Monthly Archives: August 2011

UK consults on changes to telecoms appeals framework

On 19 August, the UK government (through the Department of Culture, Media and Sport or DCMS) started a consultation on proposed changes to the legislative framework for appeals against Ofcom’s decisions relating to electronic communications matters (aka telecoms.) The proposal … Continue reading

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Patent power (part 2) – Google buys Motorola Mobility

Today’s big news is Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. What is fascinating is the logic for the deal. This is not a deal driven by customers or operating synergies – it is all about Motorola’s patents. The give-away is the final … Continue reading

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CAT considers dispute resolution whilst Ofcom publishes annual communications market review

Regular readers will have noticed that this blog has been rather quiet of late. Normal service will be resumed in September – for now my energies are being directed into writing up some original research on mobile money as well as … Continue reading

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