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.
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.
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.