National roaming allows a mobile customer to make and receive calls, send and receive data, or access other services in areas of the country where his mobile network provider has not (yet) built out its network. National roaming can be based on commercial agreements or be imposed as an obligation.
Cullen International's latest research benchmarks the regulation of national roaming in Europe, including the technologies involved, if there is a legal obligation to offer national roaming, and price regulation. Our research shows that operators in half of European countries offer national roaming. In many cases, roaming is offered on a commercial basis. An obligation to offer national roaming may be imposed by a spectrum licence, a SMP obligation, or may be among the conditions set to approve a merger between operators.
16 October 18
New benchmark on EU countries that awarded 5G pioneer bands
Our new research on EU targets for the 5G pioneer bands shows which countries have awarded some of the three spectrum bands that have been identified as most suitable for the introduction of 5G in Europe.
11 October 18
New research on national GDPR implementation
Our new benchmark looks at national legislation supplementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in selected European countries.
10 October 18
Data sharing and re-use - Event summary and briefing from the BITS Seminar
On 3 October, together with the Research Centre in Information, Law and Society (CRIDS), Cullen International organised a seminar on data sharing and re-use.