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  • CPRW presentations, videos and photos are now available

  • IIC 2014 IRF - presentations are now available for IRF delegates and members

  • The IIC Facilitates Private Meetings

Regulatory Watch

  • Ofcom’s CEO exits

    December 2014: Ed Richards, the outgoing chief executive of Ofcom, the UK regulator, attended an ‘exit interview’ at the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, in which he said that while it would be “delusional” to think that politicians would not take an interest in the regulator, its independence has held up well during his time dealing with a number of ministers. But he said that it is currently too easy for companies to appeal against Ofcom’s... Read this full article

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  • Australian policy roadmap

    December 2014: The Australian government has released a policy paper outlining a roadmap for telecoms regulatory and structural reform, including a response to recommendations of an independent cost-benefit analysis of broadband and review of regulation, led by Michael Vertigan. According to Telecom Paper, reform will be based on three principles: regulation should encourage both retail and infrastructure competition; industry players should be treated... Read this full article

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  • Pressure builds to end net neutrality

    December 2014: More than 60 members of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in the US have signed a letter to the Congress and the FCC in which they “express our strong opposition to proposals to classify broadband as a ‘Title II’ service. Based on our experience and business expertise, we believe that our companies and our employees – like the consumer, businesses, and public institutions who depend on ever-improving... Read this full article

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  • Nigeria counters illegal spectrum use

    December 2014: The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has “clamped down on four telecoms companies for engaging in illegal usage of spectrum frequency,” reports All Africa. The four operators are Steam Communications, Netcom Africa, SwiftTalk and Multi-dimension Technologies, all located in Lagos, and the NCC is reported to be “on the trail of three more operators who were violating regulations in the industry”... Read this full article

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  • Stage set for EU digital reform

    December 2014: The European Parliament has called on EU member states and the European Commission to break down barriers to the growth of the EU’s digital single market in a resolution voted on by MEPs, which also stressed the need to prevent online companies from abusing dominant positions. The digital single market could generate an additional €260 billion a year for the EU economy, as well as boosting its competitiveness, says the text... Read this full article

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  • Virtual taxi services evade intervention

    December 2014: Attempts by India to ban the controversial taxi service, Uber, and other similar services until they get licences, seem to have failed, reports Quartz. These services are still available in the national capital. “After all, these aggregators do not offer a taxi service, but an information service with both riders and drivers as customers. Some of them work exclusively through mobile phone apps, while others also take taxi requests through call centre operations.”... Read this full article

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Global spectrum policy - optimising resource allocation and promoting efficiencies for broadband wireless rollout

How should governments and regulators best incentivise public spectrum owners to identify and release underused spectrum? What are the right “components” of an optimal auction design?
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Expert Speakers who attended Vienna

Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel
Malcolm Harbour
Thomas M Dailey
Dunja Mijatović
Dunja Mijatović
Chris Chapman
Chris Chapman
Paarock VanPercy
Paarock VanPercy
Gabrielle Gauthey
Gabrielle Gauthey
Leong Keng Thai
Leong Keng Thai
Beatriz Quiñones Cely
Linda Jensen

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Intermedia, Winter 2014, Vol 42, Issue 4
The latest edition of Intermedia is now available to download (IIC member login required)
Children's Digital Rights: A Priority
The unfolding global research and policy agenda for children’s digital rights is discussed by Sonia Livingstone
IIC Policy World, December 2014
Our latest newsletter is now available to view online.
Ready for a New Ride
With the internet, software and mobile ‘eating the world’ in three phases of convergence, the policy issues for communications services and the information society may now lie predominantly outside the sector, writes Brian Williamson. Read this full article now!
Telecommunications & Media Forum, Washington DC
The final TMF agenda along with presentations from the event are now available to download (login required).
ASEAN e-Commerce and Payments Alignment
27 November: A half day round table workshop hosted by the IIC Singapore, exploring e-Commerce opportunities and challenges that are springing up for SMEs in the region and regulatory implications. Read more
The EU'S Policy Horizon
November 26, the IIC UK chapter invited some of the more active participants in the EU telecom environment to share their views on what should be on the EU’s policy horizon... Read more
The Future of the Electronics Communications Sector-Investment and Innovation in Italian Telecoms
On 11 November, this half day seminar brought together investors and telecoms operators to examine whether Italy is lagging behind the rest of the world in broadband penetration and development of next generation networks. Read more
CPRW 2014 - Presentations, videos and more
If you attended this year's Communications Policy & Regulation Week in Vienna, or even if you couldn't make it, we now have presentations, videos and photos from the Annual Conference, IRF and M2M Workshop now available for you.

TMF Brussels 2015

The Brussels TMF will be held on 17-18 March 2015.  Click here for the outline programme and confirmed speakers.

Save the Date: TMF Washington 2014

TMF Washington 2014

The Washington TMF was held on 2-3 December 2014. Click here for the programme and confirmed speakers.

IRF Vienna: 6-7 October 2014

IRF Vienna:
6-7 October 2014

This year’s International Regulators' Forum was kindly hosted by RTR the Austrian Regulator. Click here for the programme and confirmed speakers.

Annual Conference: 8-9 October 2014

Annual Conference:
8-9 October 2014

Two days multi-speaker event for members and non-members at the Schonbrunn Palace Conference Centre, Vienna. Click here for the programme and confirmed speakers.