On 7 March 2024, the UK Government released a new Space Industrial Plan, building on its 2021 National Space Strategy.

This article provides context to the Government’s announcement, including the National Space Strategy which we have previously written about here, and what lies ahead under the new Space Industrial

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The UK space sector is at a critical juncture.

Space presents an abundance of opportunities – thousands of satellites are expected to be launched between now and 2030 as technology and processes continue to be developed which increasingly facilitate novel and innovative missions (particularly with the assistance of AI and

Continue Reading UK Space Agency undertakes consultation on orbital liabilities, insurance, charging and sustainability

Ofcom has released a draft of its proposed Plan of Work for FY 2024-25 for consultation.  

The proposed Plan of Work sets out Ofcom’s key priorities and work programmes for the 2024/25 financial year, and also provides an insight into key regulatory developments that will emerge or are likely

Continue Reading UK spectrum regulation: Regulatory developments which satellite operators can expect for FY 2024/25

The Electronic Communication Code (“ECC”) confers rights on telecommunications providers in regard to the maintenance and installation of electronic communication networks.

Recently, the ECC has undergone changes to both its provisions and supporting documentation. The two changes that will be considered in this article are:

  • The Ofcom Consolation
Continue Reading Recent changes to the UK Electronic Communication Code

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New mobile roaming alert – protections for UK holidaymakers

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Ofcom has opened a consultation that sets out proposals for new rules and guidance

Continue Reading New mobile roaming rules proposed by Ofcom to protect UK retail customers

On 3 February 2023, Ofcom published guidance setting out how it expects mobile providers to conduct themselves during the upcoming switch-off of 2G and 3G networks in the UK.

This article provides an overview of the background to the switch-off of 2G and 3G networks in the UK, and summarises

Continue Reading Sunsetting of 2G and 3G networks: Ofcom’s expectations for switch off of legacy mobile networks

It is 5 years since the Digital Economy Act 2017 came into force in December 2017 which implemented significant changes to the Electronics Communications Code (“ECC”) into law. The revised ECC dramatically changed the balance of power between the various stakeholders and there has been significant case law

Continue Reading “We’re all in this together” – key stakeholders join together to form connectivity alliance

When entering a long-term services contract, the prospect of future political or environmental changes affecting performance will not be the parties’ primary focus. However, circumstances can change quickly and without warning, particularly in what may be regarded as more challenging jurisdictions. Whether due to regime change, civil unrest, military action

Continue Reading War, Coups and Hurricanes – Exiting long-term services contracts when conditions change