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Articles tagged with: Europe

Finland kicks off broadband strategy

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications is to prepare a national broadband strategy that aims to define the country’s broadband targets for the years 2025 and 2030.

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Europe’s operators lobby for spectrum reform

Europe's largest mobile telecoms companies have called on European Union governments to end their resistance to awarding wireless spectrum licences for at least 25 years to encourage investment and innovation, reports Reuters.

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

BEREC replies to EU significant market power review

BEREC, the body of European regulators, has replied to the European Commission’s consultation on the review of the ‘Commission guidelines on market analysis and the assessment of significant market power under the Community regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services’ (the ‘SMP guidelines’).

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Guyana monitors spectrum and gears up for new regulator

Guyana’s National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) has switched on three spectrum monitoring stations that will allow the regulator to determine whether spectrum is being used illegally as well as detect and monitor licensed spectrum,...

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Somalia passes draft communications act

The Somali cabinet has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, which aims to establish the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for the country’s thriving telecoms sector, notes TeleGeography.

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Ofcom to auction two spectrum bands this year

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.

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Belgium’s regulators team up on market power review

Belgium’s TMT regulators, Vlaamse Regulator voor de Media, Conseil supérieur de l’Audiovisuel, Medienrat and BIPT, have published draft decisions on broadband internet and broadcasting, concluding that the retail broadband internet and television broadcasting markets are still characterised by competition shortcomings.

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Other European countries want to join the roaming club

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.

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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