In September 2022, DLA Piper published its latest article in its series on Project Gigabit (“Project”), detailing the progress made by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) up to the end of Summer 2022 towards national coverage of gigabit-capable broadband. Further detail onContinue Reading Project Gigabit: Autumn Update 2022
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
On 21 October, Ofcom announced that it was revising its guidance on net neutrality. Otherwise referred to as ‘open internet’ net neutrality is the principle that users of the internet should be in control of what they see and do online – rather than the providers. Rules on net neutrality…Continue Reading Ofcom consults on more liberal net neutrality guidance
In June 2022, DLA Piper published its latest article in its series on Project Gigabit (“Project”), detailing progress made by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) up until Spring 2022 towards national coverage of gigabit-capable broadband. Further detail on the overall Project can…Continue Reading Project Gigabit: Summer Update 2022
On Friday 17 June 2022, Ofcom announced a new set of rules coming into force requiring customers of telecoms services (including broadband, mobile and landline services) to be provided with “short and simple” contract details when signing up to a new deal, and an expanded right to exit from their…
Continue Reading New rules on short and simple telecoms contract details
In the UK, any person who wishes to operate an earth station gateway, or earth station terminals, as part of a NGSO satellite network must obtain a relevant earth station licence from Ofcom.
In December 2021, Ofcom introduced changes to its existing NGSO earth station licensing process.
In February 2022 DLA Piper published an article on the winter update (the “Winter Update”) to Project Gigabit (“Project”) and the developments made by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) as it progresses towards national coverage of gigabit-capable broadband. Further detail…
Continue Reading Project Gigabit: Spring Update 2022
In the UK, Ofcom is responsible for, among other things, authorising and moderating use of radio spectrum. This is done through the granting of licences under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 or by making regulations exempting the use of particular equipment from the need to obtain such a licence. As…
Continue Reading Ofcom proceeds with implementing the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2022
Under the Government’s 2021 National Space Strategy, the Government has an aim for the UK to be a leader of commercial small satellite launches in Europe by 2030.
It is clear the Government and industry are taking steps towards achieving this goal.
As we move into the second half of…
Continue Reading UK plans to encourage the development of the UK space sector