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"There have recently been some sweeping changes to regulatory regimes for the telecommunications and media industries. In the European Union, the Digital Single Market Strategy has been taken a step forward by the Telecoms Single Market Regulation of 2015, which legislates the principle of net neutrality and, starting from June 2017, will end most roaming charges..."
"New regulations in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free‑Trade Zone (SFTZ) allow increased foreign ownership in certain value-added telecoms services activities (VATS), such as online app stores, online storage and forwarding services and domestic multiparty communications services..."
with Laurent Garzaniti, Hein Hobbelen and Alexia Burckett St Laurent
"Once again last year, Brussels has shown intense activity in the communications space. A significant number of (further) actions have been announced under the Digital Single Market strategy, which was presented in May 2015 and which we reported upon last year..."
"Communication and media are subject to continuous and numerous legal reforms owing to changes in technology and the need for adjustment. Recently, we have noted that the changes have particularly focused on the regulation of the use of data and online platforms..."
"The Hong Kong telecoms sector is a very mature market, reflecting a high degree of liberalisation, an absence of foreign-investment controls and an affluent, technologically sophisticated consumer market..."
"In the new government regime, the Indian telecoms regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has become significantly active in both the telecoms and broadcasting sectors, with several key developments..."
"A major development affecting Ireland and other EU member states in 2015 was the EU announcement of a new Digital Single Market initiative, which includes plans to reform existing telecoms rules and to negotiate common EU data protection rules. Following on from the 2013 Connected Continent package, which aims to create a single telecoms market, the European Parliament in October 2015 approved the introduction of a ban on roaming charges across the EU..."
"The Russian government has continued to explore the boundaries of regulatory interference in an attempt to find the right balance between freedom of communication, national security and the personal rights of users and content providers..."
"The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the government agency responsible for communications and media regulation pursuant to the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Communications Act)..."