Former Regulator Calls for Agile UN Agency to Regulate ‘AI on Steroids’

Recently, Sam Altman, CEO of Open AI (the creator of ChatGPT) and Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, UAE had a 1-2-1 session on how tools like ChatGPT should or would be regulated. The Minister, drawing from the movie Freaky Friday (where two [...]

By |2024-02-16T16:20:48+00:00February 16th, 2024|Commentary, Telecoms Regulation|0 Comments

Case Study: Cenerva’s Central Role in the Successful Implementation of Auto-Switch Reforms

In July 2019, major reforms were introduced in the UK to simplify the process for consumers to switch mobile phone providers. These auto-switch reforms, mandated by telecoms regulator Ofcom, enabled customers to easily request a porting code or cancel their mobile contract via a simple free text message. Previously, customers often had to phone [...]

By |2023-10-25T17:57:35+01:00October 25th, 2023|Number Portability, Telecoms Regulation|0 Comments

Unleashed AI on Steroids Is Ultimately Unregulatable – But It Doesn’t Mean We Shouldn’t Try

A Perspective from Prof H Sama Nwana – Do We Need a United Nations-Style Regulation of AI? On Wednesday 13th September 2023, the tech bigwigs, including Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla’s Elon Musk, and Google’s Sundar Pichai, amongst others, gathered in Washington DC to discuss AI, with Elon Musk later stating there was [...]

Casting Light on the Vodafone-Three UK Merger: A Regulatory Perspective from H Sama Nwana – a Case of “Indigestion” for the Regulators

Vodafone’s claims in its recent attempt to convince regulators of the transformational potential of their proposed merger with Three that it would result in a concerted push towards 5G, but the reality, as viewed from a regulatory standpoint, may not be as straightforward as the optimistic surveys and economic models from the protagonists suggest.This is [...]

By |2023-07-10T10:21:25+01:00July 10th, 2023|News, Spectrum, Telecoms Regulation|0 Comments

Embracing the Future: Regulatory Sandboxes in Africa’s Digital Age

Dr Martin Koyabe's recent presentation at the Smart Africa Digital Academy in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, has sparked an interesting conversation about the role of regulatory sandboxes in Africa's rapidly evolving digital landscape. As the continent continues to make strides in technology and telecommunications, regulatory sandboxes have emerged as an innovative approach to foster growth [...]

By |2023-06-21T19:21:49+01:00June 21st, 2023|Africa, Telecoms Regulation|0 Comments

Cenerva and University of Strathclyde Partner to Offer MSc in Communications, Technology Policy & Strategy

Cenerva and University of Strathclyde, a world-renowned academic institution, announce a new partnership to offer an MSc in Communications, Technology Policy & Strategy. This cutting-edge programme will equip students with the practical knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the dynamic and evolving telecoms sector. Designed for regulatory professionals who are prepared to [...]

Cenerva Appoints Julian Wilkins as Ambassador for the Caribbean

Telecommunications expert Julian Wilkins joins Cenerva to build relationships in the Caribbean  Cenerva, a global specialist in training-driven ICT regulatory policy consultancy, has announced the appointment of Julian Wilkins as its Ambassador for the Caribbean. In his new role, Mr Wilkins will be responsible for building relationships with governments, regulators and regional operators to [...]

By |2023-03-01T06:52:46+00:00March 1st, 2023|News, Telecoms Regulation|0 Comments

Turks and Caicos Islands Regulator Successfully Finalises Emergency Preparedness Agreement

The Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission (TCTC) has concluded an Emergency Preparedness Agreement between the Islands' network operators, Digicel and Flow, with support from Cenerva The Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission (TCTC) has successfully completed its Emergency Preparedness Agreement (EPA) between the Islands' network operators, Digicel and Flow. The EPA marks the [...]

By |2022-12-07T08:13:50+00:00December 7th, 2022|News, Telecoms Regulation|0 Comments

Spectrum Auction Raises Over R14 Billion in South Africa

ICASA Appointed Cenerva to Advise on Licensing for International Mobile Telecommunications Spectrum Cenerva was appointed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to advise on the licensing process for the assignment of high demand spectrum. This is also known as the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum. This was a landmark event, not [...]

By |2022-05-11T13:31:08+01:00May 10th, 2022|Africa, Spectrum, Telecoms Regulation|0 Comments

Why Malaysia Needs to Improve Its Number Portability Processes

Mobile number portability (MNP) was implemented in Malaysia in 2008, enabling customers to switch mobile service providers while keeping their existing phone number. MNP increased competition and service levels among operators, as they had to work harder to retain customers who now had the freedom to change providers if they were not satisfied with their [...]

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