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Guyana’s Telecoms Sector Formally Liberalised

Breaking: Guyana’s Telecoms Sector Formally Liberalised, Way Cleared for Lower Prices for Phone, Internet Services By Denis Chabrol, Demerara Waves October 5, 2020 Prime Minister Mark Phillips late Monday night announced that Guyana formally broke the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s 30-year old monopoly on international voice and data, paving the way for fierce competition in [...]

2020-10-06T09:30:43-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

FCC Calls for New Scrutiny of Submarine Cables

FCC Commissioner Calls for New Scrutiny of Undersea Data Cables By David Shepardson, Reuters September 30, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday called for new scrutiny of undersea cables that transmit nearly all the world’s internet data traffic. “We must take a closer look at cables with [...]

2020-10-01T10:17:57-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

FCC Formalizing “Team Telecom” Process

FCC Releases Draft Order Formalizing “Team Telecom” Process By Covington & Burling LLP, Lexology September 17, 2020 Last week, the Federal Communications Commission circulated a draft order that will formalize its coordination with what has been known as “Team Telecom”—the national security review process for foreign investments in U.S. telecommunications companies. The draft order, which the FCC [...]

2020-09-18T10:10:39-04:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Businesses in Batam Cheer News of SEZs

Businesses in Batam Cheer News of SEZs By Arlina Arshad, The Straits Times July 25, 2020 Amid the economic doom and gloom, businesses in Indonesia's Batam Island have something to cheer about after a top investment council gave the nod to the development of two special economic zones (SEZs) worth 22.2 trillion rupiah (S$2.1 billion). [...]

2020-07-27T09:26:28-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Team Telecom Formalized into New Committee

‘Team Telecom’ Formalized into New Committee; Increased Scrutiny of Chinese Involvement in US Telecommunications Services Continues By White & Case April 15, 2020 On April 4, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) establishing the ‘Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector’ (the Committee). The Committee replaces [...]

2020-04-16T12:00:16-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bermuda Act Boosts Hopes for Subsea Cable Industry

Act Boosts Hopes for Subsea Cable Industry By Scott Neil, The Royal Gazette February 18, 2020 Bermuda has put itself into the frame to be the first landing hub for submarine communication cables in the Atlantic. New cable systems are being planned, and the Submarine Communication Cables Act 2020, which was approved by MPs on [...]

2020-02-18T10:04:09-05:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

FCC Amends Outage Reporting Requirements

FCC Amends Certain Aspects of Submarine Cable Outage Reporting Requirements By Womble Bond Dickinson, Lexology December 30, 2019 The Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) has issued an Order on Reconsideration (Order) that reexamined and amended certain aspects of the submarine cable outage reporting requirements, outlined in the Submarine Cable Outage Reporting Order. The Commission [...]

2020-01-06T09:55:27-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |