Regulatory Category

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

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