This is the first judgment of the Supreme Court on the EU Common Regulatory Framework (“CRF”) for the telecommunications sector, provided for by the suite of four Directives issued in March 2002. In reversing the decision of the Court of Appeal, the judgment of Lord Sumption, with whom Lords Neuberger, Mance, Toulson and Hodge agreed, contains an important analysis of the principles underpinning the CRF and of the nature of Ofcom’s dispute resolution functions within this scheme. Continue reading »