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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


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.

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