across countries in Western Europe.

  • New benchmark on accessibility in audiovisual media services (in the Americas)

    03-04-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark assessing the requirements imposed on audiovisual services providers for the protection of people with disabilities.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    27-03-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • New report on the regulation of drones used for parcel delivery

    20-03-2017

    Author : Tomasz Kulinski

    Cullen International's latest report on drone regulation explains the European Commission’s proposals to include drones within the scope of air traffic safety rules, while also establishing a common European framework for the manufacture and operation of these unmanned aircraft.

  • New infographic on EU NRAs’ approach towards zero rating offers

    13-03-2017

    An overview of the positions recently taken by some European NRAs towards mobile operators' zero rating offers.

  • New benchmark on spectrum trading in the Americas

    08-03-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on spectrum trading operations in the Americas.

  • New infographic on the risks of mobile network sharing

    23-02-2017

    A snapshot of mobile network sharing in Europe, showing how closer network sharing brings the risk of competition law intervention.

  • New benchmark on Regulatory Basis for MVNOs

    14-02-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on European cases where mobile network operators are obliged to give access to MVNOs on regulated terms

  • BITS seminar on 'Internet of Things and IP peering'

    08-02-2017

    Author : Philippe Defraigne

    Cullen International, together with the Universities of Leuven and Namur, held on February 2, 2017 a seminar on 'internet and IP peering'.The seminar discussed the technical arrangements, commercial agreements and regulatory implications on IP interconnection.

  • United States: New policies and regulation shaping up under Trump's administration

    03-02-2017

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Cullen International published a report on US policy and regulatory developments (such as data protection, net neutrality, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) and media ownership) in the month of January pre- and post-inauguration.

  • Ofcom moving forward with legal separation of BT and Openreach

    07-12-2016| Europe

    Author : Cullen International

    Organizer : Cullen International

  • FCC raises concerns over zero rating video streaming offers

    07-12-2016| Americas

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Organizer : Cullen International

  • Lunch debate: EU Copyright Reform: How to share the value for the uses of content by online platforms

    07-12-2016| Brussels, Belgium

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/news/2016/lunch-debate/lunch-debate

    Organizer : Cullen International

  • European Commission gives conditional clearance to the Microsoft/LinkedIn merger

    06-12-2016| Europe

    Author : Cullen International

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The European Commission has conditionally cleared Microsoft’s US$26bn (€23.28bn) acquisition of LinkedIn after a phase I investigation. (Digital Economy, Competition Law)

  • Special report: Telecoms, Media and Digital Economy Landscape in the US

    10-11-2016| Americas

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Organizer : Cullen International

  • FCC adopts new customer privacy and data protection framework

    31-10-2016| Americas

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Organizer : Cullen International

    Digital Economy, Americas

  • New: Poland is now available in the Postal service reports and analyses

    18-10-2016| Europe

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The European Postal service covers eleven countries

  • AT&T goes vertical and announces acquisition of Time Warner - Americas

    16-10-2016| Americas

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Organizer : Cullen International

    Telecoms, Media

  • New: EU Weekly Report

    16-10-2016| Europe

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    Organizer : Cullen International

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • Facebook told to stop collecting and storing data of German Whatsapp users

    02-10-2016| Europe

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The Hamburg data protection authority (DPA) ordered Facebook to stop collecting and sharing data of WhatsApp´s German users.

  • BEREC publishes net neutrality guidelines

    01-09-2016| Europe

    Author : Matej Podbevsek

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The final version of BEREC net neutrality guidelines, published on August 30.

  • Telcomp has invited Cullen International to a debate session on the future of regulation for the telecom sector

    30-06-2016| Americas

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Organizer : Cullen International

    Telcomp, the Brazilian association of telecommunication operators, has invited Cullen International to a debate session on the future of regulation for the telecom sector in the country

  • Abigail Browne Fellowship 2016

    23-05-2016| Europe

    Organizer : Cullen International

    Cullen International announces a new fellowship in memory of Abigail Browne (1976-2015).

  • Announcement regarding the appointment of a new CEO for Cullen International

    07-04-2016

  • New benchmark on IP interconnection in Latin America

    05-04-2016

    Cullen International published a new benchmark showing that there are few obligations to offer IP interconnection for fixed telephony in Latin America.

  • New benchmark on regulated wholesale access to cable networks

    07-03-2016

    Cullen International published a new benchmark showing that four European countries have regulated wholesale access to cable networks.

