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Investigatory Powers Bill before the House of Lords
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

The Investigatory Powers Bill (the “Bill”) was recently passed by the House of Commons and introduced to the House of Lords. The second reading was


A conscious uncoupling: Ofcom’s proposals for Openreach
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2016

Ofcom’s announcement of plans to make Openreach a “legally separate” company within BT have been met with muted cheers from some in the telecoms


Ofcom Announces More Detailed Plans from its Strategic Review of Digital Communications
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2016

In March 2015, Ofcom initiated an overarching review of the UK’s digital communications markets (the "Strategic Review"). Ofcom carried out a similar


ASA Adjudications Snapshot - June 2016
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2016

This summary provides a selection of June’s most interesting ASA adjudications and highlights the key issues considered in those adjudications. This


A Free, Uncapped Update on TRA Regulation of Misleading Telecommunications Advertising in the UAE
  • Al Tamimi & Company - Advocates and Legal Consultants
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

Telecommunications advertising has great potential to misled consumers about the nature and characteristics of service plans, including the pricing


SoftBank to Acquire U.K. Chip Designer ARM Holdings for $32 Billion
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 22 2016

Softbank Corp. of Japanthe majority owner of U.S. wireless carrier Sprintsurprised industry observers this week with a US$32 billion agreement to


Mobile - Advertising
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 19 2016

Mobile advertising and marketing comes in various forms. One of the earliest methods was SMS marketing where marketing messages are sent in text


Brexit and the peculiar case of the telecommunications sector
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 18 2016

The telecommunications sector has seen enormous growth over the past 20 years, driven by the twin demands for mobile telephony and internet access


National Broadband Scheme 2016-2020
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2016

To cascade or not to cascade, that is the question! Or is it? Actually the cascade process is not available yet as the Commission has not "approved"


Smart cities need smart laws
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 14 2016

What makes a "smart city" smart? Increasingly, the answer lies in the deployment of connected devices and the "internet of things" (IoT). From traffic