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Access Alert | Canada’s Public Consultation on a Modern Regulatory Framework for Space

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has launched a public consultation on various aspects of the Canadian national space regulatory framework....

1 Feb 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | Canada’s Public Consultation on a Modern Regulatory Framework for Space
Brazil and the Future of Democracy in the Age of Disinformation

Brazil and the Future of Democracy in the Age of Disinformation

Fake news is far from new. That said, digital tools such as social media and online bots have changed the...

25 Jan 2023 Opinion
GDPR: Is it still fit for purpose? 

GDPR: Is it still fit for purpose? 

The EU’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has fundamentally changed how personal privacy is respected and protected. However, cracks...

25 Jan 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | Environmental Footprint and Data Collection by ARCEP

Access Alert | Environmental Footprint and Data Collection by ARCEP

The impact of the deployment of electronic communications networks, mass production of terminals, operation of data centres, and ever-expanding data...

23 Jan 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | The International Telecommunication Union Focuses on Metaverse 

Access Alert | The International Telecommunication Union Focuses on Metaverse 

The International Telecommunication Union’s Standardization Sector (ITU-T) has established a new Focus Group that will take the first steps towards...

20 Jan 2023 Metaverse Policy Lab
Access Alert | Amendments to the Australian Telecommunications Numbering Plan

Access Alert | Amendments to the Australian Telecommunications Numbering Plan

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) has made changes to Australia’s Telecommunications Numbering Plan to reduce phone scams and...

16 Jan 2023 Opinion
Canadian Competition in the Digital Era: Key Takeaways and Suggested Policy Approaches

Canadian Competition in the Digital Era: Key Takeaways and Suggested Policy Approaches

To watch Dynamic Discussions: Canadian Competition in the Digital Era click here. To read the event transcript click here. On...

16 Jan 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | 2023: The year for spectrum in Latin America

Access Alert | 2023: The year for spectrum in Latin America

Latin America is set to reduce the digital gap, increasingly digitalising its industries while embracing new technologies. Broadband connectivity will...

16 Jan 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | UAE government calls to formulate advanced regulations for the metaverse

Access Alert | UAE government calls to formulate advanced regulations for the metaverse

Following the launch of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy at the Dubai Metaverse Assembly, the UAE government is formulating draft regulations...

13 Jan 2023 Metaverse Policy Lab Opinion
Access Alert | Federal Communications Commission Votes to Establish a Space Bureau and Office of International Affairs

Access Alert | Federal Communications Commission Votes to Establish a Space Bureau and Office of International Affairs

On 4 January, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously to adopt Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s initiative to create a...

12 Jan 2023 Opinion
The future of drones: how will public perception change for future generations?

The future of drones: how will public perception change for future generations?

The common yet intrusive sound of flying insects buzzing towards our personal space is what gave drones their name. It...

12 Jan 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | Mexico Publishes National Radioelectric Programme for 2022-2024

Access Alert | Mexico Publishes National Radioelectric Programme for 2022-2024

On 5 December, Mexico published the National Radioelectric Programme for 2022-2024. The programme, which will be jointly operated by the...

16 Dec 2022 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2022 Scorecard

Tech Policy Trends 2022 Scorecard

Access Partnership has been at the forefront of monitoring and influencing the global technology landscape since 1999. Now in its...

12 Dec 2022 Opinion
The Metaverse Dialogue Series Key Takeaways 2022

The Metaverse Dialogue Series Key Takeaways 2022

In order to combine our knowledge of public policy with our experience working with future technologies, Access Partnership established the...

12 Dec 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab Reports
Access Alert | OFCOM 6 GHz Band Update

Access Alert | OFCOM 6 GHz Band Update

On December 6, Ofcom published an update on their current position regarding the use of the upper-6 GHz band. The...

9 Dec 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Ecuador Digital Transformation Bill Advances in Congress

Access Alert | Ecuador Digital Transformation Bill Advances in Congress

On 23 November, President Guillermo Lasso sent the bill for Audiovisual and Digital Transformation to the National Assembly (NA). This...

9 Dec 2022 Opinion
Python vs MATLAB vs Visualyse for satellite modelling

Python vs MATLAB vs Visualyse for satellite modelling

The satellite industry has evolved significantly in recent years. Even though launching and operation costs have steadily decreased, it is...

6 Dec 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Brazilian telecom regulator approves Strategic Plan for 2023-2027; Peruvian government begins reorganisation of 800 MHz band

Access Alert | Brazilian telecom regulator approves Strategic Plan for 2023-2027; Peruvian government begins reorganisation of 800 MHz band

Two key Latin American countries have demonstrated a strong interest in expanding broadband coverage, fostering investment, and maintaining industry dynamism....

25 Nov 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Colombia allocates the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed use

Access Alert | Colombia allocates the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed use

On 18 November, Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency (ANE) published Resolution 737, officially adding the 1.200 MHz that comprise the 6...

22 Nov 2022 Opinion
SDGs and Space in Africa

SDGs and Space in Africa

AfricaCom 2022 recently concluded. As the premier event for the telecoms industry in Africa, there were many key discussions on...

18 Nov 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | China’s World Internet Conference 2022

Access Alert | China’s World Internet Conference 2022

China held its annual World Internet Conference 2022 (WIC 2022 / 世界互联网大会) in Wuzhen between 9-11 Nov 2022, with the...

14 Nov 2022 Opinion