Mike Conradi

Mike Conradi

DLA Piper

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Zero rating and Internet.org

I have written about the perverse effects of “strong” net neutrality already  but a recent story  prompts me to add a few further thoughts. Internet.org is a project lead by Facebook to offer a completely free sub-set of the...more

4/21/2015 - Facebook Free Access Internet Net Neutrality

The Internet of Things – What’s next?

“There are already over 40 million devices connected via the Internet of Things in the United Kingdom alone. This is forecast to grow more than eight-fold by 2022, with hundreds of millions of devices carrying out more than a...more

2/3/2015 - Internet Internet of Things OFCOM Popular Telecommunications UK

Net neutrality, zero-rating and today’s news from the Netherlands and Slovenia

The issue of net neutrality is certainly the current hot topic in the world of telecoms regulation. I thought I would just add a few (personal) thoughts on the matter following this week’s (in my view) shocking news from the...more

1/30/2015 - ISPs Net Neutrality Netherlands Regulatory Agenda Telecommunications

Significant changes to the UK mobile sector – the consultation on Partial Non-Spots

A recent consultation paper from the UK government could have significant effects on the UK mobile sector. On 5 November 2014 the Government issued a paper [1]setting out a suite of proposed policies aimed at tackling...more

11/19/2014 - Cell Phones Mobile Devices UK

Legal Innovations In Submarine Cable Projects

Recent years have seen a renewed levels of investment into the submarine cable sector, especially in emerging markets such as Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Some of these have brought with them some interesting legal and...more

9/4/2014 - Infrastructure Investors Telecommunications

MVNO – trends and contracts

Today’s news that the Post Office is to launch a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in partnership with EE has led us to put together a few thoughts about the market and about MVNO contracts....more

7/10/2014 - Joint Venture Mobile Services MVNO

Fraudulent use of a service by hackers – a lesson for service providers

A recent case contains some salutary lessons for service providers concerning liability for fraudulent use of their services. It appears that unless the contract has clear terms to the contrary then the service provider, not...more

6/17/2014 - Breach of Contract Fraud Hackers Internet Technology VoIP

Net Neutrality in the EU – latest status

The European Parliament has (on 3rd April) voted (at first reading) on a legislative proposal which includes new rules on “net neutrality”. The text of this is not yet available in English but this note is based on our own...more

4/10/2014 - EU Facebook ISPs MVNO Net Neutrality Networks Skype WhatsApp

Appealing a Telecoms Regulatory Decision

Summary - A recent and interesting case (Colt v Office of Communications [2013] CAT 29) has shed some light on when and in what circumstances the decisions of the UK’s telecoms regulator can be appealed....more

1/6/2014 - Appeals Telecommunications UK

Easing the Iran Sanctions

On Sunday 24 November, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the member-states of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) struck an historic deal providing Iran with approximately $7 billion in...more

12/2/2013 - Iran Iran Sanctions United Nations

Top 6 issues to consider for an MVNO access contract

I was asked today by a contact to come up with a short list of “issues to consider” when looking at a contract for wholesale access to a mobile operator’s network by an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator)....more

11/15/2013 - Contract Drafting MVNO

Technology & Sourcing News - September 2013 (Global)

Procurement and Public Sector Equality Duty Review - On 6 September 2013, the Minister for Women and Equalities published a statement on the outcome of the review. Mobile banking - supporting an innovative and secure...more

9/30/2013 - Banks FCA Mobile Apps Mobile Devices

The most ambitious plan in 26 years of telecoms market reform? No way! (European Union)

The European Commission’s claim that this weeks proposed new telecoms regulation constitutes “the most ambitious plan in 26 years of telecoms market reform” is preposterous. That honour must belong to the set of new...more

9/13/2013 - EU European Commission Telecommunications

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