Telecommunications

Lydian offers the right answers to your questions: we combine the specific knowledge and expertise in both the electronic communications regulation and the electronic communications sector of our ICT team with a seamless and integrated collaboration with our other practices. Our ICT team understands the specific requirements of the telecoms sector and is familiar with a broad range of technologies.

Regulatory

From the start of the liberalisation of the electronic communications markets in the 1990s, the European Union placed a strong focus on the need for adequate market regulation. Players in the EU and Belgian electronic communications market face a wide variety of regulatory challenges, which are constantly evolving.

These regulatory issues include licensing and notification obligations, interconnection demands, price control mechanisms and tariff questions, market access, public service obligations and tax issues.

Lydian’s ICT team advises corporations (both telecoms and other) on telecom regulatory issues, such as interconnection tariffs, public telecoms network ownership, licensing and notification requirements and installation and use of telecommunications equipment.

Commercial and Transactional

Our ICT team also offers commercial and transactional expertise in electronic communications projects. We advise clients on the full spectrum of telecom-related contracts, including:

  • MVNO contracts;
  • co-branding arrangements;
  • Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRU) agreements;
  • duct sharing arrangements;
  • provision of broadband and telecommunications services;
  • dark fibre arrangements;
  • collocation arrangements;
  • network support and maintenance agreements (including outsourcing); and
  • agreements relating to the provision of telecom hardware, including OEM agreements.