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

latest intelligence

Traced act signed into law gives FCC greater authority to go after scammers
21 January 20 Carlos Castellanos

In December 2019, the President of the United States signed the Traced Act to fight against illegal robocalls. The Act increased forfeiture penalties for violations of the prohibition on certain robocalls, required voice service providers to develop call authentication technologies, strengthened the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to deter and combat illegal robocalls, imposed on the FCC a list of actions and regulatory activities, and mandated both the attorney general and the FCC to convene an interagency working group.

Argentinian telecoms and media authorities´ new structure
20 January 20 Carolina Limbatto

Argentina´s new government changed the structure of telecom and media policy makers but maintained Enacom as regulator of these two sectors. The government created a new public innovation secretariat under the President’s chief of cabinet office that is responsible for innovation, ICT, telecoms and media policy.

Green Deal: European Parliament proposes specific goals for the digital sector
16 January 20 Martin Schraa

The European Parliament wants to set a higher target for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, calling for specific measures to implement the European Green Deal in the digital sector. The Parliament plenary adopted a (non-binding) resolution on 15 January 2020.

Colombian converged regulator publishes roadmap to promote modernisation of mobile networks
16 January 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) published a non-binding roadmap on the modernisation of mobile networks. CRC forecasted that 2G/3G switch-off may take place in 2023 and 2024 and identified main regulatory recommendations and initiatives to support this process.

Telecom Italia fined €4.8m for unfair winback practices and pre-activation of non-requested services
14 January 20 Stefano De Luca

AGCM, the Italian competition and consumer protection authority, fined Telecom Italia €4.8m for breaching the Italian Consumer Code

European Commission consults on the procedural aspects of market analysis notifications
09 January 20 Martin Schraa

The European Commission wants to clarify the way NRAs should notify draft market analysis decisions under the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). A public consultation runs until 31 March 2020.

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