Tag Archives: telecoms regulation

A new era for the General Conditions?

By Peter Elliott and Mike Conradi, DLA Piper By many accounts, the UK’s framework for regulating communications services is amongst the world’s most dynamic and successful. Leaving in its wake a telecommunications licensing regime, in 2003 the UK Government influenced and then implemented new EU Directives which took a different approach to regulating telecoms: general … Continue Reading

Telecoms: the challenge of keeping up with cross-border regulation

As new technologies emerge, and are treated differently across jurisdictions, businesses need to stay alert to changes in the regulatory landscape The chief disruptors in telecoms today are found in new media companies – businesses that often did not originate in the telecoms sector but who are increasingly challenging the incumbent players, and which most … Continue Reading

Brexit and mobile termination rates

One quick thought on Brexit amongst many written today. It concerns the significant impact it will likely have on the price of international voice calls. All through the EU the price that mobile network operators (MNOs) can charge one another for terminating calls made to their own customers (called the “mobile termination rate” or MTR) … Continue Reading

Appealing a Telecoms Regulatory Decision

By Mike Conradi, Partner and Eamon Holley, Senior Legal Consultant Summary  A recent and interesting case (Colt v Office of Communications [2013] CAT 29) has shed some light on when and in what circumstances the decisions of the UK’s telecoms regulator can be appealed. Background Colt Technology Services (“Colt”) challenged the UK’s Office of Communications … Continue Reading
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