Regulatory Category

Orange Extends Jordanian License to 2029
October 31st 2016 - 01:20 GMT
Jordan's telecoms regulator, the TRC has settled a dispute with the local mobile network, Orange over the renewal of its GSM operating license....more

ITU Standardises Universal Charger for Laptops
October 25th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The ITU has approved a new environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices....more

Indian Telcos Bid US$9.9 Billion for Radio Spectrum
October 10th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
India's radio spectrum auction has concluded, raising far less for the government than it had hoped for....more

Nepal Approves First 4G License
October 6th 2016 - 02:55 GMT
Nepal's telecoms regulator, the NTA has said that it will approve a 4G license application from Nepal Telecom, subject to the details of its rollout plan....more

UK Telco Hit With Record Fine Following Record Data Hack
October 5th 2016 - 12:31 GMT
The UK based telco, TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the UK's privacy watchdog following a major data breach which saw thousands of customer account details stolen by hackers....more

Philippines to Mandate ID for PrePay SIM Card Buyers
October 5th 2016 - 02:10 GMT
SIM card buyers in the Philippines will have to produce ID when buying new cards if a new bill is passed by the government....more

Vodafone Fined for Unauthorised Roadworks
October 4th 2016 - 01:50 GMT
Vodafone UK has been fined for the second time this year by London's transport authority for unauthorised roadworks....more

Zain Secures 15 Year License Extension in Saudi Arabia
October 3rd 2016 - 09:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia's telecoms regulator has extended the operating license held by Zain's local subsidiary by a further 15 years, until 2047....more

Scrap Taxes on Smartphones Says Sri Lankan Minister
October 3rd 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Sri Lanka's telecoms minister, Harin Fernando has called for the scrapping of taxes on the sale of smartphones....more

Vodafone Fined for False Price Representations
September 14th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
Vodafone New Zealand has been fined $165,000 in the Auckland District Court after pleading guilty to making false price representations in breach of the Fair Trading Act....more

Anite Signs Contract with Bangladesh Regulator for QoS Measurements
July 26th 2016 - 02:30 GMT
Anite has been selected to provide measurement and analytics solutions to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)....more

GSMA Calls for 4G Spectrum Roadmap in Egypt
July 26th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
The GSMA calls for the Egyptian authorities and the country's mobile industry to work closely together to set a roadmap for the successful introduction of 4G services. ...more

Zain Eyes Mobile License in Egypt
July 18th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
Zain has confirmed that it is interested in buying a 4G license in Egypt from the telecoms regulator....more

Argentine Networks Offered Access to Government Sites
June 23rd 2016 - 03:40 GMT
Argentina's government has said that it will let telecoms operators have access to state-owned properties at no charge in order to make it easier for them to expand their network coverage....more

Egypt Offers Additional Telecoms Licenses to Incumbents
June 20th 2016 - 02:00 GMT
Two of Egypt's telecoms operators have been offered additional licenses to expand their services....more

Thai Regulator to Assist Laos Phone Registrations
June 13th 2016 - 02:45 GMT
Thailand's telecoms regulator, the NBTC is to develop a system for registering mobile phone subscribers in neigbouring Laos, ...more

Indian Regulator Consults on Improving Indoor Coverage
June 7th 2016 - 02:55 GMT
India's telecoms regulator is calling for opinions on how to improve mobile phone coverage inside buildings....more

Saudi Authorities Checking for Saudization of Phone Shops
June 7th 2016 - 02:30 GMT
Saudi Arabia's regulators plan to inspect local mobile phone retailers to ensure that at least half the employees are native Saudis....more

Telenor Boosts Radio Spectrum Holdings
June 2nd 2016 - 02:55 GMT
Telenor has provisionally won a radio spectrum auction in Pakistan that will let it expand its 3G services....more

China Pushes for Phone Registration by Cut-Off Deadline
June 2nd 2016 - 01:45 GMT
Chinese authorities have started reminding mobile users that they have to register their phone, or face being disconnected....more

Indian Regulator Seeks Addition Powers to Censure Networks
June 2nd 2016 - 01:20 GMT
India's telecoms regulator is calling for more powers to impose fines on mobile networks who miss its quality of service tests,...more

