Asymmetry in wholesale mobile call termination rates distorts the market, undermines competition and harms consumers, reports TechCentral on the views of MTN South Africa CEO, Zunaid Bulbulia...
Canada's new industry minister, James Moore, has "slammed a campaign by the big three wireless providers - Bell, Rogers and Telus - to stop Verizon from coming to Canada as 'dishonest' and 'misleading'," according to Huffington Post Canada.
In the US, a dispute between CBS and Timer Warner over programming charges has led to a blackout of CBS on cable in some major cities, and discussion about whether the FCC should intervene.
The Czech telecoms regulator has called for bids in a rerun auction for mobile frequencies that may allow a new market entrant and threaten incumbent operators, which have vowed to dispute the process, says Bloomberg.
India has set up a committee to examine the conditions for allotment of airwaves through routes other than auction, minister of state for telecommunications, Milind Deora, has said.
The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) has announced a consultation on the auction rules for the sale of digital spectrum in the 800MHz band, as well as 900MHz and 1800MHz frequencies, notes TeleGeography.
New Zealand's government "is proposing to cut through the regulatory mire" over price-setting for fast broadband services by using the prices tendered by participants in its ultra-fast broadband rollout project instead of complex international benchmarks, reports Scoop.
Algeria telecoms regulator, Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Telecoms (ARPT), has launched a tender for 3G mobile concessions, says TeleGeography...
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has received a list of candidates for two new regulatory bodies that were created as part of a recent overhaul of the country's telecommunications and broadcast industries.
Ofcom, the UK regulator, has published a consultation on the role that spectrum sharing could play in meeting capacity demands of mobile broadband and machine-to-machine communications.