  • Cullen International wins prize for most innovative ICT event

    15-02-2016

    The 6th LATAM-EU Symposium on Telecoms & Media Regulation was awarded the prize for most innovative ICT event by Colombian news portal Evaluamos.

  • Cullen International's LATAM Telecoms service has reached new heights* by adding Bolivia to its country coverage

    01-02-2016

    Cullen International's LATAM Telecoms service now also covers Bolivia in the Country Profile reports.

  • New benchmark on the regulation of TV distributors in Europe

    17-12-2015

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on the regulation of distributors in Europe as part of our European Media service.

  • Cullen International selected by the European Commission to carry out a study assessing the current EU regulatory framework for electronic communications

    15-12-2015

    Cullen International, together with WIK-Consult and the Research Centre for Information, Law and Society (CRIDS) of the University of Namur, has been selected by the European Commission (DG Connect) to carry out a study entitled “Substantive issues of review in the areas of market entry, management of scarce resources and general consumer issues”.

  • New benchmark on registration of prepaid mobile customers

    10-12-2015

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on the registration requirements of prepaid mobile customers across Europe.

  • New benchmark on regulation on over the top (OTT) services in Latin America

    02-11-2015

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on regulation on over the top (OTT) services in Latin America as part of the LATAM Media regulatory intelligence service.

  • New benchmark on Layer 2 wholesale access, virtual unbundling and enhanced bitstream

    27-10-2015

    Cullen International just added a new benchmark on Layer 2 wholesale access, virtual unbundling (VULA) and enhanced bitstream to its European Telecoms service.

  • Recent European spectrum develoments bring the 1452-92 MHz band into the spotlight

    23-10-2015

    Cullen International just added a new benchmark on the regulation of the 1452–92 MHz band in Europe to its Radio Spectrum service.

  • New benchmarks on sharing economy and on reporting requirements for cyber security breaches

    20-10-2015

    Cullen International just published two topical new benchmarks within our Digital Economy service: One on 'National approaches on the sharing economy' and one on 'Reporting requirements for cyber security breaches' (30 European countries covered).

  • New benchmarks on zero rating and handset theft prevention added to LATAM Telecoms service

    02-10-2015

    Cullen International just added 2 new benchmarks on zero rating and handset theft prevention to our LATAM Telecoms service, as well as an overview on recent mergers and acquisitions in the sector. These benchmarks now also cover Paraguay.

  • Brussels office expansion - all under one roof

    24-06-2015

    Cullen International moved the Namur office to merge with our newly expanded Brussels headquarters to now have all Belgian staff under one roof. The Brussels address remains the same, but phone numbers changed.

  • New benchmarks on price squeeze and telecoms fees added to European Telecoms service

    05-06-2015

    Cullen International just added two new benchmarks to its European Telecoms service: "Price squeeze and economic replicability tests (ERT) " and "Telecom fees and taxes".

  • e-Commerce becomes Digital Economy

    14-04-2015

    Cullen International has just just relaunched its European e-Commerce service as the Digital Economy Service to reflect more accurately the broad range of topics covered by this service. The newly revamped service provides enhanced features and simplified access to hot topics in regulation affecting the internet, such as OTTs, e-Health, apps, cloud and the Internet of Things.

  • Two new features added to our LATAM Telecoms service

    30-03-2015

    Cullen International added two new features to our LATAM Telecoms Cross-Country Analysis report: including Ecuador as the 8th country to be covered; and two new tables on quality of service monitoring.

  • New benchmarks on TV channel licences, strategies into football content and Netflix like services

    19-03-2015

    Cullen International published 3 new benchmarks as part of our European Media service: TV channel licences, strategies into football content and ''TV-like' services launched by national broadcasters/operators.

  • New benchmarks on broadcasting piracy in LATAM countries

    09-03-2015

    Cullen International included two new benchmarks on signal theft, decoder and smart card piracy and on under-reporting practices and responses in the latest Cross-Country Analysis report, which is part of the LATAM Media regulatory intelligence service.

  • New market data available in LATAM Telecoms service

    27-02-2015

    Cullen International includes new key market data in its LATAM Telecoms Country Profiles, covering 12 countries in the region.

  • Cullen International launches new Competition Law service

    12-02-2015

    Cullen International just launched a new cross-sectoral Competition Law service following cases at EU and national levels and covering all critical competition law themes.

  • New country coverage of LATAM Telecoms service

    02-02-2015

    Cullen International just added the Dominican Republic and Paraguay to its LATAM Telecoms service - now tracking the regulatory environment and main legislation in 12 LATAM countries.

