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According to Chambers Bowmans has a distinguished practice group with leading expertise across a wide range of telecommunications matters.

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We have considerable experience in the digital infrastructure and communications landscape in Africa and have consistently assisted our clients in responding to and navigating policy, regulatory and market developments in the sector.

We provide sophisticated and practical advice on all forms of regulatory requirements, including in relation to licensing and compliance, spectrum, network sharing arrangements, broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) and/or local content requirements, foreign ownership, transfer of control, infrastructure roll-out projects, undersea cables, satellites, devices and components, and telecommunications-specific aspects of M&A transactions.

We have also been involved in a range of transactions to give effect to sharing arrangements ranging from all forms of infrastructure sharing arrangements, to fibre optic network deployments (on an EPC, EPCM, BOT or simple design-build basis), to system integration, software development, software or platform licensing, IT services (in all forms including outsourcing) to providing comprehensive advice on data protection, compliance and data breach and incident response.

We are known for our work with internet service providers, major telecommunications providers, major telecommunications operators, financial institutions and other large organisations across the African continent.

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