Cullen International’s new benchmark shows that nine of the 12 studied countries have already introduced social tariffs to help make telecoms services affordable for end users with low incomes and/or disabilities.
Universal service is a safety net to ensure that all end users have affordable access to the minimum set of services required to fully participate in society and the economy.
The universal service provisions in the European Electronic Communications Code (although not yet transposed everywhere) require EU member states to ensure the affordability of an adequate broadband internet access service and voice communications services at least at a fixed location.
14 September 21
Upcoming spectrum awards in the Americas focus on the mid bands
Cullen International’s latest research is focused on the progress in the Americas in both allocating and assigning licenses in a range of spectrum bands commonly used for IMT services.
13 September 21
Personal data protection in the Middle East and North Africa
Cullen International has published new research covering the status of personal data protection legislation in 13 Middle Eastern and North African countries (MENA).
06 September 21
Approaches to social media regulation vary considerably around the world
Growing use of social media, further accelerated by social distancing policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, led several governments around the world to revise some of the safeguards protecting online platforms from liability and responsibility for content shared by their end users.