Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mexico’s telecom reform bill gains Congressional approval

Legislation to  enhance competition in the Mexican telecoms sector has been backed by Congress. The reforms, which were  proposed by President Enrique Pena Nieto, was approved by the Senate. However, the bill now still needs to be passed by a majority of state legislatures, though this is expected to be a formality. A new telecoms regulator […]

Capacity Building Workshop on Regulatory Auditing and Cost Modelling in Sub-Saharan Africa for French-speaking African countries

ITU/BDT and the HIPSSA-EU Project are organizing the Regulatory Auditing and Cost Modelling Workshop to be held in Dakar, Senegal from 27-31 May 2013. The objective of this workshop is to train relevant people on Regulatory auditing and Cost modelling in delivery of services in telecommunications/ICT by ensuring the understanding of price regulation and market […]

International Internet Connectivity in Sub-Saharan African Countries

ITU/BDT has launched the report on International Internet Connectivity in Sub-Saharan African Countries. This report analyses the various actors in the provision of Internet connection and the role played by each one, as well as the bottlenecks that can lead to inefficiencies and associated costs in the sub-Saharan Africa. It also sets out concrete recommendations […]

Telefonica Vivo switches on 4G in Sao Paulo

Brazil’s leading mobile operator by subscribers Vivo, controlled by Telefonica of Spain, has launched 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services – dubbed ‘Vivo 4G Plus’ – in Sao Paulo and six other cities, its CEO Antonio Carlos Valente is quoted by local press as saying. Under the terms of its licence award, Vivo is required […]

ETNO-MLex Regulatory Summit – Defining New Directions

This event will gather up to 200 high-level delegates from industry, EU institutions, regulators, academics and investors to discuss important regulatory issues concerning the EU. Two panels of experts will debate with delegates about the forthcoming review of the recommendation of relevant markets, and the long-term prospects for regulation in Europe in line with market […]