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European regulators report on network neutrality

Published on: July 20, 2018

Back in November 2015, the EU adopted the open internet regulation (EU) 2015/2120, which aims to set fair rules to safeguard equal and non-discriminatory treatment of traffic in the provision of internet access services and related rights of end users. The regulation applies from 30 April 2016. The EU member states are required to annually, by 30 June, report on the implementation of those rules, for the periods from 1 May to 30 April. The first report was to be provided by 30 June 2017, covering the period from 30 April 2016 to 30 April 2017 (the first 12 months following application of the provisions). Now, we have the second year of application and several regulators have published their ... more

UKE, Nokia demonstrated 5G at BEREC plenary meeting in Sopot

Published on: June 15, 2018

Polish regulator UKE and Nokia conducted successful 5G tests during the 35th Plenary Meeting of BEREC in Gdansk. That was the first case in Europe, when a regulator initiated 5G tests. more

South Korea, network neutrality and 5G

Published on: May 30, 2018

In the regulation of electronic communications, 'network neutrality' is something what the European regulators would automatically call a 'must' and they would only discuss proper implementation details. In the US, on contrary, the regulator has decided to cancel the network neutrality requirement. Interestingly enough, recently we can ... more

FIFA World Cup Russia

Published on: May 28, 2018

Swiss comparison portal moneyland.ch focused on roaming costs for Swiss football fans in Russia, with regard to the coming FIFA World Cup. Ralf Beyeler, a telco expert from moneyland.ch, has analysed roaming tariffs of several mobile operators and has found significant differences. more

DESI 2018

Published on: May 25, 2018

On 18 May, the European Commission published the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a composite index published every year since 2014, measuring progress of EU countries towards a digital economy and society. It brings together a set of relevant indicators on Europe's current digital policy mix. The DESI is composed of five ... more

Ofcom’s research document

Published on: May 24, 2018

On 17 May, the UK regulator Ofcom published a research document Pricing trends for communications services in the UK. The research showed that although most communications customers benefit from choice and value, those who do not effectively engage with the market typically pay higher prices. more

Network neutrality

Published on: May 22, 2018

On 16 May, the U.S. Senate voted in favour of keeping open-internet rules and overturn the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision of December last year to repeal net neutrality rules. However, the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House, reported Reuters. more

MUSIC STREAMING AND ‘ZERO-RATING’ CREATE NEW REGULATORY CHALLENGES

Published on: May 15, 2018

The role of telecommunications companies has changed greatly in recent years. Whereas in the past, telecom firms were simply providers of communications services, today, they are becoming embroiled in issues related to content and are having to act as entertainment intermediators. more

OFCOM – DELIVERING REAL INSIGHTS INTO THE UK BROADBAND MARKET

Published on: May 8, 2018

The UK regulator, Ofcom, is a great example of a telecoms regulator actively engaged in guarding the quality of service provided by operators, as well as educating consumers on their rights and how to choose and set-up the best broadband service for their needs. more

MoQoS: The Second Stakeholders Conference

Published on: May 1, 2018

We’re inviting all our associates, colleagues and partners to join us at the Second Stakeholders Conference in Sopot on 12th June. more