Access Partnership to Moderate a Panel at Latin American Communications Congress

Posted on 29th May 2019

Access Partnership’s Senior Analyst Juan Cacace will take part in the panel “Challenges on Spectrum Efficient Planning in LATAM” during Congreso Latinoamericano de Telecomunicaciones (CLT) on 3rd July in Cordoba, Argentina. CLT is the leading ICT forum in LatAm, bringing together executives from the telecommunications ecosystem, ministers and regulators from the industry, international organisations and academics across the region.

To find out more and register, visit the event website.

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Brexit Brief: The Last Straw

Posted on 23rd May 2019

After failed negotiations, devastating local election results and poor electoral forecasts in the European elections, the prime minister announced that she would set a timetable for her departure. Will she have time for one last chance to pass a deal?


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Webit 2019: Industry’s Call for Softer Regulation

Posted on 22nd May 2019

Over 15 000 people attended the Webit festival this year, hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria. In its 11th run, the globally renowned international tech festival gathers start-ups, investors and industry leaders to discuss the latest tech and digital trends.

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SearchCIO: Trump’s Move to Ban Huawei a Wake-Up Call for IT Execs

Posted on 21st May 2019

Access Partnership’s Head of Data Policy and Trust Laura Sallstrom spoke to SearchCIO on Trump’s ban on Huawei products from US networks:

“The goal of this action is clearly to target Huawei, but its broad reference and vague writing open the door to broader inspection of the US technology supply chain. Any executive whose company sources any part of his or her supply chain in China should be concerned about this.”

Read the full story here.

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Latin America Leads ICT Reform

Posted on 17th May 2019

From new fiscal policies to labour laws, governments across Latin America are debating structural reforms, with ICT being one of the main sectors targeted.

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Countdown to the EU Elections: Who Will be the Next Digital Champions?

Posted on 16th May 2019

In a week’s time, voters in the European Union will elect a new European Parliament. Aside from customary issues like immigration and the economy, digital policy has become an integral part of campaign platforms, particularly fiscal policy for digital companies, Internet freedom and consumer protection. Industry players should build their engagement plans for the next five years as party lists are finalised.

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Retail News Asia: Forever 21 China Closes Down Online Stores

Posted on 15th May 2019

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Retail News Asia on Forever 21 closing China operations: “Overall this is a big and tough market to compete for non-Chinese brands, given strong domestic competition and unique consumer demands. Domestic e-commerce giants such as Alibaba,, and Pinduoduo compete fiercely against each other as well as edge out smaller brands.” Read the full story here.

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