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
    The latest intelligence on duct sharing, unbundled access and VULA, broadband pricing rules, and more Compare how mobile operators share mobile infrastructure and how this is regulated, and understand the risks and opportunities for MVNOs Track and compare fixed and mobile call termination rates and regulation across the globe
    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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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

latest intelligence

European Parliament approves Digital Decade Policy Programme (DDPP)
24 November 22 Martin Schraa

The Digital Decade Policy Programme (DDPP) sets digital targets at EU level for 2030, including fibre coverage of every household and 5G or equivalent wireless networks in all populated areas.

US: FCC adopts informative broadband label requirement to protect consumers
21 November 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The US regulator, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ordered broadband providers to adopt informative labels and display them at the points of sale. The FCC must still set a date for their effective implementation.

Ofcom takes action against manipulation of calling line identification (CLI)
18 November 22 Merilin Kasesalu

Ofcom mandates service providers to identify calls from spoofed numbers and prevent those from being connected. The new regulation will enter into force on 15 May 2023.

CJEU: NRA must assess unfair burden of telecoms universal service net cost in relation to competition
15 November 22 Monika Kačeriaková

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concluded that a telecoms regulator must examine the operator’s situation in relation to its competitors in the relevant market when it assesses whether the net cost of providing the universal service represents an unfair burden.

European Commission moves forward with planned actions on common charger and wireless charging technologies
14 November 22 Jacek Kowalski

Commission highlighted its intention to extend the list of electronic devices that support the common charging standard during a Renew conference.

Mexican operator Altán Redes restructures US$1.5bn in debt
09 November 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

Mexican wholesale-only network operator Altán Redes exited bankruptcy protection as a Mexican federal court approved a debt restructuring agreement Altán reached with the chief negotiator that represents its 119 creditors. Altán began bankruptcy proceedings in 2021.

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