telecoms regulation

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general topics covered

    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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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
  • Quality of service indicators
  • Switching and portability
  • Transparency

latest intelligence

COVID-19 Update no. 3: regulatory measures for electronic communications services in Europe
06 April 20 Stefano De Luca

Cullen International’s table summarises, on a best efforts basis, the main regulatory initiatives for ECS in 20 European countries taken as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak

Dutch court annuls regulation of both cable and KPN in the wholesale fixed broadband access market
02 April 20 Dries Indesteege

The court concluded that the Dutch regulator did not correctly justify its finding of joint significant market power of cable operator VodafoneZiggo and former incumbent operator KPN.

T-Mobile takes over Sprint as Court issues final judgment
02 April 20 Carlos Castellanos

T-Mobile and Sprint announced the closing of their US$26.5bn merger, after the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued its final judgment on a settlement agreement with the federal government that requires the companies to sell off some of Sprint’s assets to Dish Network.

COVID-19 Update no. 2: regulatory measures for electronic communications services in Europe
30 March 20 Stefano De Luca

Cullen International has researched regulatory measures for electronic communications services taken as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in 17 European countries

Colombian ICT Ministry consults on transition plan towards 4G and 5G
27 March 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) consults until 8 April 2020 on the roadmap for the modernisation of 2G and 3G networks to 4G and 5G.

United States auctioned 3400 MHz in the upper 37, 39 and 47 GHz bands for US$7.5 bn
24 March 20 Carolina Limbatto

Auction 103 awarded 3400 MHz in the upper 37, 39 and 47 GHz bands (37.6–38.6, 38.6–40.0 and 47.2–48.2 GHz). 28 companies won 14,142 licenses (only two licences remained without offers). The award also included an incentive payment for incumbent users to relinquish their spectrum rights in the 39 GHz band. Each licence has local scope, a ten-year term (renewable) and includes coverage obligations.

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