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[rpd] Legacy holders?

Sami Salih sami.salih at
Sun Jul 7 05:52:25 UTC 2019

Salam Jordi,

Two connected term "sunset legislation" and "self-regulation" both are just a way/method to control the industry/market. Self-regulation didn't mean you will not need a license, licensing is something different from regulation.
As I find in the AFRINIC processes you have to provide "legal presence in the AFRINIC service region" to justify your request for resources, this may be Telecom regulatory license or other document (this is my understanding and we need member services to confirm).
I believe this requirement is essential as our policies need to know where the AFRINIC resource will be utilized.


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Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 11:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [rpd] Legacy holders?

Just to make something clear, which maybe is not obvious for everyone.

In Spain, some years ago, it was also needed a license. But as the sector grow up, self-regulation is a need.

I think we all agree in this list, that it is much better self-regulation ASAP is possible, as we do in Internet, right?

So, my guess is that sooner or later, most of the Africa countries (and other world regions that still require a license for Internet services), will go away also from that model. May be they just require, that the bylaws stated it, or just a "communication" to the government such as "hey Mr. Regulator I just want to let you know that I'm a new company and going to start providing Internet services soon".

A different issue is cellular networks, because they need to get the radio spectrum and pay for it ...


El 5/7/19 13:53, "Nishal Goburdhan" <nishal at> escribió:

On 04 Jul 2019, at 13:22, Noah <noah at> wrote:

> Some of those countries must be lacking a proper administration and Nishal gave some examples on this thread earlier.

to be clear, i provided some examples of countries where regulators are newer than operators. there are more.
i make no attestation as to what is “proper”.

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