Publications


Legal separation of Openreach from BT

Necessary steps to secure effective independence, transparency and to promote competition and investment.
A report for Sky, Talk Talk and Vodafone by Towerhouse LLP.


Paper prepared for Vodafone as part of their Policy Paper Series.

New Thinking on Next Generation Networks. (contribution - 13 June 2011)


Wholesale Pricing

A new approach to wholesale pricing. (19 March 2011)


Ofcom Dispute Resolution Guidelines

Ofcom has published a consultation on its approach to dealing with disputes between communications providers. (17 December 2010)


Appeals from Ofcom decisions

Time for reform? (3 December 2010)


Functional Separation in UK telecoms markets: Time to reconsider

Pioneered in the UK, functional separation is proving an increasingly fashionable means of tackling competition problems in the telecoms sector. (December 2010)


Networks Contracts - Some special considerations

This article deals with the law of contract and the particular characteristics of negotiating contracts in the electronic communications sector. Report by Domhnall Dods of Towerhouse Consulting (November 2010)


Wholesale Access and NGA - a review from first principles

Report for Vodafone (with Ingenious Consulting) (June 2010)


The Regulation of Wholesale high-speed access services

An update report for MTS Allstream providing updated information on the regulation of Wholesale high-speed access services in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Submitted by MTS Allstream in proceedings before the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission TNC 2009-261-7 (June 2010).


The Regulation of Wholesale high-speed access services

A report for MTS Allstream on the regulation of Wholesale High Speed Access Services in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Submitted by MTS Allstream in proceedings before the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission TNC 2009-261-7 (Feb 2010).


The regulation of Wholesale ethernet services

A report for MTS Allstream on the regulation of Wholesale ethernet services in the UK - submitted in support of MTS Allstream's Petition to the Governor in Council from Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission Decision CRTC 2008-118 (March 2009).


Reform of European Electronic Communications Law

First published in the Computer and Telecoms Law Review, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010 Issue 4. The Briefing was edited by Domhnall Dods, Senior Associate, with contributions from Paul Brisby, Rosaleen Hubbard, Kate Ollerenshaw and Bailey Ingram.


Dispute resolution in telecoms

Paul Brisby's article on dispute resolution in telecoms, first published in the Computer and Telecommunications Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell), can be downloaded here:


Review of The Economics of Anti-trust and Regulation in Telecommunications

This article first appeared in the January 2005 issue (11:01) of Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, published by Sweet & Maxwell. Paul Brisby's review of The Economics of Anti-trust and Regulation in Telecommunications (ed. Pierre Buigues and Patrick Rey,) first published in the European Competition Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell) is available for download here:


Practical Impact of Changing Telecoms Regulations

Paul Brisby and Rosaleen Hubbard each chaired one day of the Practical Impact of Changing Telecoms Regulations Conference (The Lawyer Conferences): 19th and 20th April 2005.


International Telecommunication Union

Paul Brisby addressed an audience of telecoms regulators from around the globe at the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva on 31 August 2004 on the subject of Dispute Resolution in Telecoms.


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'Well respected by Ofcom’ and in the telecoms community generally, Paul Brisby is praised by clients for his regulatory and competition expertise. He is also noted for his “practicality and healthy understanding” of the industry,” (2007)

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Paul Brisby of Towerhouse Consuting “an outstanding strategic thinker”