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Ethiopia proceeds with setting up telecoms regulator Ethiopia proceeds with setting up telecoms regulator

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers has issued a new proclamation calling for the establishment of an independent federal government body to oversee the communications sector, as TeleGeography reports.

  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019

UK review of journalism tackles “uneven balance of power”

A review by Dame Frances Cairncross into the sustainability of high-quality journalism in the UK has been published, making proposals “designed to encourage new models to emerge, with the help of innovation not just in technology but in business systems and journalistic techniques”.

  • Monday, 18 February 2019

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

FCC completes first 5G spectrum auction FCC completes first 5G spectrum auction

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has completed its first 5G auction, with a sale of 28 GHz spectrum licences raising $702 million, notes Mobile World Live.

  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Five Minutes On...The EU Electronic Communications Code Five Minutes On...The EU Electronic Communications Code

The EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC) is a new directive consolidating and reforming the framework for the regulation of electronic communications services and networks across the EEA. Member states must adapt their existing telecommunications regulations in accordance with the EECC by 2020.

  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019

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

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