On the morning of Friday 9th June, the British public awoke to a result that could not have been anticipated just a month before, with the Conservative party losing their majority in Parliament. 

At the time of writing, the understanding is that Theresa May, the current Prime Minister, will continue in her post and lead a minority Conservative Government, supported by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). For telecommunications operators, other than the wider political concerns over issues such as Brexit, of critical importance will be how the parties propose to deal with telecoms regulation going forward, and what investment they propose to put into the sector. 

Below, we examine what the manifestos of the Conservatives and the DUP did and, critically, didn’t say as relates to telecommunications. 

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