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latest intelligence

BEREC explains how to apply the price caps to intra-EU calls and SMS and how NRAs can grant derogations
15 March 19 Marianna Mattera

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications published guidelines on how to apply the price caps to intra-EU calls and SMS and how NRAs can grant derogations.

Argentina postpones analogue TV switch off to August 2021
15 March 19 Carolina Limbatto

The Argentinian government postponed by two years the deadline for the analogue TV switch off, designated Enacom to lead the transition and the government Chief of Staff to approve the policy for digital audiovisual communications services.

French consumer organisation launches collective redress against Free Mobile
15 March 19 Laurence Nivot

UFC-Que Choisir started a legal action against Free Mobile for charging fees to customers it claimed did not return their handset or had sent it back in bad condition.

Czech regulator’s preliminary analysis indicates joint SMP in the wholesale mobile access market
14 March 19 Jan Cisar

The Czech regulator is consulting on its preliminary analysis of the wholesale mobile access market which indicated that the three Czech mobile network operators have a joint SMP. The analysis represents an intermediate step between the three criteria test for ex ante regulation and the definition of a new relevant market outside the European Commission recommendation.

The two Costa Rican MVNOs announce the closing of their operations.
11 March 19 Carlos Castellanos

The two Costa Rican MVNOs, Tuyo Movil and Fullmovil, will suspend the B2C commercialisation of their mobile services in 2019.

Austrian auction of the 3.4–3.8 GHz band awards three national and four regional licences for €188m
08 March 19 Dieter Kronegger

The first Austrian 5G auction awarded regional licences in the 3.4–3.8 GHz band for €188m to the three mobile networks (100 to 140 MHz) and four regional operators (30 to 80 MHz). A second 5G auction, which will include the 700 MHz band, is planned for 1Q 2020.

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