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  • Briefing on proposed EU regulation on fairness and transparency of platforms

    18-05-2018

    Cullen International organised a briefing on the European Commission proposed regulation on "promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services" on 16 May 2018.

  • New comparison between new and existing EU audiovisual rules

    16-05-2018

    Cullen International has published a comparison between the current EU Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive and the new directive which was agreed by the European Parliament and the Council on 26 April 2018.

  • New benchmark on national mobile roaming in Europe

    15-05-2018

    Our latest research benchmarks national mobile roaming regulation in Europe, including the technologies involved, if there is a legal obligation to offer national roaming, and price regulation.

  • New Infographic: Models of separation and equivalence of access in Europe

    03-05-2018

    Our new infographic summarises whether separation is applicable at wholesale level and, if applicable, the model of separation adopted by incumbents in selected European markets.

  • New research on spectrum for 5G in Europe

    27-04-2018

    Our latest spectrum benchmarks show upcoming and ongoing spectrum awards in Europe.

  • 3 regulatory challenges for platforms - Challenge 3: Content recognition technologies

    29-03-2018

    This is the third of three benchmarks on initiatives targeting platforms in Europe.

  • Postal companies can leverage their trusted reputation to diversify into adjacent services

    28-03-2018

    The 'Post & Parcel 2018 Europe' conference took place on March 20-22, 2018 in Berlin. This report summarizes the key findings of the conference.

  • 3 regulatory challenges for platforms - Challenge 2: Illegal content

    19-03-2018

    This is the second of three benchmarks on initiatives targeting platforms in Europe.

  • 3 regulatory challenges for platforms - Challenge 1: Transparency

    15-03-2018

    This is the first of three benchmarks on initiatives targeting platforms in Europe.

  • New benchmark on media literacy in Europe

    05-03-2018

    Our new benchmark shows if media authorities have a clear mandate to promote media literacy and the main roles they undertake for that purpose. It also shows if other government authorities oversee media literacy.

  • New benchmark on national fake news initiatives in Europe

    25-01-2018

    Our new benchmark shows the latest initiatives on fake news in ten European member states.

  • [Infographic] EU Telecoms Review: European Parliament and Council positions

    23-01-2018

    Our new infographic summarises the main points of the lead Industry (ITRE) report and the Council negotiating mandate, which serve as the basis for the ongoing trilogue negotiations.

  • New benchmark on gender equality in TV programmes and advertising

    08-01-2018

    Our new benchmark shows whether there are rules on gender discrimination in television editorial and advertising programmes in the different EU member states.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    27-11-2017

    Author : James Thomson

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 10: Refusal to supply

    27-10-2017

    This is the last of ten cases that we share with you from our unique Competition Law database over the past ten weeks. We trust you find our case selection interesting!

  • New benchmark on political/government advertising in the European media

    25-10-2017

    Our new benchmark shows whether national governments can advertise on linear television, outside election periods.

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 9: Anticompetitive bundling

    23-10-2017

    This is the nineth of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    23-10-2017

    Author : James Thomson

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • New brief on VAT for cross-border e-commerce

    20-10-2017

    Cullen International just published a new brief on the EU Commission's proposal to modernise VAT for cross-border e-commerce.

  • Spectrum regulation in Denmark now covered by our Radio Spectrum service

    17-10-2017

    Cullen International just added Denmark to the coverage of its European Spectrum service - now tracking spectrum regulation, licences and award procedures in twenty European countries.

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 8: Rebates granted by dominant firms

    16-10-2017

    This is the eighth of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 7: Temporary takeover of a failing firm

    09-10-2017

    This is the seventh of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 6: Margin squeeze and NCA dilemma of cost data

    02-10-2017

    This is the sixth of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 5: Using competition law to negotiate prices

    25-09-2017

    This is the fifth of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    18-09-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 4: Abuse of exclusive broadcasting rights

    18-09-2017

    This is the fourth of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 3: Predatory pricing in a related competitive market

    11-09-2017

    This is the third of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • New benchmark on data retention requirements for OTT communications apps

    08-09-2017

    Cullen International has published new research looking at whether EU member states’ data retention laws take account of new communications habits.

  • [Infographic] EU Telecoms Review – end user rights: key European Parliament vote and latest Council draft compromise

    05-09-2017

    Our new infographic summarises the main results of the lead Parliament Internal Market (IMCO) committee vote on end user rights and universal service. It also covers the latest compromise proposal of the Estonian Council presidency.

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 2: Antitrust boundaries for network co-investment

    04-09-2017

    This is the second of ten cases that we will share with you from our unique Competition Law database over ten weeks. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • 10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 1: Abusive favouring

    25-08-2017

    Over the next ten weeks, we will share with you ten key cases from our unique Competition Law database: one per week from each of the different types of competitive abuses. We trust you will find our case selection interesting!

