telecoms regulation

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  • Net neutrality and zero rating
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latest intelligence

Argentina regulates prepaid mobile prices and authorises a new price increase for telecoms services
26 July 21 Carolina Limbatto

Enacom authorised a new price increase of 5% for telecommunications services and established a price cap for prepaid mobile services. The regulated prices are slightly below the prices offered commercially. The price increase can only be applied by those operators that complied with the previous price increase authorisation. There is continuing strong controversy as to the validity of the price regulation.

Commission raises serious doubt about Irish regulator’s analysis of fixed voice markets
26 July 21 Emma O'Toole

The European Commission has expressed serious doubt about ComReg's analysis of the wholesale fixed voice market. In particular, the Commission criticised the Irish regulator's definition of the relevant market, its finding that Eir has significant market power and the application of the three criteria test.

Turkey has ambitious plans for 100% high speed broadband coverage
26 July 21 Celine Senay

Regulatory and policy outlook and market data overview in the telecoms sector

Altan Redes begins bankruptcy protection proceedings in Mexico
26 July 21 Jose Jehuda Garcia

Wholesale-only mobile network operator (MNO) Altan Redes commenced bankruptcy protection proceedings in a Mexican district court to renegotiate its debt.

US: AT&T strikes 10-year deal to provide mobile network services to Dish
22 July 21 Jose Jehuda Garcia

US mobile network operator (MNO) AT&T will provide mobile network service coverage to Dish Network on a non-exclusive basis until 2031. Dish Network, a satellite pay TV provider and new mobile service entrant, is building its own, yet-to-launch 5G network with nationwide coverage in the US under its subsidiary Dish Wireless. In the meanwhile, Dish is operating as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

United States to restore net neutrality rules and promote competition in telecoms sector
16 July 21 Carolina Limbatto

President Biden signed an executive order including several initiatives to promote competition in telecommunications sector. The order encourages the reinstatement of net neutrality rules, and the promotion of 5G, open RAN and affordable broadband.

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