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.
One of the trends report highlights of the year is just out – Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2014.
"THE best possible birthday gift for Brazilian and global web users," is how Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the world wide web described Brazil’s 'internet bill of rights', or Marco Civil, now approved in the lower house of congress, reports the Economist.
Poland's minister of administration and digitisation has published a regulation that includes requirements for public telephone service operators to provide services to people with disabilities, notes Telecompaper.
The Wall Street Journal reports that many of Europe's telecoms companies "are trying to scale up and swallow smaller players. There is just one problem: antitrust authorities think they are carving out the wrong kind of merger."
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published its final report into the regulation of fixed line telecoms services, revealing that it will continue to regulate wholesale services supplied using fixed line incumbent Telstra’s copper network for another five years...