Regulation Corner - 31/08/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

EU may legislate further and charge mobile operators that charge for voice calls by the minute rather than seconds.

New Zealand has invited applications for its $240m Broadband Investment Fund. The deadline for the applications will be on Sept. 30.

Iran has invited firms to bid for the third mobile license in the country.

Kuwait launches a $98m IPO of its third mobile operator, KTC.

In Zambia, MTN and Zain have rejected a request to share their network infrastructure.

Argentina has announced the launch of a new tender to grant spectrum in the 3.5GHz band for new Internet services.

Germany: the German regulatory authority is considering easing Deutsche Telekom' s obligation to sell access to its network in larger cities, in other words DT would be allowed to restrict access to its network in certain cities......ISPs would probably contest the decision in legal institutions....;

America Movil has signed a new operating concession with the Ecuadorian government, including a $3bn investment in Ecuador over 15 years.

Anatel (Brazil) has published its draft regulations on broadband Internet access via PLC (power line communications).

India: the government is considering divesting a 30% stake in Bharti Hexacom, a JV with Bharti Airtel.

Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) announced plans to invite applications for 3G spectrum auction.

Mali: 18 firms were shortlisted for bidding bid for national telecommunications operator Sotelma.

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