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Seven things regulators need to consider in the IoT

Seven things regulators need to consider in the IoT

Written by on December 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The potential for IoT to have a positive economic, societal, and environmental impact worldwide is substantial, but its development also raises new questions to be addressed by regulators and policy makers. The need to protect consumers, and to help them understand how their data is being used, must be balanced against the need to ensure […]

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China appoints new internet regulator to exert ‘tight grip’

China appoints new internet regulator to exert ‘tight grip’

Written by on June 30, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday appointed a new head of its powerful internet regulator, a man who has publicly vowed to maintain the ruling Communist Party’s tight grip over cyberspace. The Chinese government exercises widespread controls over the Internet and has sought to codify that policy in law. Officials say such restrictions are needed […]

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EU regulators to veto Telefonica’s sale of O2 UK to Hutchison

EU regulators to veto Telefonica’s sale of O2 UK to Hutchison

Written by on April 26, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU competition regulators will veto CK Hutchison Holdings’ 10.3 billion-pound ($14.9 billion) deal to buy O2 UK from Spanish group Telefonica to become Britain’s biggest mobile network operator, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Hutchison, controlled by Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, had always faced an uphill battle getting […]

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BT scolded by regulator, Ofcom, for slow service and high prices

BT scolded by regulator, Ofcom, for slow service and high prices

Written by on March 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms regulator said BT, the owner of the biggest fixed-line network, must install business lines more quickly and significantly reduce the wholesale prices it charges rivals for the lines. Ofcom’s demands come less than a month after it said it would impose higher service standards on BT’s networks unit Openreach in […]

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India’s Facebook slap could rebound on other regulators

India’s Facebook slap could rebound on other regulators

Written by on February 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s decision to effectively ban Facebook’s pared-back free Internet service is a major blow to the social network’s plans, and may prompt other regulators to demand equal online access for their users. Facebook will have to reconsider its approach in the light of India’s new rules preventing Internet service providers from having […]

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Is the time right for consolidation and the carrier’s carrier model?

Is the time right for consolidation and the carrier’s carrier model?

Written by on January 15, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Consolidation of the mobile industry is a reality. The question is not whether the mobile market will experience consolidation but how and in which countries. The French telecom regulator ARCEP has just launched a public consultation which contemplates limiting network sharing. But network sharing has been vital to the French telecom industry, consider the cooperation […]

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Airbnb launching clubs to combat the regulator

Airbnb launching clubs to combat the regulator

Written by on November 5, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Airbnb said on Wednesday it plans to form 100 home-sharing clubs in cities across the United States during 2016, seeking to organize advocates of home-and room-sharing companies to head off regulatory crackdowns. These clubs are an extension of the $8.4 million ground campaign Airbnb organized ahead of Tuesday’s election in San […]

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The Regulator, increased fees and possible bill shock

The Regulator, increased fees and possible bill shock

Written by on September 25, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

An ongoing mystery is close to being solved. For as long as residents of a small island just off mainland Europe can remember, calls have mysteriously dropped, despite high fees. Internet sessions have been frozen, emails stop, half sent and people have inexplicably hurled devices at walls. Inhabitants of the UK have long believed that there […]

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Regulator sticks it to billing

Regulator sticks it to billing

Written by on August 11, 2015 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll If Ofcom was a character in a Lewis Carroll story, it would be the Mad Hatter. No matter how insane the existing logic behind the regulations that are […]

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Netflix seeks to raise share authorization in step to stock split

Written by on April 13, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc is seeking to increase its share authorization by nearly 30 times, the video streaming service said in a filing with regulators. The company is seeking shareholder approval to increase the number of shares authorized to 5 billion from the current 170 million, a regulatory filing showed. The move by Los Gatos, […]

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