e-Communications

From the start of the liberalization 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 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.

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 and installation and use of telecommunications equipment.

Our ICT team also offers commercial and transactional expertise in electronic communications projects. We advise clients on electronic communications contracts such as MVNO agreements, co-branding agreements, Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRU) agreements, duct sharing agreements, contracts for the provision of broadband and telecommunications services to businesses, dark fibre agreements, collocation agreements, cloud service agreements, network support and maintenance agreements and agreements relating to the provision of telecom hardware, including OEM agreements.

Media, content providers and investors are today facing complex legal challenges. Globalisation and convergence of media and telecoms...