TELECOMMUNICATION

The Indian telecom network is the third largest in the world. We have significant expertise in IT and telecom laws and regulations. We deal in laws relating to telecommunication sector including Telecom Laws and Policies, Cyber Laws, Intellectual Property Rights, Dispute Settlements between operators and between service provider and a group of Consumers, Arbitration, Consumer Laws etc.

We represent clients before the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), the STPI, and the TRAI. We have provided assistance to clients including ZTE Corporation Ltd. (China), ZTE Telecom (India) Pvt. Ltd., Airchord Tele Ventures etc. in obtaining various telecom licenses issued by the competent authorities. We draft interconnect agreements, software supply agreements, conditional access systems agreements, software licencing agreements, service provider agreements, contracts for acquisition and supply of telecommunications equipments, and national and international long distance contracts. We also draft contracts for building networks for telecom companies.

We advise clients on the licenses and legal and regulatory issues relating to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). We also advise our clients on tax implications. We assist a spectrum of industry players, from wireline operators and equipment manufacturers to satellite network and mobile virtual network providers to digital terrestrial broadcasters and media content providers.