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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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  • Switching and portability
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latest intelligence

FCC approves an emergency subsidy for low-income households to get broadband service
04 March 21 Carlos Castellanos

Following the mandate under the 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Federal Communications Commission approved the temporary emergency broadband benefit programme to provide a discount of up to US$50 per month towards a broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to US$100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Next Radio Spectrum Policy Programme: European Commission, RSPG and some market players exchanged their views
26 February 21 Kyrylo Prymak

The new Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) should have specific and ambitious goals with respect to connectivity. It should take into account technological developments like artificial intelligence and network slicing, and aim to reduce the cost of using spectrum.

EU Roaming Regulation review: lower wholesale caps and light measures on quality of service
26 February 21 Martin Schraa

The European Commission proposed to extend roam like at home with another decade and to continue lowering regulated wholesale roaming charges. It refrained from proposing strict regulation of quality of service while roaming and did not see a need for specific rules on roaming M2M.

Connectivity toolbox aims to boost network investment in 5G
26 February 21 Emma O'Toole

The need for more agile measures to address deployment challenges and investment incentives in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting connectivity toolbox were highlighted at the annual European 5G Conference.

Regulatory focus on sharing and licensing models for 5G
26 February 21 Emma O'Toole

As 5G deployment progresses, regulators are increasingly considering varied and innovative approaches to awarding and licensing spectrum.

Algérie Télécom's fixed licence renewed for five years
25 February 21 Loic Le Floch

The Algerian government renewed Algérie Télécom's fixed licence for five additional years, as from 4 December 2020. The new licences contains additional provisions to reflect changes in the telecoms law and regulations.

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