Telecommunications

From the perspective of telecommunications, our ongoing activity in this market and close relationship with the regulatory bodies enables us to get to know all of the options and offer the best solution for each case.

“TMT is a core practice area for ECIJA”

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We offer sector specific advice, built on in depth market knowledge and close relationships with regulatory bodies. Our advice includes the following:

  • Notifications to the CNMC (the Spanish National Commission of Markets and Competition) across all types of electronic communications service and the establishment of communications networks (fixed, fibre, , mobile,  wireless , VoIP, etc.).
  • Regulatory advice on numbering issues, including specific use, rates applicable to users and for connection, obligations to fulfil, and fees.
  • Consultancy in regulatory and legislative processes before telecommunication regulatory bodies in Spain.
  • Commercial procurement of telecommunications services.
  • Network sharing transactions, equipment sharing contracts and network upgrades.
  • Sector convergence regulation and deregulation.
  • Fibre and broadband roll-out (private and government led) and small cell solutions.
  • Price of access connection, termination, transit and those applicable to each specific service, review of acts of consolidation of traffic and payments to incumbent operators.
  • End to end advice on all matters relating to radio spectrum including common use, private use, knowledge of the characteristics of each bandwidth and attainment of frequencies, interference issues, 5G and use in spectrum in IoT models.
  • Regulatory advice including regulatory compliance and new legislation including the European  Electronic Communications Code
  • Contracts and general conditions for the provision of telephone, internet and smart telephony services to end users.
  • Provision of advice to Public Administrations regarding special telecommunications plans, development of wireless networks and other government initiated telecommunications projects.
  • Taxation and legal procedures involved in telecommunications law.
  • Competition law investigations and infringements, including cartels, abuse of dominance, dealings with EU and national competition agencies, dawn raids, implementation of interim measures, and appeals against enforcement decisions.

 

Outsourcing (to be tailored and also included in Sector: Internet and TMT and Practice area IT, Telecoms and Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

  • We advise on a broad range of outsourcing contracts with a strong focus on the IT, technology and communications sectors. Our experience spans all kinds of models and geographies, including multi-vendor, digital transformation and shared services projects. We provide support across commercial, legal and operational issues.


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