Cullen International’s latest MENA Telecoms Profiles track and monitor the government policies and market situation for the telecoms sector, including for broadband, 5G and other recent regulatory developments.
The regulatory frameworks and the telecoms markets in the MENA region are diverse.
- In Bahrain, the TRA regulates the sector in accordance with the national telecoms plans, while in Saudi Arabia and UAE, regulators implement wider national policies (the Saudi Vision 2030 and the UAE vision 2021). Nearly all MENA countries have some form of competition and consumer protection framework, although the precise form and type of responsible authority vary considerably between countries
- Broadband in the region varies considerably, both in terms of network coverage and penetration. In particular, high income countries tend to have more ambitious coverage targets and better penetration levels. Lower income countries tend to rely on mobile coverage for broadband.
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).