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latest intelligence

European Commission wants a deadline for copper decommissioning in the future Digital Networks Act (DNA)
29 February 24 Martin Schraa

A white paper that will serve as the basis for next year’s Digital Networks Act (DNA) contains proposals for a deadline for copper decommissioning, a dispute resolution mechanism as part of the network contribution (“fair share”) debate, and EU-wide authorisations for core networks.

Mexican state-owned telecoms operator authorised to bring connectivity outside unserved areas
27 February 24 Jose Jehuda Garcia

Mexican telecoms regulator, IFT, modified the concession of the state-owned telecoms operator CFETIA so it can offer services to disadvantaged consumers also in localities where other operators provide connectivity and services. However, this will be subject to certain restrictions and obligations. Previously, CFETIA was only allowed to offer services in remote, completely unserved areas.

European Commission proposes actions to secure submarine cables, including against high-risk vendors
26 February 24 Visiola Pula

The European Commission delivered on 21 February 2024 a set of possible measures to start creating a common EU approach to secure submarine cables. It presented a recommendation that outlined actions at an EU and national level. Additionally, the Commission is seeking feedback from stakeholders on whether the EU should consider a joint governance system for submarine cables (in a separate white paper). The recommendation suggested that high-risk vendors (HRVs) are excluded from deploying submarine infrastructure listed as an EU priority.

Gigabit recommendation: European Commission finalises guidance on the regulation of fibre networks and copper decommissioning
20 February 24 Martin Schraa

The final recommendation on the regulatory promotion of gigabit connectivity was published in the Official Journal of the EU of 19 February 2024. It provides specific guidance for national regulators when regulating telecoms providers with significant market power (SMP) on the wholesale market for local broadband access. This recommendation should not be confused with the upcoming Gigabit Infrastructure Act, which deals with permit-granting and symmetric regulation of physical infrastructure access.

Colombian regulator issues regulation in the retail mobile services market and consults on the other two mobile markets
13 February 24 Catalina Diaz Granados

The Colombian telecoms regulator, CRC, approved new regulations on the retail mobile services market, defined as comprising bundles of mobile voice, data, SMS and MMS services. CRC also consulted on the relevant mobile markets for services sold individually.

US regulator bans AI-generated robocalls
12 February 24 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The US telecoms regulator, FCC, extended the scope of current federal robocall regulations to artificial intelligence (AI)-powered voice cloning technologies. Callers using these technologies must now obtain prior consent from the recipient, provide an opt-out for telemarketing calls, and display an accurate caller ID before initiating calls to consumers.

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