telecoms regulation

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latest intelligence

European Parliament wants more devices to support USB-C charging
20 May 22 Jacek Kowalski

Parliament wants to expand the USB-C charging standard to other categories of devices and wants a clear deadline for the European Commission to set a EU standard for wireless charging.

US: internet service providers agree to improve subsidised broadband plans for low-income consumers
18 May 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

Leading internet service providers, including AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, committed to improve their high-speed broadband plans for low-income consumers subsidised under the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Fair contribution debate: European Commission asks detailed questions about the positions of OTTs and telcos
17 May 22 Martin Schraa

According to the European Commission, there could be a “fairness issue” at stake when considering the contributions over-the-top (OTT) players (ought to) make to investments in very high capacity networks. ETNO (representing mainly incumbent European telecoms networks operators) organised a discussion around the presentation of a report prepared by Axon in Brussels on 16 May 2022.

Chile: new process to select an independent body to measure internet speed
09 May 22 Catalina Diaz Granados

The Chilean regulator and the association of telecommunications operators launched a competitive process to designate an independent body to measure internet speed. The award is expected within six months.

Commissioner Vestager considers contribution to network investments by OTTs
03 May 22 Martin Schraa

Report for ETNO suggests a binding dispute resolution mechanism to address negotiations on IP transit.

German regulator prohibits zero-rating options Telekom StreamOn and Vodafone Pass
29 April 22 Dieter Kronegger

The mobile network operators Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone must stop marketing their zero-rating tariff options by 1 July 2022 and must remove the options from existing subscriptions by 31 March 2023.

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