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”.
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.