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  • New research on initiatives against handset theft in the Americas

    20-12-2017

    Our latest research provides an overview of the different legal/regulatory measures against mobile handset theft in the Americas.

  • New: Middle East Telecoms Country Profiles by Cullen International

    11-12-2017

    This new report sheds light on the main telecom statistics, market information, institutional and regulatory frameworks and more in the Middle East region.

  • New benchmark on the identification of advertising on television and online services in the Americas

    29-11-2017

    Our latest benchmark provides an overview of the main rules in place regarding different forms of advertising.

  • New benchmark on fake news and hate speech takedown in the Americas

    28-11-2017

    Our latest benchmark shows whether countries in the Americas have adopted regulation or initiatives obliging online platforms to remove illegal hate speech and fake news.

  • 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!

  • Latest developments in MENA telecoms regulation

    26-10-2017

    This brief looks back at the main developments in the MENA telecoms sector between mid August and mid October 2017.

  • Now also covering Jamaica as part of our Americas Telecoms service

    26-10-2017

    Cullen International's Americas telecoms profiles provide market data, regulatory and competition environment, policy outlook, at a glance - now covering 17 countries in the Americas.

  • 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!

  • New benchmark on 5G policy proposals and targets in the Americas

    14-09-2017

    Our latest research shows whether and where there is any regulation, policy proposal or target for 5G services in the Americas.

  • 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!

  • Latest developments in MENA telecoms regulation

    22-08-2017

    This brief looks back at the main developments in the MENA telecoms sector between June and mid August 2017. NRAs in the region have taken action to protect consumers, requiring transparency on internet fair use policies in Saudi Arabia, and launching a mobile quality of service app in Tunisia.

  • 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 drone regulation in the Americas: safety, privacy and spectrum issues

    10-08-2017

    Cullen International's new research looks at the regulation covering the operation of drones in the Americas.

  • 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 benchmark on spectrum fees for TV broadcasting in the Americas

    10-07-2017

    Cullen International's new research shows if and where a fee related to the use or value of the radio spectrum are imposed on providers of TV broadcasting services in the Americas.

  • 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.

  • Now also covering Panama as part of our Americas Telecoms service

    16-05-2017

    Cullen International just added Panama to the coverage of its Americas Telecoms service - now tracking the regulatory environment and main legislation in 16 countries across the American continent.

  • 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 e-procurement in the Americas

    13-04-2017

    Cullen International's latest benchmark provides a status overview of the use and eligibility requirements of online public procurement systems in the Americas.

  • New benchmark on the regulation of Uber-like services

    11-04-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on different approaches towards the regulation of Uber-like services across the Americas.

  • 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.

  • New benchmark on accessibility in audiovisual media services (in the Americas)

    03-04-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark assessing the requirements imposed on audiovisual services providers for the protection of people with disabilities.

  • 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 benchmark on spectrum trading in the Americas

    08-03-2017

    Cullen International published a new benchmark on spectrum trading operations in the Americas.

  • 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.

  • United States: New policies and regulation shaping up under Trump's administration

    03-02-2017

    Author : Elena Scaramuzzi

    Cullen International published a report on US policy and regulatory developments (such as data protection, net neutrality, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) and media ownership) in the month of January pre- and post-inauguration.