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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

Telecoms operators call for supportive industrial and competition policy
01 December 21 Martin Schraa

The European telecoms sector needs a regulatory environment that provides adequate support in line with the EU’s digital ambitions. ETNO, representing mainly incumbent telecoms operators, held its annual conference in cooperation with the Financial Times on 29 November 2021.

Commission has serious doubt about the pricing of civil engineering infrastructure in Ireland
25 November 21 Monika Kačeriaková

The Commission’s phase II investigation suspends the adoption of the Irish regulator’s draft measure by three months, until 19 February 2022.

Saudi Arabia plans to regulate digital content platforms
24 November 21 Ali Hayajneh

CITC, the regulator of Saudi Arabia, proposes new licensing requirements for digital content service providers, including video over the top (OTT) and video sharing platforms (VSPs). Video OTT providers must obtain a licence if the average number of their users in Saudi Arabia exceeds 10,000 users, while VSPs are only required to notify CITC.

FCC will no longer authorise ZTE and Huawei´s equipment in the US
24 November 21 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The FCC must refuse to review or approve equipment authorisation applications from manufacturers that pose an unacceptable risk to US national security, such as ZTE and Huawei.

The Italian regulator fines Wind Tre over €1m for unfair unilateral contractual changes
22 November 21 Stefano De Luca

AGCOM fined Wind Tre €1.04m for various unlawful practices related to unilateral contractual changes

US: FCC's funding for the emergency connectivity programme reaches over US$3bn
13 November 21 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The FCC’s emergency connectivity fund programme, created to assist schools and libraries with off-campus learning needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, is now in its fourth wave of funding. Total spending under this connectivity programme reaches US$3.05bn.

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