Regulatory Category

UK High Court Asked to Rule if Smartphones are Taximeters
October 6th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
London's transport body, the taxi lobby, and Uber are asking the High Court to make a declaration on whether smartphones, used by some private hire drivers, are taximeters....more

Mobile Bill Shock Down a Further Six Percentage Points
October 2nd 2015 - 02:25 GMT
The number of consumers who experience unexpectedly high mobile phone bills has fallen, according to new research released by the Australian Communications and Media Authority....more

Moldova to Hold Radio Spectrum Auction
September 30th 2015 - 02:35 GMT
Moldova's telecoms regulator has release details of a spectrum license auction for the use of radio frequencies...more

Umniah Obtains License to Launch Mobile 4G Services
September 17th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
Jordan's Umniah Telecom says that it has paid US$100 million for a 4G license, covering the 1800Mhz spectrum band....more

ARCEP Assigns Frequencies in the 1800MHz Band to Free Mobile
September 16th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
This marks the final stage in implementing the guidelines on introducing technological neutrality in the 1800 MHz band, which were published on 12 March 2013....more

Applications Open for 1800MHz Auction
September 16th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is inviting applications to participate in the November 2015 auction of spectrum licences in the 1800 MHz band....more

ACMA Takes Action Against 24 Telcos
September 15th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has issued 24 telco providers with formal warnings for failing to lodge documents with CommCom, as required...more

Free Wins Regulatory Battle with Orange
September 11th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
As part of a dispute between Free and Orange, the French telecoms regulator, Arcep is ordering Orange to lift unfounded restriction measures on its unbundling services....more

Qualcomm Agrees to Sell UK L-Band Spectrum to Vodafone and Three
September 1st 2015 - 02:05 GMT
Qualcomm is selling the entirety of its UK based L-Band radio spectrum (1452 - 1492 MHz) in two separate transactions....more

MTN-Irancell Granted 4G License
August 31st 2015 - 01:25 GMT
MTN-Irancell says that it has been awarded a LTE license by the government....more

Thailand Starts Cutting Off Unregistered SIM Cards
August 24th 2015 - 03:20 GMT
Thailand's telecoms regulator has cancelled a planned extension to users of unregistered SIM cards and ordered mobile networks to cut them off immediately....more

Ofcom Issues Fine for Silent and Abandoned Calls
August 24th 2015 - 03:00 GMT
The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom has fined XS Remarketing, trading as Debt Masters Direct, £150,000 for making silent and abandoned calls....more

Palestine Closer to Launching 3G Services
August 21st 2015 - 01:45 GMT
3G phone services could finally be coming to the Palestinian Authority following talks with the Israeli government....more

Conference Centres Fined for Blocking Wi-Fi Signals
August 18th 2015 - 12:23 GMT
A conference venue organiser in the USA has been fined US$750,00 for blocking Wi-Fi signals at its convention centres....more

Regulators to Cap Roaming Charges in Southern Africa
August 18th 2015 - 02:05 GMT
The telecoms regulators of four Southern African countries have announced plans to reduce the roaming charges permitted by their mobile networks....more

ACMA Boosts Its Spectrum Auctions Capabilities
August 4th 2015 - 02:15 GMT
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has signed a multi-year contract with Power Auctions for the provision of software capability for conducting spectrum auctions....more

Canada to Clamp Down on Spam Calls
July 28th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The CRTC has launched a public consultation to help Canadians manage unsolicited telecommunications and illegitimate telemarketing calls....more

India Planning Fresh Radio Spectrum Auction
July 27th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
India's government is reportedly planning another radio spectrum auction that could be held as soon as early next year....more

T-Mobile Hit with Record Fine Following Emergency Number Outage
July 21st 2015 - 03:00 GMT
T-Mobile USA has been fined a record US$17.5 million by the US regulator following outages at its emergency phone services....more

Study Finds Widespread Support for Prison Phone Reform
July 9th 2015 - 02:15 GMT
Nearly three-quarters of Americans support regulating controversial sheriff-mandated phone commissions...more

