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latest intelligence

European Commission seeks feedback on draft delegated regulation on access to emergency services
11 August 22 Jacek Kowalski

Member states would need to report on a roadmap to make their emergency services reachable by internet protocol (IP) based technologies, such as videocalls or an app on a smartphone.

Rogers and Shaw propose to divest Freedom Mobile to obtain merger approval
05 August 22 Carolina Limbatto

Canadian operators Rogers, Shaw and Quebecor agreed to divest Freedom Mobile to Quebecor. With this move, Rogers and Shaw seek to alleviate the concerns of the Canadian Competition Bureau on their proposed merger by ensuring the presence of a viable fourth mobile operator in Canada. However, the Competition Bureau did not withdraw its application for a court action to block the merger.

US regulator expands anti-robocall regime, potentially affecting foreign voice providers
04 August 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The US regulator, Federal Communications Commission, is taking broad action against robocalls, adopting rules proposed last year and expanding the scope of existing rules. The FCC submitted further rulemaking proposals to public consultation until 17 August 2022, including limiting or restricting the use of US numbers for calls originating abroad.

New QoS regulation in Colombia
03 August 22 Catalina Diaz Granados

The Colombian regulator, CRC, approved new quality of service indicators for VoLTE and the use of independent crowdsourcing methodologies for measuring mobile data quality. 2G is no longer subject to QoS obligations to promote the switch-off of 2G mobile networks.

Digital Decade Policy Programme reformulates 2030 EU broadband targets
28 July 22 Martin Schraa

European Parliament and the Council agreed on more elaborate broadband connectivity targets as part of the 2030 Digital Decade Policy Programme (DDPP). A non-binding recital refers to the question of whether and how over-the-top players (OTTs) should contribute to telecoms infrastructure to achieve the 2030 broadband connectivity targets.

BEREC partially agrees with European Commission’s serious doubt about proposed regulation of the Czech wholesale broadband markets
27 July 22 Jan Cisar

BEREC partially agreed with the Commission challenging CTU’s geographic segmentation and SMP assessment in the wholesale fixed broadband markets, and deregulation of market 3b.

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