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

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

European Commission presents proposal to reach 2030 digital targets
16 September 21 Martin Schraa

The EU 2030 digital targets, including gigabit connectivity for all households and 5G coverage of all populated areas, will be implemented through the Path to the Digital Decade 2030 Policy Programme. The Commission published a draft decision on 15 September 2021.

Personal data protection in the Middle East and North Africa
12 September 21 Ali Hayajneh

New table showing the status of personal data protection laws in MENA.

EU Timeline
06 September 21 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until the end of 2021.

EU top court considers zero rating generally incompatible with EU law
03 September 21 Dieter Kronegger

According to the Court of Justice of the EU, zero-rating tariff options are generally incompatible with the principle of equal treatment of traffic as guaranteed by EU net neutrality rules. The court adopted three judgments on 2 September 2021, responding to requests for preliminary rulings submitted by German courts.

EU top court considers zero rating generally incompatible with EU law
03 September 21 Dieter Kronegger

According to the Court of Justice of the EU, zero-rating tariff options are generally incompatible with the principle of equal treatment of traffic as guaranteed by EU net neutrality rules. The court adopted three judgments on 2 September 2021, responding to requests for preliminary rulings submitted by German courts.

Italian telecoms regulator fines Vodafone for failing to communicate required information in writing on tariffs
02 September 21 Stefano De Luca

AGCOM fined Vodafone €145,000 for not providing in 2020 information to fixed and mobile clients related to the economic conditions of their subscription in 2020.

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