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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consumer protection

Consumer protection is a major focus in telecoms regulation. Subscribe to our standalone consumer protection intelligence service, and you’ll have direct access to all our expertise on this area. Our reliable, easy-to-understand reports and country-by-country comparisons cover topics such as:

  • Net neutrality and zero rating
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radio spectrum

Get in-depth knowledge on the latest developments in radio spectrum with our dedicated radio spectrum intelligence service. Offered as a standalone subscription, this is a unique library of reports and historical data on spectrum assignment, licence conditions, and auction design, forming an essential independent resource for regulators and operators. Topics covered include:

  • Spectrum allocation in harmonised bands
  • Spectrum awards and assignments
  • Licence conditions and fees
  • Coverage

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latest intelligence

FCC approves rules to go after international robocallers
21 August 19 Carlos Castellanos

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules banning malicious caller ID spoofing activities originating outside the United States to recipients within the United States, as well as caller ID spoofing using alternative voice and text messaging services, regardless of where the communications originate.

Mexico publishes report on mobile service coverage of indigenous communities
15 August 19 Carlos Castellanos

The Mexican telecom regulator (IFT) and the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI) published a report on the status of mobile service availability among indigenous communities in 2018. Out of a total of 11.1m indigenous people in Mexico, 88% of them have mobile service coverage in at least one technology (2G, 3G or 4G).

Colombia consults on connectivity and digital transformation road map
09 August 19 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MinTIC) is consulting on its road map for connectivity and digital transformation for the period between 2018-2022. The road map seeks to close the digital divide and the gender gap, bring connectivity to rural and urban areas, as well as increase internet access and improve digital inclusion. The consultation is open until 16 August 2019.

A new state-owned company in Mexico will offer “telecommunications and internet for all”
06 August 19 Elena Scaramuzzi

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), which is the public entity managing under an exclusive regime all electricity services across Mexico, established CFETIA, a CFE's subsidiary with its own legal personality and equity. CFETIA will provide not-for-profit broadband communications services to the Mexican population, with a special emphasis on “connecting the unconnected”.

Brazilian regulator converts fines into 4G investment
02 August 19 Andre Moura Gomes

The Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel approved an agreement with the operator Algar Telecom to convert fines worth BRL86.7m into investment targets.

Brazilian regulator addresses potential interference between 5G and satellite broadcasting services in the 3.5 GHz band
02 August 19 Andre Moura Gomes

The regulator concluded tests to address potential interference between 5G and broadcasting services in the 3.5 GHz band. The 5G auction including this band is expected to take place in March 2020.

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