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.
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.