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By Mike ConradiChristian Keogh & Joana Santos

On 5 February 2020, we first posted about the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) publication of technical advice to telecoms operators on their use of equipment from high-risk vendors (HRVs) in UK telecommunications networks – i.e. the Telecoms Security Requirements. Since
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As a result of the lockdown measures taken in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have seen an increase around the world in the demand for digital
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This article is from February 2020, click to read the updated version from July 2020

In July 2019, the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) concluded its Telecoms Supply Chain Review, aiming to create an evidence-based policy framework for the telecoms supply chain. As part of the
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Infrastructure and institutional investors are increasingly turning their attention to digital infrastructure assets and the global rollout of fibre broadband. Fibre-to-the-home in particular is seen as an essential component of digital transformation and as providing a large pool of investment opportunities.

Though the sector has traditionally been dominated by telecoms
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[This is an updated version of my earlier blog piece from July to take account of revisions agreed through the legislative process since then.]

The new European Communications Code (the “Code” – which I have blogged about here) will introduce a mechanism allowing investments in fibre networks made by
Continue Reading Co-Investment Models for Broadband Infrastructure – an explanation and short critique (updated)

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The new European Communications Code (the “Code” – which we have blogged about here) will introduce a mechanism allowing investments in fibre networks made by operators with significant market power (SMP), in some circumstances, to be excluded
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**NOTE THERE IS AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST HERE**

It is now almost two years since the European Commission proposed a new “European Electronic Communications Code” (the “Code”) which would amend and consolidate the current regime (dating from 2002). [i]

On 29 June 2018 a new, amended, draft was published. This is expected to go to a final vote in the Autumn of this year.

The Code will, when finalised, repeal the existing 2002 Directives and replace them with a single, consolidated text, for implementation in Member States within two years. Having spent some time reading through the (c.450) pages the main changes or issues appear to be as follows:


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