Our latest report summarises the main regulatory developments in the Middle East and North Africa telecoms sector between October 2020 and January 2021:
Some of the highlights include:
- Algeria adopted a procedure for handling consumer complaints.
- Bahrain defined licensing requirements for IP-based voice and message services.
- Kuwait issued a quality of service regulation and adopted an interconnection regulation.
- Oman aligned termination rates for international calls with national calls.
- Qatar plans to release more spectrum for 5G.
- Saudi Arabia updated the cloud computing regulatory framework.
04 March 21
New Global Trends report discusses ‘killer’ acquisitions in tech sector
Over the past decade, large tech groups around the world, from Google and Amazon in the US to Alibaba and Tencent in China, have pursued growth, innovation and diversification strategies, including through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). According to the latest global trends research by Cullen International, competition authorities did not review most of these tech M&As.
02 March 21
DMA Tracker: summary and analysis of the main elements and milestones of the Digital Markets Act
Cullen International's new Tracker follows relevant developments around the draft Digital Markets Act (DMA), the proposed new framework for gatekeeper platforms in Europe.
01 March 21
AVMS Directive transposition Progress Report February 2021 – the French-speaking community of Belgium has also transposed the directive
Cullen International just updated two benchmarks that track the progress in the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive across 14 European countries and the most interesting proposals under discussion.