Few sectors have evolved as rapidly as telecommunications. A few decades ago state monopolies controlled the market; now numerous national and international players share the spoils. At the same time new technologies have reshaped the sector. The copper telephone network has been joined by coax, glass and mobile networks. Satellite and ether distribution have been digitalised. And the availability of broadband internet has been a catalyst for the rise of ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) providers.
Developments like the liberation of the telecommunications market arr the direct result of legislative change. And the market’s day-to-day operation takes place within a complex framework of rules, for example the regulations on net neutrality or state aid for the installation of glass fibre networks. A clear grasp of this framework is vital for everyone involved in the telecommunications sector, from the largest established operator to the newest disruptive challenger.
At Brinkhof we have been involved in many of the key market developments from the start. We don’t just know the rules, we have a pre-eminent understanding of how they will be interpreted and applied, whether by courts or regulators. So give us a call and let our expertise work for you.