South Korea Planning a 4th Mobile Network License
July 1st 2015 - 01:45 GMT
South Korea's government is reportedly considering making another attempt at issuing a fourth mobile operator license in an effort to boost competition in the local market....more

Europe to Scrap Roaming Charges
June 30th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
The European Parliament has provisionally agreed to proposals that will see cross-border roaming fees with in the EU scrapped by the middle of 2017....more

Thailand Delays GSM Shut-Down
June 25th 2015 - 02:45 GMT
Two of Thailand's mobile networks have been ordered to delay the shut-down of their GSM networks following complaints that not all customers have migrated to the replacement platforms....more

Germany Raises $5.75 Billion from Spectrum Auction
June 22nd 2015 - 02:20 GMT
Germany's three mobile networks collectively paid EUR 5 billion (US$5.75 billion) for additional radio spectrum in the just completed auction....more

Consultation on Overall Framework for the 900 MHz Auction
June 17th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) consults the market on the overall framework for the 900MHz auction. The deadline for submitting responses is 10 August 2015....more

Government Must Clarify Website Blocking Costs
June 15th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Australia's Attorney-General, Senator Brandis, should heed a Parliamentary Committee call for the Government to clarify the cost implications of its planned website blocking regime, ...more

Mobile Operators Denounce Taxation on Digital Agenda in Brussels
June 15th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Belgium's three mobile networks, and their respective CEOs decided to meet on Friday 12 June 2015 to draw attention to what they say is the impossible choice that the telecom sector in Brussels may have to face....more

Telco Report Shows Strong Growth in Data Consumption
June 8th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
New Zealand's Commerce Commission has released its latest annual telecommunications monitoring report analysing the state of the country's telecommunications markets....more

Indian Government to Clamp Down on Dropped Calls
June 3rd 2015 - 06:30 GMT
India's telecoms minister has suggested that the government could introduce tighter rules on the mobile networks to reduce complaints about dropped calls....more

Canadians Able to Terminate Long Contracts Without Penalty
June 3rd 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Canadians who signed 3-year contracts with their phone providers can now break them a year early, without paying a penalty charge....more

South Korea Takes Action to Boost MVNO Uptake
May 26th 2015 - 03:15 GMT
South Korea's telecoms regulator has reduced the rates paid by MVNOs to their mobile network suppliers in an attempt to improve competition in the market....more

Nepal Considering Allowing Network Infrastructure Sharing
May 25th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Nepal's Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is consulting on building its own passive network infrastructure which will be shared with the mobile networks....more

Europe Approves More Radio Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Services
May 22nd 2015 - 02:30 GMT
The European Commission has decided to open up the 1452-1492 MHz frequency band for wireless broadband under harmonised technical conditions....more

Sudan May Have 4G Service Within Months
May 18th 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Sudan's mobile networks will launch 4G services within the next three months, the country's Minister of Science and Telecommunications Tahani Abdullah has announced....more

Palestinian Officials Complain About 3G Block by Israel
May 18th 2015 - 04:40 GMT
Palestinian officials have complained that Israel is depriving them of using 3G mobile phones, claiming that the decision is causing substantial losses for local mobile network operators, and their customers....more

Turkey Delays 4G Spectrum Auction
May 18th 2015 - 03:30 GMT
The Turkish government has delayed its planned 4G spectrum auction, pushing the date back by another three months....more

Canada Plans Third Radio Spectrum Auction in 2015
May 18th 2015 - 03:00 GMT
The auction, featuring unallocated spectrum licences from the recent 700 MHz and AWS-3 auctions, will be held this August....more

Singtel Issued with Stern Warning by Telecoms Regulator
May 18th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Singapore's telecoms regulator, the IDA has issued a \"stern warning\" to the country's dominant telco, Singtel over its advertising campaigns....more

Complaints About Mobile Phone Services on the Rise Again
May 14th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
After six consecutive quarter-on-quarter reductions, new complaints about mobile services in Australia increased by 2.4 percent from the previous quarter ...more

Canadian Regulator to Cap Wholesale Roaming Rates
May 13th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is to start regulating certain wholesale rates that the three largest mobile networks charge to their smaller rivals....more