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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latest intelligence

Telefonica wins the south macro zone of the national optical fibre project in Chile
04 May 21 Carlos Castellanos

The Chilean regulator, Subtel, awarded the tender to Telefónica for the construction of optical fibre networks in the south macro-zone. Telefónica must provide wholesale services for 20 years.

Colombia declares internet an essential public service
04 May 21 Carlos Castellanos

A Colombian bill considers internet access as an essential public service due to its connection with fundamental constitutional rights. The declaration also seeks to expand connectivity throughout the country (mainly to disadvantaged people and in rural areas).

Single EU-wide caps for wholesale voice termination finalised
22 April 21 Martin Schraa

The single maximum EU-wide wholesale rates for fixed and mobile voice termination (F/MTRs) will enter into force on 1 July 2021.

European Parliament paves the way for funding of digital projects through the Connecting Europe Facility
16 April 21 Emma O'Toole

The European Parliament’s lead industry (ITRE) committee voted on 15 April 2021 to approve the second edition of the Connecting Europe Facility. The vote marks one of the final steps prior to formal approval by the Parliament and the Council.

Ecuadorians can now enjoy free online type approval for mobile phones
14 April 21 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The Ecuadorian telecoms' regulator, Arcotel, approved the process for the free online type approval of mobile phones and other telecommunications terminal equipment. Arcotel’s objective is to ensure that telecommunications devices are appropriately type approved in a simple efficient process and to boost the market for importing and selling terminals.

US regulator asks for comments on review of emergency alert system
12 April 21 Andre Moura Gomes

The Federal Communications Commission seeks comments on proposals to improve reliability of emergency alert systems during disasters.

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