Regulation

US telcos and ISPs band together to fight the spread of Covid19
US regulator, the FCC, launches “Keep America Connected” initiative, in response to Covid19 pandemic
Zain steps up sustainability focus with publication of circular economy report
The new report looks at the challenges and opportunities involved for telcos in confronting the climate change emergency
Airtel lands additional spectrum to boost 4G coverage in Nigeria
Nigeria remains Africa’s biggest telecoms market and is seeing huge uptake in 4G services
Canada tells the US to butt out of its 5G security debate
Canadian operators began their initial 5G rollouts earlier this year but will dramatically ramp up their offering throughout 2020
Nokia CEO steps down after more than a decade in charge
Rajeev Suri will step down from his role at Nokia in September 2020
US fast tracks it plans to free up C-band spectrum for 5G
Satellite operators will be offered compensation from a $9.7 billion fund to trade in their current spectrum holdings
US telcos will be fined $200m for harvesting and reselling customer data
T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon are all accused of violating their customers’ privacy rights by selling their location data on to a series of third parties
Telecom Italia calls for quick solution to Open Fiber network merger
The Italian government has publicly stated its preference for one, single nationwide broadband provider