This new national benchmark compares the rules used in the Americas to regulate the advertisement of broadband speeds offered to end users, including: whether the term “broadband” can be used in advertisements and when; what level of speed must be actually provided to end users compared with the advertised speed; and whether end users can access an independent tool to test the speed for their connection.
Most countries in the Americas have rules to govern advertisements on broadband speeds. In some countries, end users must be able to enjoy at least a minimum percentage of the contracted or advertised speed.
In other countries, the effective broadband speed must be specified in the end user contract. In Mexico, advertisements which include the speed for mobile broadband services cannot use the term “up to”.
05 December 18
Webinar: Net neutrality: State of play in Europe
Watch the recording of this 1-hour webinar on the state of play of net neutrality in Europe, ahead of BEREC's evaluation of the net neutrality regulation and guidelines.
29 November 18
Key data on the Middle East and North Africa telecoms regulations landscape – now also covering Iraq
Cullen International published a new version of its Telecoms 'Country Profiles' for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This updated edition now also includes coverage of Iraq, in addition to the 11 MENA countries previously covered.
22 November 18
Competition policy in the digital economy
Our new 'Tracker' lists the issues being considered in the discussions about the role and boundaries of the appropriate competition policy in the digital economy in Europe, giving an overview of EU and national level initiatives taken so far (cases, studies, sector inquiries).