  • Abigail Browne Fellowship - Invitation to apply for 2017/2018 edition

    21-08-2017

    Cullen International announces a new fellowship in memory of Abigail Browne (1976-2015). The fellowship remembers Abigail's life and recognises her work in the field of communications regulation. Deadline for application is November 1, 2017.

  • New benchmark on football media rights (UEFA Champions' League)

    03-08-2017

    Cullen International's new research benchmarks UEFA Champions League media rights and prices across different European countries and compared to the previous seasons.

  • New study with Cullen International research on the current regulatory framework for electronic communications published by EU Commission

    02-08-2017

    Cullen International has contributed to an important study for the European Commission on the current regulatory framework for electronic communications.

  • New benchmark on the implementation of Roam Like At Home

    01-08-2017

    Cullen International has published a new benchmark looking at the implementation of the EU rules abolishing retail international mobile roaming surcharges.

  • New infographic on proposed EU e-Privacy Regulation

    05-07-2017

    Cullen International has published an infographic on the state of play of negotiations on the adoption of new e-Privacy rules in the EU.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    03-07-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • New benchmark on policy initiatives targeting online platforms

    21-06-2017

    Cullen International has published a new benchmark mapping policy initiatives specifically targeting online platforms in 14 European countries.

  • Latest infographic on EU NRAs’ approach towards zero rating

    21-06-2017

    An overview of the positions recently taken by some European NRAs towards mobile operators' zero rating offers.

  • New benchmarks on postal NRAs’ powers in Europe

    16-06-2017

    Cullen International has published two new benchmarks on the ability of European postal NRAs to intervene in disputes and whether they can impose fines as a means of enforcement.

  • Briefing on the end of roaming surcharges in the EU

    15-06-2017

    Author : Martin Schraa

    Retail roaming surcharges for international voice, SMS and data have been abolished as of June 15, 2017. This concludes a legislative process of more than ten years. Cullen International's briefing gives an overview of the main changes in the EU roaming regulation.

  • 25th Conference on Postal & Delivery Economics: Commission should focus on universal service instead of cross-border parcel delivery

    07-06-2017

    Author : Virginie Alloo

    The 25th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics took place in Barcelona from May 24-27, 2017. This report summarizes the key findings of the conference.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    06-06-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • Overview of Netflix (film) taxes in Europe and the Americas

    31-05-2017

    Cullen International's new benchmark shows where video on demand/over-the-top platforms such as Netflix are subject to a tax aimed at funding national film/audiovisual creation.

  • Should the Electronic Communications Code include provisions on co-investments?

    24-05-2017

    Author : Stefano De Luca

  • New European telecoms benchmark on geographic markets and remedies

    22-05-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark of geographic markets for wholesale local and central access (markets 3a and 3b/2014) covering 17 Western European countries plus Poland.

  • Benchmark on fair use policies for mobile broadband in Europe (Updated May 19)

    19-05-2017

    Cullen International's published a latest benchmark showing in which European markets an unlimited offer is available and whether a fair use policy applies.

  • EU Parliament lead Transport & Tourism (TRAN) committee draft report: obligations for all cross-border parcel delivery providers and for online traders

    09-05-2017

    Author : Tomasz Kulinski

    Cullen International’s briefing analyses the European Parliament’s lead Transport and Tourism (TRAN) committee’s draft report, comparing the suggested amendments with the Commission’s proposed Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery.

  • New report on the revision of the AVMS Directive: EU Parliament calls for substantive changes to the Commission’s proposal

    02-05-2017

    Author : Laura Sboarina

    Cullen International's latest flash message provides a full, point-by-point comparison between the European Commission’s proposal to update the Audiovisual Media Service (AVMS) Directive and the latest report by the lead Education and Culture (CULT) committee of the European Parliament.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    02-05-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • New benchmark on health limits for exposure to electromagnetic fields

    27-04-2017

    Cullen International's latest benchmark shows the health limits for exposure to electromagnetic fields across Europe.

  • New benchmark on number-independent OTT communication services

    06-04-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark showing whether number-independent OTT communication services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Gmail and Apple FaceTime are currently considered as electronic communications services (ECS) in European countries.

  • New benchmarks on service levels for wholesale provisioning and repair in Europe

    04-04-2017

    Cullen International published two new benchmarks assessing the quality levels required for wholesale broadband services across countries in Western Europe.

  • EU Digital Economy Weekly Update

    27-03-2017

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • New report on the regulation of drones used for parcel delivery

    20-03-2017

    Author : Tomasz Kulinski

    Cullen International's latest report on drone regulation explains the European Commission’s proposals to include drones within the scope of air traffic safety rules, while also establishing a common European framework for the manufacture and operation of these unmanned aircraft.

