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Q&A with Chris Chapman Q&A with Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman, President of the IIC and the inaugural Chair of the ACMA – December 2018

  • Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Romanian regulator launches 2019 plan for consultation

ANCOM, Romania’s regulator, has launched for public consultation an “action plan” for 2019, with Sorin Grindeanu, ANCOM’s president, saying: “New challenges lie ahead of ANCOM in 2019, with the organisation of the 5G auction as a main project.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Agreement reached on European TV copyright

European negotiators have reached a political agreement on proposed copyright legislation on TV and radio programmes. The new rules will make it easier for European broadcasters to make certain programmes available on their live TV or catch-up services online, and will simplify the distribution of more radio and TV channels by retransmission operators.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

OTT services to overtake cinema box office

A tipping point in the global entertainment industry is set to occur in 2019 with revenues from subscription over the top (OTT) services exceeding cinema box office, according to a study from Ampere Analysis.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

FCC votes to classify SMS as information services FCC votes to classify SMS as information services

Wireless operators got what they were asking for when the FCC voted 3:1 to deny requests from Twilio and others to classify text messaging services as “telecommunications services”, which would subject them to harsher regulation, reports FierceWireless.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

China makes moves on blockchain regulation

According to website, International Law Office, the Chinese government’s growing concerns about certain aspects of blockchain have triggered a number of recent regulatory responses. For example, in June 2018 the government learned of a vaccine scandal in which improper wording was allegedly uploaded to Ethereum (a type of blockchain).

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

FCC goes for incentive auction for 5G spectrum

The FCC has published more on its plans to hold a major 5G spectrum auction in 2019 by adopting new rules that will promote the availability of high-band millimetre wave spectrum for the next generation of wireless connectivity.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

European regulators body publishes plan for 2019/20 European regulators body publishes plan for 2019/20

BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, has released a number of documents and consultations, including its “highly anticipated” opinion on the EU net neutrality regulation and guidelines.

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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