Navigating Through the Regulatory Channels: A To-Do List for Satellite Service Operators and End Users

Posted on 31st August 2018

For a multinational company interested in expanding its portfolio, the patchwork regulatory landscape can be intimidating. Industry actors must comb through national and regional licensing processes and fee regulation before offering their services. What should you consider when you’re planning on providing satellite services?

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Ferloo: Sénégal-Code Des Communications Electroniques : WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber, etc Menacés

Posted on 30th August 2018

Senegal’s recently proposed Code of Electronic Communications threatens the access of Senegalese to Internet telephony applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype and Viber. The outcome of such a measure would be a serious blow to the country’s digital economy and net neutrality. Access Partnership’s Director for Africa, Abdou Lo has faced the press in an effort to change the text of the proposed law. Read the full article here (in French.)

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HM Treasury Opens Investigation on Data, Competition, and Digital Markets

Posted on 29th August 2018

In early August, the UK government appointed former Obama advisor Professor Jason Furman to lead a review of data and competition in digital markets for the Treasury. Furman will lead a panel of experts to examine the impact of data-driven innovation on the competitive landscape for providers of digital products and services in the UK.

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Brexit Brief: Negotiations Pick Up the Pace. Will They Gain Momentum?

Posted on 22nd August 2018

Brexit negotiations will accelerate dramatically, now moving from discrete rounds of monthly talks to one long set of ongoing talks in a bid to resolve outstanding issues before the next European Council summit in October.

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Access Partnership Co-Writes a Paper on Cybersecurity Culture, Norms and Values

Posted on 17th August 2018

Access Partnership’s Ryan Johnson co-wrote a background paper to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Best Practices Forum on Cybersecurity. The paper is focusing on the culture, norms and values in cybersecurity and the plan of action on the Best Practice Forums (BPFs). Download the paper here.

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Leading by Example: the UAE’s Bid to Champion the AI Revolution

Posted on 15th August 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been hailed as a transformative, revolutionary technology at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. Nations world-wide are striving to develop and implement AI-friendly policies to encourage the adoption of AI applications in economic verticals including transport, health, space, renewable energy, and education.

This is the first of a series of articles aiming to familiarise readers with the AI strategies of some of the nations at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, starting with the United Arab Emirates.

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Quartz: India’s Plan to Host Data Locally is Extremely Challenging—and Pretty Pointless

Posted on 10th August 2018

Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Analyst Logan Finucan spoke to Quartz on India’s plan to host citizens’ data locally. Read the full article here.

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