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latest intelligence

FCC launches team to execute US National Spectrum Strategy
30 May 24 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The US telecoms regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced the launch of its Spectrum Steering Team (SST) to execute the US National Spectrum Strategy (NSS).

In half of the European countries the regulator defined sub-national geographic markets
28 May 24 Alessandro Mauro

The number of European countries with sub-national geographic markets doubled in the last six years.

EU member states ask for prioritising implementation of new digital regulation
28 May 24 Javier Huerta Bravo

The European Commission and national authorities should continue “the strict enforcement” of rules such as the Digital Services Act and the GDPR to address societal risks stemming from digital services, in particular for the protection of children.

AGCOM partially deregulates markets 1/2020 and 2/2020 and fully deregulates market 3b/2014
17 May 24 Alessandro Mauro

The Italian telecoms regulator concluded its 2024–2028 market analysis of wholesale local access (market 1/2020), terminating segments of leased lines (market 2/2020) and wholesale central access (market 3b/2014).

Light-touch regulatory regime for small cells: European Commission proposes update to include active antenna systems
16 May 24 Martin Schraa

The Commission plans to finalise a proposal in 2Q 2024.

Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA) published in the Official Journal of the EU
08 May 24 Jacek Kowalski

Most of the measures will enter into force on 12 November 2025. BEREC, the assembly of European telecoms regulators, will adopt guidelines for industry and public bodies on how to apply the GIA.

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