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Telecommunications

Minter Ellison has been a major provider of legal services in the communications sector since the introduction of competition in the telecommunications industry in Australia in 1992.

We act for telecommunications companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region across all legal practice areas and all types of telecommunications infrastructure, including fixed, wireless, satellite and international cable networks. We have played a major role in the merger and acquisition activity associated with both the growth and consolidation of the telecommunications sector in Australia. We are well respected for our detailed industry knowledge and expertise and ability to structure and negotiate innovative transactions that drive significant business value.

As well as acting for carriers, service providers, infrastructure owners and manufacturers, we have extensive experience acting for purchasers of telecommunications services. We have advised a significant number of major Australian and multinational corporations in a wide range of industry sectors on managed service and full service outsourcings of both domestic and global telecommunications requirements.

Optus appeal against Telstra's exemption from access obligations

Acting for Optus in the successful appeal to the Australian Competition Tribunal in relation to Telstra's 2008 ULLS access undertaking under Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.