  • New infographic on EU NRAs’ approach towards zero rating offers

    13-03-2017

    An overview of the positions recently taken by some European NRAs towards mobile operators' zero rating offers.

  • New infographic on the risks of mobile network sharing

    23-02-2017

    A snapshot of mobile network sharing in Europe, showing how closer network sharing brings the risk of competition law intervention.

  • New benchmark on Regulatory Basis for MVNOs

    14-02-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on European cases where mobile network operators are obliged to give access to MVNOs on regulated terms

  • BITS seminar on 'Internet of Things and IP peering'

    08-02-2017

    Author : Philippe Defraigne

    Cullen International, together with the Universities of Leuven and Namur, held on February 2, 2017 a seminar on 'internet and IP peering'.The seminar discussed the technical arrangements, commercial agreements and regulatory implications on IP interconnection.

  • Ofcom moving forward with legal separation of BT and Openreach

    07-12-2016| Europe

    Author : Cullen International

    Organizer : Cullen International

  • Lunch debate: EU Copyright Reform: How to share the value for the uses of content by online platforms

    07-12-2016| Brussels, Belgium

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/news/2016/lunch-debate/lunch-debate

    Organizer : Cullen International

  • European Commission gives conditional clearance to the Microsoft/LinkedIn merger

    06-12-2016| Europe

    Author : Cullen International

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The European Commission has conditionally cleared Microsoft’s US$26bn (€23.28bn) acquisition of LinkedIn after a phase I investigation. (Digital Economy, Competition Law)

  • Special report: Telecoms, Media and Digital Economy Landscape in the US

    10-11-2016| Americas

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Organizer : Cullen International

  • New: Poland is now available in the Postal service reports and analyses

    18-10-2016| Europe

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The European Postal service covers eleven countries

  • New: EU Weekly Report

    16-10-2016| Europe

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    Organizer : Cullen International

    A recap of the key EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy in the past week and of the events taking place this week.

  • Facebook told to stop collecting and storing data of German Whatsapp users

    02-10-2016| Europe

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The Hamburg data protection authority (DPA) ordered Facebook to stop collecting and sharing data of WhatsApp´s German users.

  • BEREC publishes net neutrality guidelines

    01-09-2016| Europe

    Author : Matej Podbevsek

    Organizer : Cullen International

    The final version of BEREC net neutrality guidelines, published on August 30.

  • Abigail Browne Fellowship 2016

    23-05-2016| Europe

    Organizer : Cullen International

    Cullen International announces a new fellowship in memory of Abigail Browne (1976-2015).

  • Announcement regarding the appointment of a new CEO for Cullen International

    07-04-2016

  • BITS seminar discusses the protection of digital consumers

    18-03-2016

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

  • Belgian CSA conference: "The platform is the message"

    15-03-2016

    Author : Jérôme Dheur

  • New benchmark on regulated wholesale access to cable networks

    07-03-2016

    Cullen International published a new benchmark showing that four European countries have regulated wholesale access to cable networks.

  • New benchmark on the regulation of TV distributors in Europe

    17-12-2015

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on the regulation of distributors in Europe as part of our European Media service.

  • Cullen International selected by the European Commission to carry out a study assessing the current EU regulatory framework for electronic communications

    15-12-2015

    Cullen International, together with WIK-Consult and the Research Centre for Information, Law and Society (CRIDS) of the University of Namur, has been selected by the European Commission (DG Connect) to carry out a study entitled “Substantive issues of review in the areas of market entry, management of scarce resources and general consumer issues”.

  • New benchmark on registration of prepaid mobile customers

    10-12-2015

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on the registration requirements of prepaid mobile customers across Europe.

  • Universal unconstrained connectivity - a challenge for the telecoms framework review

    20-11-2015

    Author : Peter Dunn

    Cullen International contributed an article to PubAffairs' "The Week in Brussels" on the telecoms framework review.

  • New benchmark on Layer 2 wholesale access, virtual unbundling and enhanced bitstream

    27-10-2015

    Cullen International just added a new benchmark on Layer 2 wholesale access, virtual unbundling (VULA) and enhanced bitstream to its European Telecoms service.

  • Recent European spectrum develoments bring the 1452-92 MHz band into the spotlight

    23-10-2015

    Cullen International just added a new benchmark on the regulation of the 1452–92 MHz band in Europe to its Radio Spectrum service.

  • New benchmarks on sharing economy and on reporting requirements for cyber security breaches

    20-10-2015

    Cullen International just published two topical new benchmarks within our Digital Economy service: One on 'National approaches on the sharing economy' and one on 'Reporting requirements for cyber security breaches' (30 European countries covered).

