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
  • Quality of service indicators
  • Switching and portability
  • Transparency

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

EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m in total for breaking consumer protection rules
19 November 18 Kyrylo Prymak

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, fined EE £6.3m (€7.12m) and Virgin Media £7m (€7.91m) for overcharging phone and broadband customers wishing to terminate their contracts early.

Chilean competition authority rules that mobile operators must give back spectrum immediately
16 November 18 Andre Moura Gomes

The Chilean competition authority Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia ruled that mobile operators Claro, Entel and Movistar must give back immediately 70 MHz of spectrum. Operators may ask TDLC to reconsider the decision within five days.

German regulator publishes higher coverage requirements for upcoming 5G auction
16 November 18 Dieter Kronegger

The new draft 5G auction documentation contains more comprehensive coverage requirements for the future licences in the 2 GHz and 3.4–3.7 GHz bands – in particular to cover more streets, railway routes and waterways. The target to cover 98% of households remained unchanged.

Termination rates recommendation has broadly achieved its goals, according to Commission evaluation
15 November 18 Martin Schraa

The recommendation has led to lower and more consistent termination rates across the EU. Nevertheless, the Commission says a binding measure is necessary.

European Parliament votes in favour of the European Electronic Communications Code and BEREC Regulation
14 November 18 Martin Schraa

MEPs adopted the June 2018 compromise with the Council without amendments.

Functional separation is being implemented in Bahrain
14 November 18 Sufian Shunnaq

The functionally separated entity to become a utility-style entity deploying Bahrain’s NBN fibre infrastructure. it will offer wholesale-only services using the building block pricing model and on equivalence of input (EoI) basis. The whole process is expected to be finalised by May 2019

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