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28 Mar 2010, 11:01 am by By DEALBOOK
With global markets on the upswing, experts say that the wireless industry is poised for a wave of mergers that could reshape it. [read post]
29 Apr 2013, 7:00 am by Alberto Esenaro
Maybe you have been following my latest posts on the approval process for amending the Mexican Constitution in relation to Telecom (and anti-trust). If not, I suggest you read How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Telecom and Love the Pact or Don´t Panic: Read more [ ... ] [read post]
16 Jun 2010, 3:43 pm by Adam Thierer
PFF has just published the transcript for an event we hosted last month asking “What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?”  The event featured (in order of appearance) Link Hoewing of Verizon, Walter McCormick of US Telecom, Peter Pitsch of Intel, Barbara Esbin, Ray Gifford of Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, and Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation. It was a terrific discussion and it couldn’t have been more timely in light of recent regulatory developments at the FCC.  The… [read post]
22 Oct 2013, 6:00 am by Alberto Esenaro
According to the Mexican Telecom Reform, by December 10, the Congress will enact a law to uniform the current telecom concessions and permits, which could be commercial, public, private and social use. Furthermore, those concessions could be used for rendering any type of service (universal telecom license or “UTL”). Currently, there is a mosaic of telecom concession titles, according to the date of granting. During last decade, Ministry of Communications (SCT) used renewals of titles… [read post]
5 Mar 2014, 4:52 am by Alberto Esenaro
Atlas 1 by Fly Navy Clock is ticking on IFETEL, the new telecom regulator. According to the telecom reform, It needs to comply with five big challenges by this Sunday, March 9, 2014. 1. It will publish the Tender Rules for two new TV networks with national coverage. This Tender will exclude current broadcasters (TV and radio) who own 12 MHz in any of the zones of coverage. 2. It will declare preponderant operators in broadcasting and telecommunications, and will impose regulation in relation to… [read post]
5 Apr 2012, 4:49 pm by admin
On April 4, 2012, the federal CRTC announced that it was calling for public comments on the state of competition in the Canadian wireless sector to decide whether to develop a national code for wireless services (see: CRTC seeks views on the state of competition in the Canadian wireless sector). In making the announcement, the CRTC said: “Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it is seeking views on whether the wireless market has changed… [read post]
1 Jun 2012, 9:08 am by admin
On May 30, 2012, CRTC officials (Senior General Counsel, John Keogh and General Counsel, Telecommunications, Christianne Laizner) appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications commenting on CRTC aspects of Bill C-38. Bill C-38, omnibus legislation that has completed second reading and been referred to Committee would, if passed, amend the Telecommunications Act to eliminate Canadian ownership requirements for small telecommunications companies (carriers with less than… [read post]
5 Jun 2012, 3:26 pm by admin
Today was a day for telecom – some of the interesting telecom, competition and regulatory law developments include: The Acting Chairman of the CRTC delivered remarks to the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto on competition in the telecom sector, proposed small telecom ownership rule changes, caps in the upcoming spectrum auctions, Do Not Call List enforcement funding (to allow the CRTC to recover administration and enforcement costs from the telemarketing industry) and anti-spam enforcement:… [read post]
14 Feb 2012, 5:38 am by Rob Bratby
I have been experiencing an interesting shift in the way that I advise clients on risk as part of my move from Europe to Asia. Almost a week after the Indian Supreme Court revoked 122 mobile licences on the grounds that their award was “totally arbitrary and unconstitutional”, which led to share price drops for some foreign investors, my eye was caught today by this story in the Phnomh Penh Post, that the government would create a telecoms regulator independent of government and that the… [read post]
14 Feb 2014, 7:45 am by Alberto Esenaro
a phone in love #<3 #bychance #haphazard by Franz Schuier IFT started a process to declare which telecom operators are preponderant and could be subject to assymetric regulation or de-invest rulings. Recently, Telmex announced a spin-off of some real estate and leasing corporations. A Televisa subsidiary, obtained an injunction from a Federal judge to stop the spin-off, as it considers it is a maneuver to evade the preponderance rule, supposedly to be issued by IFT next March 9. MVS (Dish… [read post]
29 Oct 2013, 7:58 am by Alberto Esenaro
It took over 10 years to Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Government company of power distribution, to deploy 15,000 miles of optic fibre inside its infrastructure. On 2010, CFE granted under lease a minor portion of the backbone to a JV formed of Telefónica-Televisa-Megacable, through a public tender. At the begining of the current Administration, it was announced that Telecommuncaciones de México (TelecomMexico), the state-owned company operating satellite services,… [read post]
12 Sep 2013, 6:00 am by Alberto Esenaro
Last Tuesday, Mexican Senate confirmed appointment of the 7 commissioners for IFETEL, the new telecom authority in Mexico replacing the COFETEL. Now that the IFETEL has been officially integrated as an autonomous regulator, it is time to catch up with major challenges that have been somehow left behind. Here are some of them. 1. For years, value added services have been sub-regulated, as traditional voice and data transport services have been on the spotlight of the Regulator. However, as internet… [read post]
30 Jun 2010, 8:40 am by By DEALBOOK
The Portuguese government blocked an $8.74 billion bid by Telefónica of Spain to take full control of a Brazilian wireless joint venture it holds with Portugal Telecom. [read post]
21 Jun 2013, 5:40 am by By MARK SCOTT
The Italian bank announced plans to sell stakes in a number of companies for a combined $2 billion, as it looks to untangle itself from Italy's struggling corporate sector. [read post]
1 May 2013, 11:09 am by By ERIC PFANNER
The French government’s objections to plans by Yahoo to buy a controlling stake in the video-sharing site DailyMotion has alarmed entrepreneurs in France. [read post]
18 Sep 2012, 12:48 am by Alberto Esenaro
It was the best of times for MVS in 1989, now forth largest telecom operator in Mexico.  By then, it was awarded with a part of the 2.5 Ghz band of the spectrum.  With time, it negotiated and obtained 90% of the band that nobody wanted. Originally planned Read more [ ... ] [read post]
7 May 2013, 12:59 pm by Alberto Esenaro
Last April 30, Mexican Congress finally approved the Constitutional Reform on telecom (and anti-trust). Now it is time for the 31 State Congresses to review and approve. If any 16 Congresses approve the Reform, it will become a finished Reform. State Read more [ ... ] [read post]
27 Jul 2012, 10:05 am by Alberto Esenaro
According to recent publication of OECD on internet speed, Japan and Sweden are the fastest countries with the impressive advertised average download 149,616 and 101,807 kbit/s, respectively. The US is at a 27,563 kbit/s speed. Mexico, has 5,325 kbit/s. Since Read more [ ... ] [read post]
21 Jun 2013, 9:43 am by By ROB COX
After nearly seven decades of playing the puppet master of Italian capitalism, the merchant bank that Enrico Cuccia built has announced an official retreat. It is the end of an era. [read post]