APCC in the News

Telecoms firms against plans for stiffer fines Straits Times

The Straits Times published on 21 October 2010 the attached article on the responses to the Ministry of Information, Communication & the Arts proposed revisions to the Telecommunications Act. On 26 October it published the following clarification: “IN LAST Thursday’s story ‘Telecoms firms against plans for stiffer fines’, we said all five respondents to a public consultation called by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts are opposed to a revision of the Telecommunications Act providing for stiffer fines. The Asia Pacific Carrier’s Coalition, one of the respondents, has clarified that it is not opposed to the raising of the fines. Rather, the consortium of global and regional telcos is opposed to giving regulator Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) the sole power to decide on and impose the bigger fines. It has proposed that the IDA should apply to a court to impose such a penalty.”

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Industry majors push for Asian regulatory benchmarks Communications Global

A group of high-profile global companies including AT&T, BT and MCI has launched a new coalition in Asia, aiming to foster a uniform regional approach to national telecoms regulation and improve conditions for competitive carriers. Executives said the Asia Pacific Carriers Coalition would publish a regional regulatory scorecard and work to open doors for foreign companies in China and India. (PDF)

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