2020 was a busy year for the telecommunications industry, not least because of the increased reliance upon it to support the global workforce through the international COVID-19 lockdown periods.
We have also seen the emergence of 5G infrastructure, and continued developments with Internet of Things (IoT) products, and related edge computing.
While the industry continues to strive to meet customers’ demands for increased speed, increased reliability and increased capacity, the reliance upon the telecommunications industry to support this growth will undoubtedly continue through 2021.
We can advise you across the full spectrum of telecommunications, particularly within the complex regulatory space of telecommunications infrastructure and the Electronics Communications Code. We will support you to manage and mitigate the strategic challenges arising from the continual development and delivery of new types of digital services, in particular in connection with smart and assisted technologies, and remote telecoms solutions.
Our international focus means that we advise a wide range of leading operators, and other telecoms companies, on a range of strategic matters ranging from ongoing technology disruption to digital transformation and diversification in the Middle East, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. Our market leading advice to policy makers and regulators in these jurisdictions is changing competition and liberalisation initiatives, giving us a broad perspective of the regulatory and commercial challenges facing both developing and developed markets.
Read about our international communications expertise in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.Read more
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Subsea Lifelines of the Internet
Changes to the CPR for media and communications claims
From 1 October 2019, changes will be made to the CPR for media and communications claims
Lexis Nexis Middle East feature Charles Russell Speechlys' role in the Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority's publication of BNet Reference Offer
To post, or not to post?
Following the ECJ’s recent ruling, re-posting of a photograph is likely to require the authorisation of the copyright owner.
TMT Finance M&A Forum – May 2018
A summary of the key themes discussed on the Technology M&A Panel at the TMT Finance M&A Forum, chaired by Mark Howard.
The meteoric rise of the so-called ‘Influencer’
Caroline explores striking the balance between maintaining the reactive appeal of social media and brand protection.
GDPR: are you compliant?
We offer a comprehensive solution for businesses who are affected by the new General Data Protection Regulation.
Connect - TMT industry newsletter
Read the first edition of our new regular TMT newsletter, Connect.
GDPR for IT Services: Keeping compliance at the heart of the controller/processor relationship
This paper looks at measures processors can take to assist controllers to comply with GDPR and to adequately manage the associated risk.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on sale of Worksmart Technology to Arrow Business Communications
We have advised on the sale of Worksmart Technology to Arrow Business Communications
Charles Russell Speechlys to participate in London Tech Week 2017
We will be speaking at the Department for International Trade’s workshop on establishing tech businesses in the UK.
Charles Russell Speechlys partners ranked in Expert Guides – Best of the Best 2017
We are delighted to announce that two of our partners have been recognised by Expert Guides “Best of the Best” 2017 edition.
Multimedia players preloaded to link to piracy websites is an act of primary copyright infringement
CJEU continues the trend of interpreting a “communication to the public” broadly with copyright infringement ruling
Update on e-Privacy Directive and Reform
The European Commission has published the draft e-Privacy Regulation.
Bahrain looks to build on telecommunications and ICT success with fourth national telecommunications plan
The Telecoms Operators of Small States (“TOSS”) conference
The Telecoms Operators of Small States (“TOSS”) conference was attended this year by Mark Moncreiffe and Elora Mukherjee.
Mobile World Congress 2016: Key challenges in an evolving mobile world
A review of this year's Mobile World Congress (“MWC”) 2016, attended by Mark Howard and Dhana Doobay.
Here we go again: The Pay TV wholesale must-offer (WMO) obligation – BT appeal to the CAT
Ofcom have raised concerns regarding competition in the pay TV market
The controversy over the draft Investigatory Powers Bill continues
Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Microsoft have jointly submitted evidence scrutinising the IPB