Telecommunications

Our Practice

Our international telecommunications team advises on every aspect of law, regulation and policy that affects those participating in the telecoms sector. Our experience extends across all types of network and platform - fixed, mobile, satellite, cable TV, terrestrial broadcasting and the Internet.

Proven experts in the sector, our clients include some of the industry-leading telecom companies and operators; including ten of the world's top 15 telecom operators.

We advise on every aspect of specialist communications and regulatory work, including significant wet and dry infrastructure projects, interconnection issues, establishment issues for new market entrants, access issues such as local loop unbundling and the impact of EU legislation.  

Experience

Avaya

  • on a complex technology licensing, development and support services agreement in connection with the divestment of certain of its business assets.

China mobile

  • on the outsourcing of its mobile roaming clearing and related back office functions.

du

  • (the second fixed mobile operator in the UAE)Advising on all phases of its design, build, operate and transfer arrangements for the construction of its telecommunications network by Nokia.

Equinix

  • on their acquisition of a data centre facility in Dubai and on an alliance with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du) to deliver data centre and interconnection services to customers in the Middle East.

Lebara

  • on its proposed mobile phone-specific International Money Transfer service.

NTT DoCoMo Inc

  • advising this major Japanese mobile telecommunications client in relation to a range of trade mark issues on an international basis.

PCCW Global

  • on its bid to purchase the Gateway business (wholesale carrier services and enterprise services business division) from Vodacom.

Qatar National Broadband Network Company

  • on its infrastructure access and sharing arrangements with Ooredoo.

Truphone

  • on all its corporate and commercial arrangements domestic and international including the holding company on its equity and debt funding rounds, its Management Incentives Scheme and its Employee Incentive Scheme.

UK Broadband

  • in relation to wireless spectrum acquisitions, reseller agreements and base station procurement contracts.

Verizon

  • on the rights of access to data that various European governments have and contrasting those rights with US governmental rights of access under the Patriot Act.

Virgin Media

  • on its bid to provide a dark fibre based backhaul solution jointly to Telefónica /o2 and Vodafone. And on several major outsourcings including the £100m outsourcing of the operation and maintenance of its voice and data network to BT, the £600m outsourcing of call centre services to IBM and the outsourcing of its logistics, warehousing and supply chain management to Kuehne and Nagel.