India’s regulator, TRAI, is to meet telecom service providers to seek their views on minimum floor prices for voice and data tariffs, reports the Hindustan Times.
Ofcom, the UK regulator, is to auction licences to use 190 MHz of spectrum in two frequency bands, increasing the airwaves available for mobile devices by almost one third. It intends to auction 40 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band, which is already supported by mobile devices from manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung.
Global telecoms operators are increasingly concerned about the risk posed by regulatory constraints including EU roaming rules and net neutrality, consultancy network BDO International has said.
Australia’s government has introduced into parliament a comprehensive telecoms reform package “that will ensure all Australians can access sustainably funded high-speed broadband services, regardless of where they live”.
Prices for customers roaming between Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina were reduced on 1 July, in line with a 2014 agreement between the regulatory agencies of the respective nations, notes TeleGeography.
The UK government has added the word ‘digital’ to one of its departments – it is now the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but will continue to be referred to as DCMS. “DCMS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and it is fitting now to include digital in the name.
An independent regulatory body should be established to resolve social media complaints, the Press Council of Ireland has said.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has said the telecoms sector is now a critical element in the country’s economy, as it revealed strong figures relating to mobile payments for goods and services, notes Mobile World Live.
Telecom Italia will go ahead with plans to roll out an ultrafast broadband network in rural or sparely populated areas of Italy despite objections from the government, the phone group's chief executive has said.
The Spanish government has passed a draft bill that aims to reorganise competition regulation, and to improve supervision and regulation in the economic and financial domains, specifically the banking, capital markets, and insurance sectors, notes a report by JD Supra.