Regulatory Category

Comcast Eyes Launching Own Mobile Network
February 5th 2016 - 02:50 GMT
USA cable TV operator, Comcast, a company regularly blasted for its customer care policies, is reportedly eyeing up entering the mobile phone market....more

Philippines is One of Only 2 Countries to Have Unused 700MHz Frequency
January 29th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The Philippines has yet again made a record for itself, this time belonging to a list of countries in the world that has not used its 700 MHz spectrum frequency. ...more

Norway Consults on Fresh Radio Spectrum Auction
January 22nd 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has opened a consultation on the auction rules for the 900 MHz auction....more

Brain Training App Vendor Fined Over Misleading Claims
January 6th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
The creators and marketers of the Lumosity "brain training" mobile apps have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges alleging that they deceived consumers with unfounded claims ...more

Telco Complaints in Context Decrease 15 Percent
December 23rd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Complaints as a proportion of Australian telcos' services in operation (SIO) dropped a further 15 per cent in the September quarter, according to the Telecommunications Complaints in Context report....more

Easier Access to Spectrum for Internet of Things
December 22nd 2015 - 03:05 GMT
Australian operators of machine to machine (M2M) wireless communications links used in the Internet of Things (IoT) will find it easier to access spectrum under proposed changes to regulatory arrangements....more

MTN Seeks Court Order Overturning $3.9 Billion Fine
December 18th 2015 - 02:15 GMT
South Africa based MTN says that it is to appeal against the huge US$3.9 billion fine imposed on it by Nigeria's telecoms regulator back in October....more

Thai Regulator to Push Ahead with Spectrum Auction
December 15th 2015 - 03:20 GMT
Thailand's telecoms regulator has been given clearance to auction off two licenses holding 900Mhz radio spectrum....more

Bangladesh Bans Skype and Twitter
December 14th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
The Bangladesh Government has ordered the country's local mobile network operators to block the use of messaging and social media services...more

BlackBerry Pulls Out of Pakistan
November 30th 2015 - 22:42 GMT
BlackBerry has announced that it will be pulling out of the Pakistan market, citing restrictions imposed by the government....more

Palestinian Mobile Networks Secure Deal on Radio Spectrum
November 24th 2015 - 02:45 GMT
An Israeli-Palestinian agreement has been reached on the assignment of radio frequencies for the exclusive use by Palestinian cellular operators as well as on a shared basis by Palestinian and Israeli operators....more

Finland Passes Laws to Promote Infrastructure Sharing
November 18th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Finland's government is proposing that the construction of communications and electricity networks should be expedited with an act on the shared construction and use of network infrastructure....more

Economic Benefits of C-band Spectrum for Mobile Broadband
November 12th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
The use of additional C-band spectrum for mobile broadband in London and Shenzhen alone will generate an additional US$440 million of economic benefit whilst protecting the continued operation of incumbent services,...more

Video Content Increasingly Consumed on Mobile Technologies
November 3rd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The percentage of Anglophones who watched Internet video content on a tablet grew from 20% in 2013 to 26% in 2014, while among Francophones it increased from 16% to 25%...more

GSMA Report Reveals Global Economic Benefits of an L-band Mobile Allocation
November 2nd 2015 - 02:40 GMT
Opportunity for Asia Pacific to Align With Rest of World to Create Globally Harmonised Band...more

Europe to Scrap Roaming Charges
October 28th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
A complete ban on roaming charges for using mobile phones abroad in the EU will take effect in June 2017 and clear rules on the right to internet access will become law...more

SIM Cards to Be Reregistered in Bangladesh
October 28th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Bangladesh's telecoms regulator has issued a notice calling for all SIM card holders to re-verify their ID with the mobile networks....more

MTN Hit with Massive US$5.2 Billion Fine
October 27th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Nigeria's telecoms regulator has imposed a massive US$5.2 billion fine on the local arm of MTN, for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards....more

TRA Issues an Emergency Order to Three Mobile Operators
October 26th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Bahrain's telecoms regulator, the TRA says that it is in receipt of a substantial amount of complaints over the degradation of VOIP applications by the three public licensed mobile operators....more

Bell Canada Fined for Fake App Reviews
October 22nd 2015 - 02:55 GMT
Bell Canada has been fined C$1.25 million after its employees were found to be giving positive reviews for its own mobile apps on app stores....more

Indian Customers Offered Compensation for Dropped Calls
October 16th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
India's telecoms regulator, the TRAI is expected to order mobile networks to offer ongoing compensation to customers for dropped called....more

Chinese Government Campaign to Crack Down on Telecom Fraud
October 12th 2015 - 02:55 GMT
A collaboration between different Chinese government departments are set to launch a campaign against telecom and cyber crimes....more

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