The highly-regulated and rapidly evolving teleco sector poses a number of legal considerations for organizations and customers. Lawyers who understand the nuances of this industry can provide integral counsel to help their clients with their varied needs.
The very nature of the telco sector leads to a number of potential issues. For starters, there are a limited number of suppliers, which can lead to a lack of competitive tension. On the regulatory side, terms and services have standard levels, leaving little room for negotiation. Customers of telco companies often do not understand their own needs or the products, leading to suppliers who take advantage of them. Then there are customers who want the latest products, yet face suppliers who force them into long-term contracts. Compared to other industries, both telco organizations and customers alike face a unique set of challenges.
Our lawyers assist clients in this sector with a wide range of matters, including:
- Procurement strategies
- Assistance with negotiation of agreements with suppliers
- Troubled contracts and implementations
- Access to infrastructure
- Data breaches