In July 2018, the Government published its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review examining the state of the UK telecoms market and its importance to the UK’s future economic growth. The review identified that operators face significant difficulties in providing electronic communications services to blocks of flats or apartment buildings, as they
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The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC), the telecommunications regulator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), issued a revised version 3 of its Cloud Computing Regulatory Framework (CCRF v3), which came into effect on 18/04/1442 H (corresponding to 3 December 2020). The CCRF v3 replaces version 2 of the
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In 2018, we published an article setting out Ofcom’s commitment to supporting investment in full fibre broadband and highlighted changes Ofcom was planning to introduce to applicable market regulation to support investment in fibre networks.

Market regulation in the wholesale fixed telecommunications market set out in our article fell away
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In March 2020, the UK Government stated its plan in the 2020-2021 budget to dedicate £5 billion of government funding to support securing gigabit capable broadband in every home in the UK by the end of 2025.

Last Friday on 19 March, the UK Government announced Project Gigabit, the Government’s
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The member states of the European Union (EU) has recently adapted their regulations of electronic communications, including telecommunications, in accordance with the new European Electronic Communications Code Directive (the “EECC Directive”) of the European Union (EU). Its full title is Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the
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The UK Government is consulting on changes to the Electronic Communications Code. The Code is the legal framework underpinning rights to install and keep electronic communications apparatus on public and private land.

The Government intended the most recent version of the Code, which came into effect in December 2017, to
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On Monday (30 November 2020), the UK Government published its 5G supply chain diversification strategy (the “Strategy”) (found here), which outlines the Government’s plans to grow and diversify the UK’s telecoms supply chain and make it more secure and resilient to future threats.

The Strategy sets out
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1. Introduction

1.1           The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the ever-increasing importance of an interconnected world and access to telecommunications infrastructure. This is against the backdrop of the telecommunications sector having become one of the fastest growing sectors globally in recent years. The recent GSMA data on unique mobile phone
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On 1 September 2020, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (“UT”) handed down judgment in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v University of the Arts London.

This is another decision in a number of cases that Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (“Cornerstone”) has brought before the UT and courts


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