telecoms regulation

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  • Net neutrality and zero rating
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  • Switching and portability
  • Transparency

latest intelligence

EU top court decides that zero-rated offers prioritising certain internet traffic are incompatible with net neutrality rules
18 September 20 Kyrylo Prymak

Offers that allow end users to continue using zero-rated applications without any restrictions after the exhaustion of their data allowance, are illegal.

América Móvil not to acquire Telefónica El Salvador
06 September 20 Alexandra Contreras Flores

América Móvil and Telefónica terminated the agreement to purchase Movistar El Salvador. The decision comes after considering the conditions imposed by the Salvadorian Competition Superintendence to obtain regulatory approval.

EU Timeline
03 September 20 Elisar Bashir

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until the end of 2020.

Argentina suspends price increases and sets new rules for ICT services
28 August 20 Carolina Limbatto

The Argentinian government published a decree suspending retail price increases for ICT services until 2021. The decree also established ICT services as “strategic essential public services provided in competition”, mandating the price regulation of ICT services, universal services and other services that the NRA may consider need regulation in the public interest. The decree generated controversy among the industry although its final impact will strongly depend on how the NRA, Enacom, implements the related secondary regulation.

Draft recommendation on relevant markets only maintains two wholesale broadband access markets
28 August 20 Martin Schraa

The Commission does not propose a separate market for physical infrastructure access but issues further guidance on geographic market segmentation.

UK fixed broadband is of top quality, but there is still room for improvement
27 August 20 Kyrylo Prymak

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, published its annual service quality report that shows that the quality of fixed broadband services remained high in 2019. Faster installation of new lines and fewer appointments missed by engineers were the key quality improvements. Consumers mainly complained about low speeds and poor connectivity.

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