The European Court of Justice's ruling on the 'right to be forgotten' on the internet, following a case brought by a Spanish lawyer for Google to remove links to articles about him, has come under heavy fire from the US in particular.
The rise of 'bring your own devices', in particular smartphones, is complicating efforts to enforce regulations to record phone calls in financial services companies in the UK, notes a paper from Ovum...
Chilean regulator Subtel has banned mobile operators from offering so-called zero-rated social media apps – services like Twitter and Facebook that, through deals with the carriers, can be used without having to pay for mobile data, according to David Meyer at Gigaom.
The security issues around the emerging internet of things (IoT) technology are taking centre stage, as Apple reportedly prepares to introduce a 'smart home' system and Google is rumoured to be considering new acquisitions to round out its web-enabled home device offering, says ZDnet.
The Philippine telecoms regulator has ordered mobile phone firms to cut mobile text messaging rates by 20% and reimburse subscribers for excess charges from December 2011 onwards, in a decision likely to be challenged by the companies in court, reports Reuters.
The OECD has published the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI), which documents 16,000 measures applied in 40 countries to 18 service sectors.
Guernsey’s business community has been updated on the island’s telecoms infrastructure by CICRA (Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities), writes Guernsey Isle News.
UK regulator, Ofcom, has issued a consultation on proposals to change some of the frequencies that digital terrestrial TV services and wireless microphones use and make the 700 MHz band available for mobile broadband by 2022, if not earlier.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has published a code of corporate governance for the Nigerian telecoms industry.
A report from Frost & Sullivan, 'Analysis of the Brazilian total telecommunications services market', finds that the market earned revenues of $68.07 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $83.72 billion in 2018, and the currently modest adoption rates of pay TV, fixed and mobile broadband, and value-added services point to vast untapped potential.