Wednesday, May 04, 2022

European operators claim € 20 billion per year from big tech companies to use networks

They presented a study proposing that Amazon, Google, Meta and Netflix contribute to a direct fund that will be used to pay part of network updates. They assure that the traffic caused by these technologies costs them up to € 28 billion a year.

According to a study by consulting firm Axon and commissioned by the ETNO (European Association of Telecommunications Network Operators), a small number of video, social media and technology companies, including Meta, Google, Netflix and Amazon, account for more than 55% of all traffic on mobile and broadband networks on the European continent. The research concludes that this costs European telcos between € 15- € 28 billion each year. The increase in the use of data through these platforms was exacerbated by the lockdowns decided to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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Colombia · Politics21/06/2022

Petro main challenge to be choice of roadmap to reduce digital divide

Gustavo Petro will take office on August 7. It will promote the deployment of fiber in urban areas and the use of low orbit satellite Internet for rural areas. It also warns that it will modify the regulation. The outgoing government leaves behind a new spectrum scheme for 5G and the completion of the public consultation on its deployment.

Globales · Regulation17/06/2022

European law on digital services marks a new regulatory paradigm.

Known as the DSA (Digital Services Act), it makes platforms responsible for the content they publish. It also forces them to share data with advertisers and open their algorithms to scrutiny by regulators. It will be passed in July, which complements another piece of related proposed legislation, the DMA.

Perú · Regulation31/05/2022

Peru tries to unlock Public-Private Partnerships and accelerates the 2022-2023 project portfolio

Legislative Decree 1,543 ordered the creation of OGEP (Project Management Offices) in public entities of the three levels of government to improve project management in PPPs. The Ministry of Economy and Finance is currently working on the OEGEP regulation: The guidelines and methodologies established in regulations is expected to be approved by the end of the year.

Colombia · Politics23/05/2022

Digital divide, education and 5G, axes of proposals of main candidates for ICT sector

Next Sunday, May 29, the presidential elections will be held in Colombia, one of the most important countries in the region for the sector. Gustavo Petro, the candidate who received the most votes in the primary elections, maintains his advantage, but it would not be enough to avoid a second ballot.

Argentina · Spectrum16/05/2022

Chronicle of a return of spectrum: the arguments between Enacom and Telecom

The operator has demanded compensation for disposing of those blocks. Enacom rejected it, arguing that the company has enough spectrum to meet its obligations. Now, the regulator has put the 2600 MHz band in the assignment-on-demand process, which opens new enquiries about who will be able to participate and if the legal limits on spectrum possession in the hands of each operator will be maintained.

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Costa Rica · E-Government 24/06/2022

In La Caja only 13 equipment had protection

Globales · Mobile · Software and Applications 24/06/2022

Telefónica and NTT DATA develop solution that integrates 5G in intralogistics management

Brasil · Operators · Equipment Providers and Network Solutions 24/06/2022

Vivo and Huawei carry out 5G tests in millimeter waves and FWA

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