Current and Future Challenges Facing In-House Counselors and Legal Advisors Electronic (Mobile) Communications Sector
Mojca Stros, Head of Legal Department, Mobitel, Slovenia
Provision of electronic communications and, especially, mobile communications is one of the fastest developing sectors in Europe and the World. However, due to the 'public interest' of communications services and communication networks some services are subject to intensive competition regulation, which is implemented at the community (European) level and at national level. Being a legal counsellor for Mobitel d.d., the incumbent public mobile communications provider/network operator in Slovenia, for several years, I have been able to witness several reforms and changes of the electronic communications competition regulation legislation as well as changes in the underpinning principles and main/guiding objectives (of e.c. regulation). This article highlights the main responsibilities, tasks and functions of the in-house legal regulatory counsellors and services over the time, including the past, present and anticipated challenges in the electronic communications regulation on the basis of my past experience and work at Mobitel. Nevertheless most topics described in this article apply to all providers of electronic communication networks and services within the EU and to electronic communication regulation in general.
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