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Telecommunications companies in Slovenia are embroiled in a bitter row which centres on the ability of this new EU member state to operate an effective regulatory regime.
The absence of a proper legal instrument to enforce spectrum rights and obligations in the UK could seriously hinder the market’s growth.
The Slovenian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (APEK) has strongly refuted allegations made by new entrant operators that it is covertly supporting the anti-competitive practices of the country’s incumbent operator.
The decision by the UK regulator, Ofcom, to minimise its involvement in European standards bodies in a bid to cut costs has received a mixed response.
Come November, the UK’s regulator, Ofcom, will have a much clearer idea about how to proceed with regulating Ultra Wideband (UWB).
The tug of war continues Premium
The future of Powerline Communication (PLC) systems looks more tenuous than ever after a European Commission (EC) attempt to break the deadlock encountered further opposition from proponents and contestants of the technology.
Slovenia: EU urged to step in Premium
Wide-ranging allegations that the incumbent telecommunications operator of new EU entrant, Slovenia, is abusing its dominant position have been brought to the attention of PolicyTracker.
A yawning gulf Premium
The European Commission's (EC) attempt to make it easier to catch terrorists and criminals by ensuring that communications companies retain their traffic data has run into determined opposition from a broad spectrum of groups who are rarely in agreement.
Although the European Commission sees spectrum management as largely the job of member states a little recognised process is underway designed to create a more uniform approach.
For devotees of Anglo American capitalism the problems currently occupying ART, the French telecoms regulator will seem strange.
The BBC has laid out its vision of taking the lead in building a digital Britain while staying true to its public service principles.
Halfway there? Premium
The EC’s attempt to drive agreement on DRM has had some success but two important stakeholder groups are still outside the fold.
ERG scrutinises cable networks Premium
The European Regulators Group (ERG) is to consult publicly on wholesale broadband access to cable television networks in a bid to ensure consistency in regulation and technology neutrality.