The firm has a robust telecommunication practice both in the regulatory sphere and litigation. We have vast experience in handling telecommunication-issues involving in-depth understanding of technical know-how, telecommunications laws and regulatory regimes/rules.
The firm has extensive experience in advising and assisting the Government of India, Department of Telecommunications (licensor) and companies (licensees) operating in this communications sector including international carriers, telecom operators (mobile and fixed line), internet service providers, submarine cable operators/ owners et al on complex legal and regulatory issues.
The team advises foreign companies on entry strategy, regulatory structures, business options pertaining to decision making, key negotiations in the realm of contracts, partnerships and joint ventures, obtaining necessary approvals and licenses from the licensor. Additional scope of work also includes advising on issues relating to routing of calls in and outside India, installation of servers/ nodes, lawful intercept and monitoring requirements, selling and reselling of bandwidth, tariffs and license fee/ adjusted gross revenue, and issues pertaining to use and import of telecommunication equipment.
The team has advised submarine cable operators/ owners/ consortium members on legal and regulatory issues connected with submarine cable activities.