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
Continue Reading Current trends in investor state disputes in the telecommunications sector

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


Continue Reading Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v University of the Arts London – When is the prejudice caused to the site provider too much?

The recent decision of the Scottish Lands Tribunal  in EE Limited/Hutchison 3G Limited (Applicants) v Duncan and Others (Respondents) LTS/ECC/2019/12 to 16 and 2020/01, 02, 03 & 13 issued on 23 September 2020 is the  latest in a tapestry of litigation which has arisen since the coming into force of
Continue Reading Code rights in Scotland – a hollow victory for operators?

On December 21, 2020, the European Union’s new Electronic Communications Code (EECC) will begin regulating a broad range of previously unregulated services as Electronic Communications Services (ECS). Among these newly regulated services are email, connected wearable devices, and many other Over The Top (OTT) applications, such as audio, video and
Continue Reading Webinar: The new European Electronic Communications Code

For the first time since the introduction of the Electronic Communications Code 2017 (“Code”), the Court was asked to determine a claim for the renewal of a lease of a telecommunications mast site benefitting from the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“Act”) –
Continue Reading The Electronic Communications Code and Business Tenancies

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
Continue Reading UPDATE: Huawei and use of high-risk vendors in UK telecoms networks

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Scope of this article

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
Continue Reading COVID-19 and the telecoms industry

On May 19, 2020, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule that imposes additional restrictions on the provision of certain foreign-made products to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd and most of its non-US affiliates (collectively, Huawei).  These restrictions are another step in
Continue Reading Commerce Department targets Huawei with additional export control restrictions