  • New coverage of European Media service

    28-11-2014

    Cullen International just included Sweden in its national benchmark of European audiovisual regulation, as well as a new table on Netflix internet average speeds and partnerships.

  • New benchmarks on postal USO

    18-11-2014

    Cullen International included three new benchmarks on Universal Service Obligation (USO) calculation, financing and governance in the latest Cross-Country Analysis report, which is part of the European postal regulatory intelligence service.

  • Slovenia added as 18th country to our European Spectrum service

    03-11-2014

    Cullen International's has just added Slovenia to his European Spectrum service, as well as a new benchmark on member states' plans to award additional bands for mobile broadband.

  • Cullen International contributed an article to "Reinventing the Post II - Changing Postal Thinking"

    26-09-2014

    Cullen International's senior postal analyst Carla Pace has contributed an article on "European postal privatisations and the economic crisis" in the book "Reinventing the Post II - Changing Postal Thinking".

  • 5th LATAM-EU Symposium on Telecoms & Media Regulation

    12-09-2014

    The fifth edition of Cullen International's annual regulatory seminar will take place in Mexico City on November 6, 2014, with the kind participation of the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), this year's theme will be: Regulatory Strategies for Competition and Convergence

  • Poland added as the 8th country to our European Media regulatory intelligence service

    31-07-2014

    Cullen International's Media service now also monitors and benchmarks audiovisual regulatory developments in Poland, bringing the coverage to a total of eight European countries. Sweden will follow shortly.

  • Discussion paper on consumer protection presented at ITU's GSR14

    03-06-2014

    Cullen International presented a paper on "​Consumer protection in the online world" for discussion at ITU's Global Symposium for Regulators 2014 in Bahrain.

  • New study report on electronic communications in EU enlargement countries

    07-03-2014

    Cullen International just published the final report of a 3-year study for the European Commission on the "Monitoring of electronic communications in the enlargement countries".

  • BITS Seminar on data portability - Brussels, April 29

    28-02-2014

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/events/training--conferences/conferences/2014/04/bits-seminar-on-data-portability-at-the-crossroads-of-data-protection-and-competition-policy/

    Cullen International, together with the universities of Namur and Leuven, will organize a seminar on data portability at the crossroads of data protection and competition policy.

  • New expanded coverage of Postal regulatory intelligence service

    22-01-2014

    Cullen International's Postal service now also monitors and analyses postal regulatory developments in Finland, Ireland, Italy and Spain (in addition to the 6 initial European countries).

  • BITS Seminar on industrial policy and telecom regulation - Brussels, January 28

    09-01-2014

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/events/training--conferences/conferences/2014/01/bits-seminar-on-industrial-policy-and-telecom-regulation/

    Cullen International, together with the universities of Namur and Leuven, will organize a seminar on industrial policy and telecom regulation.

  • New Regulatory Training Calendar 2014

    11-12-2013

    Our training offering ranges from our popular masterclasses, providing a comprehensive overview of sector regulation, to specialist seminars focusing on specific regulatory topics.

  • BITS (Brussels Internet & Telecoms Seminars) on Net Neutrality - Brussels, November 28

    20-11-2013

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/events/training--conferences/conferences/2013/11/bits-seminar-on-net-neutrality/

    Cullen International, together with the universities of Namur and Leuven, will hold a seminar on Net Neutrality and the concept of discrimination under competition law.

  • 4th Latin America-EU Symposium on ICT Regulation

    19-11-2013

    The fourth edition of the ‘Latin America-EU Symposium on ICT Regulation’, endorsed by Osiptel, will take place in Lima, Peru on November 19, 2013, as part of GSMA Latin America’s 40th Plenary Meeting. The theme of this year's edition will be: Consumer protection in a converged world.

  • Cullen International Extends Media Service to Latin America

    01-08-2013

    Cullen International has launched a new Latin America Media service that monitors, analyses and benchmarks key regulatory topics affecting the Latin American audiovisual sector.

  • Cullen International presents at POST-EXPO Latin America

    16-04-2013 -- 17-04-2013

    Cullen International presented findings from its new Postal Regulation Service at the first edition of POST-EXPO Latin America 2013 on April 16-17, 2013 in Brasilia.

  • Cullen International launches new Postal service

    07-02-2013

    This new service covers developments in the critical areas of postal market regulation at EU and national levels (initially covering Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK).