Telecommunications Technology

The digitization of entire industries is driving the demand for widespread, high-speed, and cost-effective network infrastructure. Latham & Watkins helps clients implement agreements that leverage the client's existing or third party telecommunications infrastructure and services to save money, improve performance, and develop new revenue streams through “over-the-top” (OTT) and mobile money applications

Why Latham

Latham understands that certain telecommunications transactions come with a significant regulatory burden. The firm's technology transactions lawyers have extensive experience advising on compliance matters, including:

  • Financial services regulatory requirements for bank-related networks outsourcing or cloud hosting services
  • Privacy compliance relating to the use of customer data in OTT services
  • Payments regulation compliance for telecommunications providers looking to operate mobile wallets or payment platforms
  • Cybersecurity compliance

Whether advising an emerging company looking to launch a new OTT application, a major corporate or government entity looking to outsource its telecommunication services, or a telecommunication service provider looking to develop new markets and services, Latham's cohesive team of Financial Regulatory specialists, Data Privacy practitioners, and Technology Transactions and Entertainment, Sports & Media lawyers mean that Latham is uniquely placed to advise on all aspects of telecommunications technology and its application.

Latham tailors the firm's support to clients' needs and budget while ensuring clients always have the benefit of Latham's market experience and industry best practice. Latham lawyers align themselves with the client's business, and function as an extension of the client's in-house legal team to deliver practical solutions to complex transactions, efficiently.

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Excels in 2017 AmLaw Corporate Scorecard - May 15, 2017
  • Partners Recognized for Client Service Excellence - February 06, 2017
  • Corporate Leaders Rank Latham as a Leading Law Firm for Client Service - November 30, 2016
  • Latham Earns Top Rankings in 2016 Corporate Scorecard - April 10, 2016
  • Latham Honored As “Technology Group of the Year” - January 13, 2016

An "extremely smart and professional group" that “can turn high-quality work around quickly. They will take on big issues and organize our thinking."

– Chambers USA 2017

Media Coverage

Technology Group of the Year: LathamTechnology Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsFed. Circ. Upholds ZTE Loss In Wireless Patent Suit


Latham & Watkins Advises CommScope on $7.4 Billion Acquisition of ARRIS InternationalFirm Named “Corporate Department of the Year” in California

Thought Leadership

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review - FranceThe Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, Ninth Edition - USThe Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, Ninth Edition - UK