telecoms regulation

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latest intelligence

EU Roaming Regulation review: BEREC will look into 5G network slicing and roaming alternatives
17 July 24 Martin Schraa

Stakeholders can submit their input to BEREC’s opinion until 16 September 2024.

Most European regulators that impose equivalence of inputs on the SMP operator do not lift price control
09 July 24 Alessandro Mauro

In most of the 13 analysed European countries, the regulator imposed equivalence of inputs on the incumbent operator, but in few countries completely removed wholesale price obligations.

EU priorities 2024–2029: European leaders want to deepen the single market for telecommunications
01 July 24 Martin Schraa

The European Council also nominated Ursula von der Leyen for a second term as European Commission president. The newly elected European Parliament must still confirm her appointment.

Brazil requires energy companies to assign pole access management to third parties
27 June 24 Pedro Miranda

The decree settled a debate between Anatel, the telecoms regulator, and Aneel, the energy regulator, on whether assignment to third parties should be mandatory. Aneel could still decide to make other changes to Anatel’s pole-sharing regulation proposal from October 2023. After Aneel and Anatel agree on the general pole access regulation, the regulators will consult on the methodology to set pole access prices.

IP interconnection market balanced without regulatory intervention, according to BEREC
24 June 24 Jacek Kowalski

BEREC, the assembly of European telecoms regulators, opened a public consultation on its draft report on the IP interconnection ecosystem. BEREC also consults on permanent roaming for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the functioning of the general authorisation system.

Mexico launches ministry-level satellite policy advisory council
21 June 24 Jose Jehuda Garcia

A new Satellite Consultative Council will advise the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) on satellite matters and coordinate activities with related bodies as part of a broader government plan to boost Mexico’s satellite development.

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