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Russia abandons autocratic telecom proposal

 05 Mar 18
In 2010, the Russian government gave mobile-network operator Yota the first licence to offer a fourth-generation (so-called “LTE” or long-term evolution) mobile broadband service at wholesale level.…

Mexico’s elaborate open-access telecoms scheme struggles to take off

 05 Mar 18
The Mexican government obtained a constitutional change in 2013 to enable it to promote competition in telecommunications.…

How Kenya’s bold open-access telecom plan came unstuck

05 Mar 18   Gary Moore
Kenya’s 2011 national broadband policy contained details of a government project for a “fast track” rollout of a wireless 4G wholesale open-access network (WOAN).…

Rwanda’s stuttering wholesale 4G telecoms network

05 Mar 18   Gary Moore
The Rwandan Government has been building a single 4G wholesale open-access telecoms network in a joint venture with South Korean operator Korea Telecom (KT).…

Illegitimate FSB directive revoked

13 Nov 17   Gary Moore
Until very recently, financial intermediaries and advisers (financial-service providers, FSPs) wishing to reappoint representatives who had been debarred from the industry,…

Irrational new regulations for minibus taxis

18 Sep 17   Gary Moore
Worthless and peripheral tinkering at paintwork and logos…

FAIS clearly unclear

26 Jun 17   Gary Moore
A norm cannot be regarded as a “law” unless it is formulated with sufficient precision to enable the citizen to regulate his conduct.…

FAIS: Debarring representatives violates the Rule of Law

14 Jun 17   Gary Moore
The provision of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act of 2002 (“FAIS”) that vests in employers the power and obligation to banish (“debar”) financial-services representatives from the entire industry, has the effect of discriminating…

Warning: FAIS killed off swathes of financial advice industry, failed investors – now brace for FAIS II

02 May 17   Gary Moore
The costs of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS) have been shown to be no less than eight times what Parliament was led to believe they would be.…