Broadband operators submitted initial bids to the Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action, and Environment (DCCAE) last week, for subsidy to roll out high speed broadband services in rural areas of Ireland. Frontier supported eir in the development of the financial aspects of the bid.
The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), the Mexican telecommunications regulator, has asked the incumbent America Movil-backed fixed line operators Telmex and Telnor to modify their respective ‘functional separation’ proposals in order to comply with regulatory measures approved in March 2017.
The Monopoly Commission, an independent advisory body to the German government, has today published a report on the current level of competition in energy wholesale markets in Germany, particularly in the power sector.
The European Commission (EC) published on the 5th of October the responses to a public consultation it undertook between March and June 2017 as part of its review of the “Significant Market Power” (SMP) Guidelines. The SMP Guidelines, first published in 2002, are a framework for national regulatory authorities (NRAs) across the EU to assess […]
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given unconditional clearance to the proposed merger between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. Frontier advised Vodafone India during the merger process.
The Superintendency of Residential Public Services (SSPD), Colombia’s public utilities regulator, has today closed the file on the investigation against Zona Franca Celsia, a thermal plant, for its conduct during electricity price spikes in Colombia in 2015 and 2016.
Catherine Galano and George Houpis of Frontier today spoke at the Club of Regulators workshop in Paris.
Frontier’s new report recommends a comprehensive Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme to achieve major energy savings in UK homes.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report following a market study into the use of price comparison sites and other apps.
57% voted in favour of keeping Tegel open at yesterday’s referendum in Berlin about the future of the airport. While the vote is not legally binding, it will further support the public debate about the future of the inner-city airport. In the run-up to the referendum, Frontier worked on a study which assessed the case for keeping Tegel open.
Anna Berry, consultant at Frontier Economics, today spoke at a Market Research Society (MRS) conference on how behavioural economics insights can be used to design innovative customer research in the utilities industries.
Heathrow Airport published a report drawing upon analysis from Frontier Economics to estimate the potential impact of reducing Air Passenger Duty (APD) on domestic routes in the UK.
The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today announced the results of its auction of “Contracts for Difference” (CfDs) to support renewable generation. Frontier has advised bidders in renewable auctions across Europe.
Frontier announce today the appointment of Matthew Bell as Director in their Public Policy practice. Matthew joins from the UK Committee on Climate Change where he was the Chief Executive leading its independent assessments of actions to tackle climate change.
Audiencia Nacional, a Spanish high court, has today overturned the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition’s (CNMC) €25 million fine to mobile operator Telefónica in 2014 for anti-competitive behaviour in the mobile markets. Frontier advised Telefónica on this matter.
The Salvation Army today published a report by Frontier Economics investigating the Government’s proposed changes to funding housing for those at risk of homelessness.
Audiencia Nacional, a Spanish high court, has today overturned the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition’s (CNMC) €120 million fine to mobile operators Vodafone, Telefonica and Orange for abusing their dominant position by passing on excessive prices for the termination of Short Message Service (SMS). Frontier advised Vodafone on this matter.
The Department for Education (DfE) today published a report commissioned from Frontier Economics presenting evidence from the evaluation of early rollout of 30 hours free childcare.
The Association of Swiss electric utilities, Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen (VSE), today published an article in which Christoph Riechmann and David Bothe of Frontier (Europe) consider the role of the power-to-gas technology for European and Swiss energy and climate policy.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) today in Singapore launched a report on the economic contribution of trademark-intensive industries to five ASEAN economies – Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – that together account 90% of the ASEAN region’s GDP.