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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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    Follow developments in international roaming regulation, including Roam Like at Home in the EU Follow the debate on zero rating, as well as national policy and NRA powers to enforce net neutrality

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  • Net neutrality and zero rating
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latest intelligence

Ecuador’s new nuisance calls regulation
08 July 20 Alexandra Contreras Flores

Arcotel, the telecoms regulator in Ecuador, established new rules on nuisance calls with informational, commercial, advertising or persuasion purposes for service providers in all sectors, and covering calls originating from mobile and fixed phones. The regulation provides more information to users who will be able to identify the caller and the purpose of the call.

Netflix still generates almost a quarter of French internet traffic in 2019
06 July 20 Laurence Nivot

Netflix generates 23% of the traffic of the main French internet service providers. This number remains the same as last year, but Netflix is now further ahead of other content providers, according to the regulator’s report on the state of the internet in France.

Small cells: maximum volume to remain 30 litres
02 July 20 Martin Schraa

The OJ version of the Commission Implementing Regulation states that the maximum visible volume for small cells is 20 litres, contrary to the 30 litres mentioned in the version adopted on 30 June 2020. To Cullen International’s understanding, 30 litres is the correct volume and the Commission is looking into correcting the situation.

Regional and global ICT initiatives related to COVID-19 in the Americas
02 July 20 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced regional regulatory and policy initiatives in the Americas, and global initiatives from international organisations on information and communications technologies (ICT) to fight the pandemic. These initiatives include public policies, sharing best practices and recommendations to mitigate the economic effects of the emergency, and measures to strengthen the telecommunications sector as an enabler of tele-work, tele-education, e-government, e-commerce and the digital economy.

Quality of service about much more than broadband speed, says BEREC and OECD
01 July 20 Stefano De Luca

Speakers and participants at a BEREC/OECD webinar highlighted the importance of considering measures other than broadband speeds when evaluating quality of service for electronic communications services. Other aspects of broadband quality, such as latency, jitter and packet loss, should be measured, as well as coverage for mobile services.

NAFTA 2.0 comes into effect
01 July 20 Carlos Castellanos

New infographic summarising the main issues on digital trade, intellectual property and telecommunications in the new NAFTA 2.0 The new North American trade agreement comes into effect on 1 July 2020.

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