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latest intelligence

5G deployment: stakeholders discuss what it takes to lead in industrial transformation
07 December 23 Jacek Kowalski

Telecoms operators see facilitation of market consolidation as the main path to boost necessary network investments.

Saudi Arabia regulates digital content platforms
27 November 23 Ali Hayajneh

Saudi Arabia adopted a new regulation for digital platforms providing audiovisual, audio, gaming, social media and advertising content services. The regulation focuses on the conditions and process required before firms can enter the market. There is no specific requirement on the content responsibility of platforms. The new regulation will come into force by October 2024.

Explainer: Three-criteria test
24 November 23 Monika Kačeriaková

A note explaining the three-criteria test and its use for the definition of relevant markets susceptible to telecoms ex ante regulation.

ComReg proposes to define a separate physical infrastructure access market
23 November 23 Monika Kačeriaková

The Irish telecoms regulator proposes to designate Eircom as having significant market power and impose a full set of remedies, including price caps.

Brazilian regulator consults on market analysis review
16 November 23 Pedro Miranda

The Brazilian telecoms regulator, Anatel, is consulting until 8 January 2024 on the review of the market analysis in place since 2018. Anatel proposes to define two new relevant markets for spectrum lease and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) access and deregulate the existing market for wholesale access to fixed copper networks. Many provisions in the proposed analysis would benefit small operators not controlled by the incumbent telecoms and broadcasting operators.

Brazilian regulator conditionally approves Vivo’s lease of Winity’s 700 MHz spectrum
14 November 23 Pedro Miranda

The Brazilian telecoms regulator, Anatel, approved Vivo’s agreement to lease Winity’s 700 MHz spectrum in 1,120 cities, subject to conditions. Amongst these conditions, Winity must give other operators (including Claro and TIM) the possibility to lease the spectrum on non-discriminatory terms according to a procedure defined by Anatel. The agreement also includes provisions for network sharing.

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