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
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latest intelligence

The debate over making a fair contribution to EU’s digital society
24 March 23 Jacek Kowalski

Telecoms operators advocate for a regulatory framework to strengthen their position in commercial negotiations with big tech companies, while over-the-top (OTT) players want recognition for their contribution to the take-up of digital technologies.

6 GHz debate: which technologies deliver the biggest benefits
22 March 23 Jacek Kowalski

Satellite networks would require protection against interference from 5G services operating in the upper 6 GHz band, RSPG and CEPT both agree.

Explainer: mobile roaming
21 March 23 Matej Podbevsek

A note that explains mobile roaming, the difference between national and international mobile roaming, and the Roam Like At Home (RLAH) principle.

BEREC consults on very high capacity networks guidelines
17 March 23 Jacek Kowalski

BEREC proposed performance thresholds based on 5G that wireless networks must meet to qualify as a very high capacity network.

EU member states give final go-ahead for new satellite constellation
10 March 23 Martin Schraa

The IRIS² Decision will now enter into force after three days after publication in the Official Journal of the EU. IRIS² will be a multi-orbital constellation of hundreds of satellites, providing secure governmental communications (GOVCOM) and enable the private sector to offer commercial broadband offers.

BEREC agrees with European Commission’s serious doubt about proposed regulation of the Czech wholesale mobile market
02 March 23 Jan Cisar

BEREC shares the Commission’s serious doubt about the application of the three criteria test and the assessment of joint dominance by the Czech regulator.

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