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5G is not just another G. It‘s a different model – not only connecting people, but creating  business environments and new opportunities for revenue growth. These opportunities come with legal challenges. Additionally, huge investments need to be made to realise 5G’s potential in the coming years. 

Named 2019 Legal Advisor of the Year at the TMT Finance M&A Awards, CMS guides network operators, infrastructure providers, their clients, investors and financiers through their 5G and digital communications infrastructure journey to help them prepare for what may be coming around the corner. 

Please explore our 5G guide which explores over 30 countries, the videos below, and get in touch if you would like to speak with any of our lawyers. 

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G
A glob­al over­view
09/06/2021
Ro­mania ad­opts 5G Law amid pub­lic dis­cus­sions on post­pone­ment of auc­tions
On 7 June 2021, the Ro­mani­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Law on the con­di­tions for the de­ploy­ment of 5G net­works, which is now await­ing pro­mul­ga­tion by the Ro­mani­an Pres­id­ent. Based on the ini­tial draft, there is one new rel­ev­ant amend­ment, which refers

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31/05/2021
CMS Net­work Shar­ing 4.5
On the brink of a new gen­er­a­tion
19/04/2021
New in­vest­ment mod­els for tele­coms in­fra­struc­ture
Out of the tur­bu­lence of 2020, one sec­tor is emer­ging re­ju­ven­ated – tele­coms. The new mega deals, es­pe­cially when it comes to di­git­al in­fra­struc­ture, at­test to it. This is the ac­cel­er­a­tion of a trend, rather than a new phe­nomen­on. If any­thing, lock­downs im­posed to handle the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic have only served to ac­cel­er­ate de­mand.
19/04/2021
Ro­mania: Draft 5G le­gis­la­tion re­ceives gov­ern­ment ap­prov­al
On 15 April 2021, the Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment ap­proved draft le­gis­la­tion on the con­di­tions for the de­ploy­ment of 5G net­works (i.e. the 5G Draft Law), which the Ro­mani­an Min­istry of Trans­port, In­fra­struc­ture...
16/02/2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G reg­u­la­tion and law
At the start of a New Year, most people agree that 5G will change our lives for the bet­ter. Un­like earli­er mo­bile gen­er­a­tions, 5G will not only mark a rad­ic­al change in the way we com­mu­nic­ate (low latency...
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11/02/2021
Ro­mania post­pones 5G auc­tion for Q3 of 2021
On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Ro­mani­an Na­tion­al Au­thor­ity for Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Reg­u­la­tion in Com­mu­nic­a­tions (AN­COM) ad­op­ted a 2021 ac­tion plan, which fea­tures the launch of the 5G Spec­trum auc­tion as early...
14/01/2021
5G Rol­lout: In­vest­ing and Mon­et­ising in the Next Phase of Con­nectiv­ity
CMS and TMT Fin­ance are proud to col­lab­or­ate to present a dy­nam­ic di­git­al pan­el as part of the 2021 TMT Con­nect series.With 5G rol­lout pick­ing up pace, MNOs, in­fra­struc­ture com­pan­ies and in­vestors are...
23/12/2020
Itali­an For­eign Dir­ect In­vest­ment Re­gime: Over­view and re­cent re­forms
The reg­u­la­tion on con­trol of for­eign in­vest­ments in Italy has been sub­ject to sig­ni­fic­ant changes over the last two years. Such re­forms have mainly con­cerned the scope of ap­plic­a­tion of the do­mest­ic le­gis­la­tion...
10/12/2020
Ro­mania to launch 5G auc­tion in Q2 of 2021
On 4 Decem­ber 2020, the Ro­mani­an Na­tion­al Au­thor­ity for Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Reg­u­la­tion in Com­mu­nic­a­tions (AN­COM) launched its 2021 ac­tion plan for pub­lic de­bate, which will fea­ture the launch of the 5G...
27/08/2020
UK Su­preme Court up­holds UK Court's jur­is­dic­tion to settle FRAND li­cence...
The much an­ti­cip­ated de­cision from the UK Su­preme Court in the joined ap­peals Un­wired Plan­et v Hua­wei and Con­vers­ant v ZTE was handed down yes­ter­day. A case pre­view, which in­cludes a full back­ground of...
05/06/2020
Ro­mania plans to launch 5G tenders in au­tumn 2020
The Ro­mani­an Na­tion­al Au­thor­ity for Man­age­ment and Reg­u­la­tion in Com­mu­nic­a­tions of Ro­mania (AN­COM) re­cently an­nounced the au­thor­ity’s plans with re­spect to grant­ing the ad­di­tion­al li­cense for 5G spec­trum...
16/04/2020
Net­work re­si­li­ence and tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions as es­sen­tial ser­vice dur­ing Coronavir­us...
The way we be­have, act and in­ter­act with the world has been rad­ic­ally changed due to the im­pact of Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19). So­cial dis­tan­cing and strict in­struc­tions to “stay at home” have thrust the...
27/03/2020
Hun­gary holds 5G auc­tion with Mag­yar Telekom, Tel­en­or and Voda­fone win­ning...
In a 5G auc­tion held in Hun­gary on 26 March 2020, Mag­yar Telekom, Voda­fone Hun­gary and Tel­en­or Hun­gary came out on top ac­quir­ing 15-year li­cences for spec­trum in the 700MHz, 2100Mz and 3600Mhz bands...