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”.
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.
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.
13 June 18
US Judge clears AT&T/Time Warner merger without conditions
After six weeks of litigation and a 20-month transaction for AT&T, Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia decided on 12 June 2018 that the acquisition of media conglomerate Time Warner by telecoms operator AT&T can go forward without any conditions or remedies.