Telecommunications

Reform of Telecommunications Framework

In May 2015, as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission published proposals to reform the EU telecommunications regulatory framework. Following a series of consultations in 2015, the Commission published further proposals to reform the EU legislation … Continue reading

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Collaborate and Diversify: Connectivity in the Digital Age

Transformation in the global telecoms ecosystem is gathering momentum. It is driven by evolving technologies, growing customer appetite for hyperconnectivity and a new breed of competitor. In their quest for a place within this fast moving landscape, traditional telecoms companies … Continue reading

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Budget 2018: Investing in a rapidly evolving digital landscape

Advances in technology and changing business models are transforming the global economy across all industry sectors. The measures announced by the Chancellor in Monday’s Budget Speech showcase how the UK Government is seeking to embrace innovation and new and emerging … Continue reading

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Ofcom imposes double cap in forthcoming 4G and 5G spectrum auction

On 11 July Ofcom issued its long awaited statement on the competition issues and auction regulations for the award of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands (the “Auction“).

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House of Commons briefing on mobile roaming and Brexit

In July 2017, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on the recent abolition of mobile roaming charges (the “Briefing Paper“). The European Commission’s 2015 regulation on roaming and net neutrality (the so-called … Continue reading

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Ofcom consults on mobile call termination market review 2018-2021

On 27 June 2017 Ofcom issued a consultation on its review of the wholesale mobile call termination markets for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. The last mobile call termination review was published on 17 March 2015 … Continue reading

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Ofcom publishes consultation on Wholesale Broadband Access Market Review

On 22 June Ofcom issued its consultation on wholesale broadband access. The consultation reviews the market in light of Ofcom’s strategic review of digital communications which was published on 25 February 2016. The strategy aims to: Encourage the large-scale deployment … Continue reading

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First reading of Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill

The Telecommunications Infrastructure (relief from Non-Domestic rates) Bill 2017-2019 (“the Bill“) passed its second reading debate in the House of Commons without any division on Monday 10 July 2017. MPs will next consider the Bill in a Committee of the … Continue reading

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First Digital Economy Act Commencement Regulations Published

The first commencement instrument under the Digital Economy Act 2017 (the “Act“) has now been published. The Act anticipates staggered commencement dates with many of the provisions being commenced and the detail provided by secondary legislation. The recent Digital Economy … Continue reading

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End of retail roaming charges in the EU

15 June 2017 marked the end of retail roaming charges across the EEA. The European Commission’s 2015 regulation on roaming and net neutrality (the “Roaming Regulation“) set out a new retail pricing regime for regulating roaming services with the objective … Continue reading

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