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latest intelligence

Brazilian telecoms and media regulators to finalise review of AT&T / Time Warner merger
14 June 18 Andre Moura Gomes

The Brazilian regulator Anatel asked Sky Brazil, owned by AT&T, to address the alleged infringement of cross-media ownership rules as a result of the AT&T / Time Warner merger. The merger was already approved by the competition authority CADE, but approval is also required by Anatel and media regulator Ancine in light of its compliance with Brazilian cross-ownership rules set in the pay TV law.

Brazilian regulator acknowledges compliance with net neutrality rules for the first time
14 June 18 Andre Moura Gomes

The Brazilian regulator Anatel concluded that Oi complied with net neutrality rules in force since 2009, in the first decision acknowledging compliance with net neutrality obligations in the country

Canada to review its telecoms and broadcasting regulatory frameworks
14 June 18 Pierre-Yves Potelle

Canada is to review and propose changes to the regulation of telecoms and broadcasting, taking into account future changes in the sectors and growing convergence between them.

US Judge clears AT&T/Time Warner merger without conditions
13 June 18 Elena Scaramuzzi

US judge cleared the AT&T-Time Warner merger on 12 June 2018, rejecting the US Department of Justice’s competition concerns. The US government may still appeal the decision.

US regulator adopts rules streamlining the phasing out of legacy fixed data network infrastructure
12 June 18 Elena Scaramuzzi

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules facilitating the phasing out by telecoms operators of low-speed data networks (below 25 Mbps) and residential voice services no longer in use. According to the FCC, the new regulations will foster the replacement of outdated infrastructure with next-generation networks and services.

ARCEP delivers its check-up of the internet in France
07 June 18 Pierre-Yves Potelle

French regulator ARCEP said that it is not possible today to obtain reliable information on internet access quality of service. It requests operators to enable measurement tools to access information directly from end user’s modems.

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