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Get in-depth knowledge on the latest developments in radio spectrum with our dedicated radio spectrum intelligence service. Offered as a standalone subscription, this is a unique library of reports and historical data on spectrum assignment, licence conditions, and auction design, forming an essential independent resource for regulators and operators. Topics covered include:

  • Spectrum allocation in harmonised bands
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latest intelligence

EU Timeline
20 January 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of the EU Timeline highlights noteworthy events and the status of the most important regulatory developments at EU level for our clients over the next six months.

Colombian telecoms regulator removes 25% of its regulations
17 January 19 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian telecoms regulator carried out the first phase of its regulatory simplification roadmap by removing 203 obsolete norms.

AGCOM fines Fastweb and Vodafone €87,000 each for lack of tariff transparency
14 January 19 Stefano De Luca

AGCOM, the Italian national regulatory authority, fined Fastweb and Vodafone a total of €174,000 for violating AGCOM rules on general tariff transparency.

The FCC classifies SMS and MMS as information services
11 January 19 Elena Scaramuzzi

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established that short message services (SMS) and multimedia messaging service (MMS) are information services, not telecommunications services under the Communications Act. According to the FCC, this classification will help providers of communications services to better protect consumers from unwanted messages.

Czech regulator wants fourth mobile operator in the market, reserving a block in the 700 MHz band award
10 January 19 Jan Cisar

The Czech regulator is consulting again on its principles for the 700 MHz band award. CTU now proposes to reserve a 2x10 MHz block for a new entrant and proposes mandatory PPDR services for licensees. The award also should include the 3.4-3.6 GHz band which will be subject to refarming with the 3.6-3.8 GHz band in order to make large contiguous blocks for 5G.

Norwegian operator must allow tethering under net neutrality rules
09 January 19 Laurence Nivot

The Norwegian regulator Nkom ordered Chili Mobil to remove bans on tethering. The service provider announced that it will appeal the decision.

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