  • BITS seminar discusses whether internet platforms should be regulated or not

    22-07-2015

    Author : Javier Huerta Bravo

  • Brussels office expansion - all under one roof

    24-06-2015

    Cullen International moved the Namur office to merge with our newly expanded Brussels headquarters to now have all Belgian staff under one roof. The Brussels address remains the same, but phone numbers changed.

  • New benchmarks on price squeeze and telecoms fees added to European Telecoms service

    05-06-2015

    Cullen International just added two new benchmarks to its European Telecoms service: "Price squeeze and economic replicability tests (ERT) " and "Telecom fees and taxes".

  • e-Commerce becomes Digital Economy

    14-04-2015

    Cullen International has just just relaunched its European e-Commerce service as the Digital Economy Service to reflect more accurately the broad range of topics covered by this service. The newly revamped service provides enhanced features and simplified access to hot topics in regulation affecting the internet, such as OTTs, e-Health, apps, cloud and the Internet of Things.

  • The Davos of telecoms - reflections on MWC 2015

    02-04-2015

    Author : Peter Dunn

  • New benchmarks on TV channel licences, strategies into football content and Netflix like services

    19-03-2015

    Cullen International published 3 new benchmarks as part of our European Media service: TV channel licences, strategies into football content and ''TV-like' services launched by national broadcasters/operators.

  • EU Regulatory Developments in Electronic Commerce (Dec. 2014 – Feb. 2015)

    13-02-2015

    Author : James Thomson

  • Cullen International launches new Competition Law service

    12-02-2015

    Cullen International just launched a new cross-sectoral Competition Law service following cases at EU and national levels and covering all critical competition law themes.

  • New coverage of European Media service

    28-11-2014

    Cullen International just included Sweden in its national benchmark of European audiovisual regulation, as well as a new table on Netflix internet average speeds and partnerships.

  • New benchmarks on postal USO

    18-11-2014

    Cullen International included three new benchmarks on Universal Service Obligation (USO) calculation, financing and governance in the latest Cross-Country Analysis report, which is part of the European postal regulatory intelligence service.

  • Slovenia added as 18th country to our European Spectrum service

    03-11-2014

    Cullen International's has just added Slovenia to his European Spectrum service, as well as a new benchmark on member states' plans to award additional bands for mobile broadband.

  • Cullen International contributed an article to "Reinventing the Post II - Changing Postal Thinking"

    26-09-2014

    Cullen International's senior postal analyst Carla Pace has contributed an article on "European postal privatisations and the economic crisis" in the book "Reinventing the Post II - Changing Postal Thinking".

  • Poland added as the 8th country to our European Media regulatory intelligence service

    31-07-2014

    Cullen International's Media service now also monitors and benchmarks audiovisual regulatory developments in Poland, bringing the coverage to a total of eight European countries. Sweden will follow shortly.

  • New study report on electronic communications in EU enlargement countries

    07-03-2014

    Cullen International just published the final report of a 3-year study for the European Commission on the "Monitoring of electronic communications in the enlargement countries".

  • BITS Seminar on data portability - Brussels, April 29

    28-02-2014

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/events/training--conferences/conferences/2014/04/bits-seminar-on-data-portability-at-the-crossroads-of-data-protection-and-competition-policy/

    Cullen International, together with the universities of Namur and Leuven, will organize a seminar on data portability at the crossroads of data protection and competition policy.

  • New expanded coverage of Postal regulatory intelligence service

    22-01-2014

    Cullen International's Postal service now also monitors and analyses postal regulatory developments in Finland, Ireland, Italy and Spain (in addition to the 6 initial European countries).

  • BITS Seminar on industrial policy and telecom regulation - Brussels, January 28

    09-01-2014

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/events/training--conferences/conferences/2014/01/bits-seminar-on-industrial-policy-and-telecom-regulation/

    Cullen International, together with the universities of Namur and Leuven, will organize a seminar on industrial policy and telecom regulation.

  • New Regulatory Training Calendar 2014

    11-12-2013

    Our training offering ranges from our popular masterclasses, providing a comprehensive overview of sector regulation, to specialist seminars focusing on specific regulatory topics.

  • BITS (Brussels Internet & Telecoms Seminars) on Net Neutrality - Brussels, November 28

    20-11-2013

    Event : http://www.cullen-international.com/events/training--conferences/conferences/2013/11/bits-seminar-on-net-neutrality/

    Cullen International, together with the universities of Namur and Leuven, will hold a seminar on Net Neutrality and the concept of discrimination under competition law.

  • Cullen International launches new Postal service

    07-02-2013

    This new service covers developments in the critical areas of postal market regulation at EU and national levels (initially covering Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK).