Telecommunications law

The telecommunications sector is regulated by the Telecommunications Act. This law contains rules for and about telecommunication networks and deals, among other things, with net neutrality, spam and cookies. The purpose of the law is to protect consumers, to promote fair competition and to guarantee the quality and accessibility of the infrastructure.

The telecommunications sector has developed enormously. Whereas the market was still in government hands before 2000, there are now numerous commercial parties active. Breaking open the market for these parties has given a strong impetus to the development of telecommunication services.

The infrastructure landscape has changed and copper networks are slowly being abandoned. Telecom providers are plunging into fibre optics en masse. Investments in fibre optic networks have led to a leap forward in capacity and stability. Numerous new services have also been developed that are offered over the networks. These services can be offered at a reasonable price and users should be able to obtain transparent information on tariffs.

SOLV’s lawyers are true specialists, know the rules through and through and have been following the associated developments since the firm was set up in 2000. Whatever your or your organisation’s role, the rules on telecommunication law are in many cases complex and the interests at stake are often so great that the assistance of a specialised lawyer is necessary.

Our services

  • Conducting proceedings on compliance with fibre optic services, both proceedings on the merits and appeals
  • Advising and communicating with regulators, such as the Authority for Consumers and Market and the Data Protection Authority
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for the purchase of hardware
  • Advicing on software contracts
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating service level agreements (SLAs)


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