Regulatory

Advocacy

RKF advocates for the acquisition and protection of spectrum on behalf of clients both corporate and governmental around the world. These efforts occur at the national, regional, and global levels, culminating in the World Radio Conference (WRC), where the international rules for spectrum use are set. 

RKF works with the national regulatory agencies of countries around the world.

North America FCC, IC
Europe ARCEP, Ofcom
Africa ATCI, NCC, UCC, CA
Asia IMDA, TRAI, NICTA, BRTI, BTRC
Oceania ACMA, MBIE

World Radio Conference (WRC) 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland

The advocacy process for spectrum regulation begins at regional and national groups, proceeds through working groups, and culminates at the WRC. The international rules for spectrum sharing and wireless operation are created every four years at the World Radio Conference (WRC).


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Diligence

RKF performs due diligence services on behalf of banks, and investors, and companies looking to raise capital. Typical areas of diligence include the following cases

RKF helps businesses acquire, evaluate, and protect their patents and other intellectual property (IP). We apply our expertise to cases involving patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and licensing.

We provide a wide array of IP consultation services to our customers by:

  • performing independent analyses of patent portfolios for investors looking for companies with promising technologies
  • developing and executing IP strategies for companies seeking to bolster their portfolios.
  • helping companies turn their research and technologies into valuable IP, determine how much it is worth, and how to register it for the best protection of their assets.

Market Access

RKF works with both satellite and terrestrial communications systems operators, as well as airborne platform companies, who intend to provide service in foreign markets. We support our clients by:

  • helping them acquire authorization to operate within a country of interest by applying for and obtaining landing rights
  • representing them and providing advice on market access issues in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe
  • working with national regulatory authorities alongside them or on their behalf for market access
  • negotiating market access requirements for them and helping to create legislation to allow clients to operate within the countries they wish to provide service in

 

Technical & Regulatory Studies

RKF conducts studies on technical and regulatory aspects of telecommunications networks and systems.

RKF performs satellite and radio communications network spectrum sharing and interference analyses and studies, including the production of appropriate modeling software and tools. This includes advanced analyses among Geostationary, Non-Geostationary satellites, High Altitude Platforms (HAPS), and terrestrial systems. For example, on behalf of a coalition of notable technology and communications companies, RKF has performed a multi-year study on Frequency Sharing for Radio Local Area Networks in the 6 GHz Band.