The debate on the collaborative economy in the Americas was mainly triggered by the entry of Uber into the major cities of the region. Following court decisions on the legality of transportation services offered through online platforms, national and local governments issued studies and decisions aiming to adapt regulation to these new forms of business.
There are Uber-like services in all researched countries, and we observe different approaches towards regulation of this type of service - from setting licencing requirements, to registration of drivers and other service-specific rules. In some countries, competition authorities set non-binding guidelines and recommendations, whereas several cities and states issued specific regulation for transportation services offered through online platforms.
08 August 18
New research on telecommunications and broadband policies in the MENA region
The MENA Telecoms Country Profiles shed light on the main telecoms and broadband policies, and the institutional and regulatory frameworks in ten Middle East countries, now also covering Algeria and Kuwait.
16 July 18
New benchmark on advertised and actual broadband speed in the Americas
25 June 18
New research on initiatives to tackle illicit streaming devices in the Americas
Cullen International's latest research shows that preloaded streaming boxes have been banned in some Americas countries.