The industry evolves to meet the demands of consumers. Regulation, licensing and government policies, as well as spectrum auctions and acquisitions and advancements to wireless technologies, are a requirement to stay competitive.
We help navigate complex regulatory requirements and foreign ownership restrictions. We can establish new businesses and initiatives, structure specialized commercial agreements and organize infrastructure projects at the national and international level.
While we advise clients on traditional legal and regulatory issues, we also address the emerging technologies that will transform connectivity in vehicles, wireless devices and health care.
We represent clients in proceedings before specialized tribunals, such as the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Copyright Board, as well as in court and at arbitration. We also coordinate with regulators regarding radio frequency standards, broadcast licences, frequency coordination and terminal certification.
Fasken works with consumers, wireless and wireline carriers, internet service providers, resellers, cable, IPTV and satellite distributors, radio and television broadcasters and digital media companies. We also work with utilities and airports to leverage their communications infrastructure and businesses such as investment companies whose interests intersect with the industry.
We help with spectrum auctions, orbital slot assignments, ownership requirements, cross-border frequency coordination and radio frequency (RF) equipment certification. We also regularly work with wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers and investors in the wireless sector.
Our notable communications work includes advising foreign governments in developing communications infrastructure and regulatory regimes for Canada’s leading communications companies on almost every major policy and licensing proceeding held by the CRTC. We practice common law and civil law; many of us are bilingual.
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