Electronic Communication & Telecommunication Law

The primary law which regulates electronic communications is Law no 2010/013 of December 21, 2010 as amended and supplemented by Law no 2015/006 of April 20, 2015. A plethora of regulations accompany this basic framework. Electronic communication and telecommunications laws regulate electronic communications networks and services, rules on the establishment of operating networks, and the supply of electronic communications services. Under the applicable laws, these activities are subject to state clearance, including, state authorization (concessions, licenses, and approval) and declaration (notification). Concessions are state permits granted to corporations to establish and operate national electronic communications networks open to the public or to establish and operate electronic communications systems, including submarine cable landing stations and teleports to one or more satellite networks. The concession agreement is signed between beneficiaries of concessions and the state. Under the declaration regime, certain electronic communication activities can be carried out without state authorization, including, the provision of value-added services, the provision of internet services, resale of traffic, and electronic communication service from global mobile personal communication system (GMPCS) terminals.

Dayspring Law Firm advises actors in the electronic communications and telecommunications industry. We advise clients on obtaining operational permits and maintaining them, we assist with all regulatory issues in the industry, mobile services, network and communication services, issues related to the liberalisation of telecommunications sector, online payment systems, cryptography, frequency band data protection rules, allocation, outsourcing, information technology commercialisation, electronic commerce, sale of telecommunication equipment, numbering & addressing system, numbering transfer from one service provider to another, interconnectivity, electronic commerce and electronic signatures, electronic certification, radio-electric frequency use, technology transactions, privacy law compliance, cybersecurity & Cybercriminality, etc. Our lawyers have experience advising a variety of telecommunication service providers, including mobile telecommunication companies, internet providers, telecom infrastructure companies, etc.