telecoms regulation

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    Get up to date on regulatory frameworks, rules and reforms, such as the EECC Track and compare fibre network rollout, co-investment, and national broadband policy across the globe Stay informed on advances in mobile connectivity and the implications for radio spectrum policy and assignment
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consumer protection

Consumer protection is a major focus in telecoms regulation. Subscribe to our standalone consumer protection intelligence service, and you’ll have direct access to all our expertise on this area. Our reliable, easy-to-understand reports and country-by-country comparisons cover topics such as:

  • Net neutrality and zero rating
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radio spectrum

Get in-depth knowledge on the latest developments in radio spectrum with our dedicated radio spectrum intelligence service. Offered as a standalone subscription, this is a unique library of reports and historical data on spectrum assignment, licence conditions, and auction design, forming an essential independent resource for regulators and operators. Topics covered include:

  • Spectrum allocation in harmonised bands
  • Spectrum awards and assignments
  • Licence conditions and fees
  • Coverage

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latest intelligence

EFTA Surveillance Authority clears Norwegian broadband access proposals (markets 3a, 3b and 4)
18 December 18 Janne Kalliala

The authority cleared, subject to comments, regulator Nkom’s broadband access proposals which include deregulating the wholesale market for high-quality access (market 4).

BITS seminar on ‘Wholesale-only Operators’
18 December 18 Stefano De Luca

Experts, industry stakeholders and BEREC chairman spoke at the BITS seminar on wholesale-only operators organised by Cullen International with the university of Namur on 12 December 2018. Wholesale-only operators are companies operating only in the wholesale market and offering access to all interested market operators.

Eir to implement changes in its regulatory governance structure
17 December 18 Visiola Pula

Eir, the Irish incumbent operator, has reached an agreement with ComReg, the telecoms regulator, to establish a new regulatory governance model (RGM) to ensure its future compliance with wholesale non-discrimination and transparency obligations.

European Electronic Communications Code and BEREC Regulation published in the Official Journal of the EU
17 December 18 Martin Schraa

Both measures will enter into force on 20 December 2018. The Cullen Legislation Navigator includes the official text of the EECC.

Telia and Net4Mobility win 2x20 MHz spectrum in the 700 MHz band in Sweden
15 December 18 Veronica Bocarova

The Swedish 700 MHz auction awards 2x20 MHz in the 700 MHz band to two bidders representing three established mobile network operators for a total of €274m. The total bid amount includes €29m offered in investment commitments to deploy mobile broadband in sparsely populated areas.

EU net neutrality rules perform well, according to BEREC
14 December 18 Marianna Mattera

The application of the EU net neutrality rules and BEREC guidelines is generally working well, even though some points of the guidelines could be clarified, according to Johannes Gungl, BEREC chair 2018. BEREC also published reports on access to physical infrastructure, mobile infrastructure sharing, mobile coverage, spectrum award procedures, contract termination and provider switching.

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