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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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  • Net neutrality and zero rating
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  • Switching and portability
  • Transparency

latest intelligence

Telefónica sells its operation in El Salvador to GIT
22 January 22 Alexandra Contreras Flores

Telefónica sold its subsidiary Movistar El Salvador to the UK-based investment fund General International Telecom Limited (GIT) for US$144m. The Salvadorian competition authority, Superintendency of Competition (SC), decided that the request for economic concentration does not require its authorisation. This transaction follows the agreement signed in October 2021.

EU Timeline
19 January 22 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until mid-2022.

Mobile number portability in Uruguay
18 January 22 Carolina Limbatto

Mobile number portability was implemented in Uruguay. The law creating the right to number portability was approved in July 2020, with the implementation rules being adopted in January 2021. The Uruguayan portability process adopted an all-call-query routing solution. The number portability committee chose the Brazilian company, Cleartech, as the database administrator.

Internal FCC proposal considers strengthening data breach reporting rules for US telecoms carriers
18 January 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The US regulator, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is analysing an internal proposal to strengthen data breach reporting rules for telecoms carriers. The aim of the update would be to align these rules with those applying to other sectors.

US president’s telecoms advising agency consults on how to spend US$48bn broadband budget
12 January 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is consulting on the design, policy, and implementation of the multi-billion US$ broadband infrastructure funding available under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

European Commission has serious doubt about the finding of joint SMP in the Czech market for wholesale mobile access and call origination
06 January 22 Jan Cisar

The Commission suspended the adoption of the proposed regulation of the Czech market for wholesale call access and origination on mobile networks until 15 February 2022.

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