Singapore Increases Minimum Coverage Standards for 4G Networks
June 1st 2016 - 01:40 GMT
Singapore's telecoms regulator has issued new rules covering the minimum coverage allowed for 4G networks....more

UAE to Impose Cap on Mobile Data Charges
June 1st 2016 - 01:25 GMT
The UAE's telecoms regulator has ordered the country's two mobile networks to impose a cap on mobile data bundles to prevent customers being hit by unexpectedly high bills....more

USA Regulator Fines Chines Firm Selling Phone Jammers
May 26th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
The USA's Federal Communications Commission has issued a $34.9 million fine against a Chinese electronics manufacturer and online retailer, for selling signal jamming devices to U.S. consumers....more

Triple Zero (000) Calls from Mobiles Easier to Locate
May 2nd 2016 - 02:40 GMT
Calls in Australia to Triple Zero (000) from mobile phones now contain improved location information, following upgrades to the Triple Zero (000) service....more

Radio Spectrum in Latin America, Far From Ideally Allocated
April 27th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
None of the Latin American countries have reached 50% of the 1300 MHz suggested by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for 2015....more

Google Slashes Political Lobbying Outlay by a Quarter
April 26th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
Google slashed spending on lobbying by 25.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to $3.80 million, while AT&T reported the highest lobbying outlay at $4.48 million among a group of 16 tech and communications companies ...more

ACCC Reports Growing Data Consumption and Stable Prices in the Telecoms Sector
April 20th 2016 - 02:25 GMT
Industry members have responded to the increase in demand by investing in their fixed and mobile networks to make sure that they have sufficient capacity to meet the data traffic....more

Majority of Wireless Consumers Support Abolition of Net Neutrality
April 13th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
A new CTIA-commissioned Harris Poll survey found that Americans would overwhelmingly welcome new free data options that allow consumers to access more content and services without counting against their data plan....more

UAE Bans Snapchap App
April 11th 2016 - 02:40 GMT
The UAE's two mobile networks have both blocked the latest version of the Snapchat app for violating local VoIP regulations....more

Japanese Networks Ordered to Stop Heavy Discounting
April 6th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
Two of Japan's mobile networks have been ordered to reduce the discounts they are offering on some smartphones which breach guidelines aimed at ending high discounting....more

Gulf Operators Cut Roaming Rates
April 5th 2016 - 02:30 GMT
The UAE's telecoms regulator has ordered the country's two mobile network operators to cut the cost of roaming overseas within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries....more

Lifting Restrictions and Better Regulation to Unleash the Digital Economy in Palestine
April 1st 2016 - 02:35 GMT
A new World Bank report estimates the Palestinian mobile sector revenue losses at more than US$1 billion in the last three years....more

Politician Wants Texting While Walking to Be Banned
March 29th 2016 - 01:40 GMT
The US state of New Jersey is proposing a new law that would make it illegal to walk, while also sending a text message....more

Confusion As Outcome of Thai 4G Spectrum Auction in Doubt
March 22nd 2016 - 01:45 GMT
The top bidder in Thailand's recent radio spectrum auction has missed a deadline to make its initial payment throwing the whole process into doubt....more

Saudi Arabia to Ban Foreigners From Selling Mobile Phones
March 21st 2016 - 02:50 GMT
Saudi Arabia's government has passed a decree banning foreign workers from selling and maintaining mobile phones and accessories for them....more

Videocon Ditches Idea Cellular for Airtel in Radio Spectrum Deal
March 17th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
India's Videocon has walked away from a deal to sell radio spectrum to Idea Cellular, and instead sold it to Bharti Airtel....more

Verizon Wireless Hit by $1.4 Million Super Cookie Fine
March 8th 2016 - 02:00 GMT
USA based Verizon Wireless has been fined US$1.4 million by the telecoms regulator for using so-called \"super cookies\" without customer's consent....more

Thai Regulator Blocks Plans for 4G at 1800Mhz
March 7th 2016 - 02:30 GMT
Thailand's telecoms regulator has blocked plans by DTAC to refarm some of its unused 1800Mhz spectrum for LTE services....more

Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) Establishes Global Spectrum Group
March 7th 2016 - 01:40 GMT
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) Executive Committee comprising of Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have agreed to form a global spectrum group...more