In a similar deal to the Comcast-Netflix tie up in the US, Dutch cable company Ziggo, which was recently acquired by competitor UPC for €10b, is planning to charge video-on-demand providers additional fees to guarantee that its customers get high-quality access to their online TV services, ZDnet reports.
The US FCC should move forward with a plan to open up new 5 GHz spectrum to WiFi as consumer demand for wireless bandwidth skyrockets, one of its commissioners has said, reports ARN.
New Zealand's Commerce Commission is seeking submissions on its proposed approach to setting the rate of return on capital for the unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) network and the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service, comments Reseller News.
The New York Times has a wry look at Canada’s broadcasting regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and its rules mandating levels of Canadian programming related to "Canadian artists having access to Canadian airwaves".
The UK has the best broadband coverage, take-up, usage and choice for both fixed and mobile services when compared with key European rivals France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The UK government has published a new spectrum strategy that "sets out how we will meet the increasing demands for the use of spectrum over the next decade and double spectrum's contribution to the UK economy...
Last year the European Commission tendered a study to review different methods for estimating costs and benefits within its integrated approach to impact assessment.
ICT ministers from 35 Commonwealth nations have adopted a cyber-governance model that will guide national policy development of their national cyberspaces, HumanIPO reports.
TeleGeography reports that South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) will bar each of the nation’s cellcos – SK Telecom (SKT), KT Corp and LG Uplus – from signing up new subscribers for 45 days.
The GSMA has issued a report indicating that shared spectrum can complement but in no way replaces the need for exclusive-access spectrum in the provision of mobile broadband.