Regulation Should Force Operators to Cut Data Roaming Rates, OECD

Regulators and policy makers should boost competition among mobile telephone operators to cut the high prices being charged for international data roaming, according to a new OECD report.

Canadians Can Change Mobile Service within 2.5 hrs

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently simplified the process for consumers who want to change providers for their television, home telephone, wireless or Internet services.

Alternative Canadian ISPs Gain Access to Higher Speeds

The Canadian regulatory authority CRTC is ordering big network operators like Bell and Telus to offer smaller wholesale companies higher internet speeds in a move to strengthen competition and accomplish reasonable pricing levels for broadband services.

‘Foreign’ Company Allowed to Offer Wireless in Canada

The Canadian government overruled its regulator CRTC Friday and declared start-up wireless carrier Globalive, financed largely by an Egyptian company, to be Canadian. The company can now start offering service in Canada.

Broadband Quality, Not Penetration, Leads to Different Rankings

Broadband speeds in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain and the U.K. are not up to date when it comes to speedy broadband services available to consumers. These countries are hardly keeping pace with the demands of web based applications and video services, whose bandwidth needs are expected to only rise, according […]

European Mobile Data Market Growing Rapidly

Usage of mobile data services is growing rapidly in the European Union as mobile broadband networks proliferate and prices fall, says the GSMA, the global trade association representing over 750 mobile operators.

US Should Provide Incentives to Boost Broadband Access

The U.S. government should create a national broadband strategy, create incentives and support efforts to boost broadband demand in order to increase broadband access, according to a new report, Explaining International Broadband Leadership released on 1 May.