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latest intelligence

Canada plans to reform its broadband fund policy
29 May 23 Carolina Limbatto

The Canadian telecoms and media regulator, CRTC, is consulting on changes to the policy for broadband funding, including revising the objectives of the fund, the types of funding provided, implementation of specific funding streams, and the way in which funding is to be allocated and distributed.

Brazilian telecoms regulator extends measures to combat spam phone calls
17 May 23 Pedro Miranda

The Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel published a decision with new measures to combat abusive calling, including blocking users who make an excessive number of short calls. Fines for non-compliance could reach up to BRL 50m. Anatel is also studying additional action to combat spoofing.

France makes it easier for consumers to terminate their contracts
16 May 23 Loïc Le Floch

From 1 June 2023, operators must provide consumers with a free online tool to notify and complete all the necessary steps for the termination of their electronic communications services contracts.

Paraguay launches telecommunications development plan
16 May 23 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The Paraguayan telecommunications ministry, Mitic, launched the national information, telecommunications and communications (ITC) development plan for 2022–203

Brazilian regulator revises access conditions for MVNOs following Oi´s acquisition
15 May 23 Pedro Miranda

The Brazilian telecoms regulator, Anatel, revised the access conditions offered by mobile network operator TIM to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). Anatel imposed MVNO access as a condition to clear the acquisition of Oi’s mobile business by Claro, TIM and Vivo in 2022.

Canada lowers wholesale internet access rates and consults on a new regulatory approach
12 May 23 Carolina Limbatto

The Canadian regulator, CRTC, launched a comprehensive review of internet wholesale access, at the same time lowering some wholesale internet access rates. The regulator consulted on measures to develop competition further for retail broadband access markets, including wholesale and retail regulation.

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