R-302

Telecom Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities

CEUs: 6.0

Course Description

The global telecommunications industry is characterized by constant change. Public and private telecommunications enterprises must meet ever-demanding needs and technological advances while providing service at a reasonable cost.
In this course, participants learn the key elements necessary to promote sound competition in the telecommunications sector; review the key determinants for effective network interconnectivity, licenses, universal access, and spectrum management; develop planning tools for enforcing regulation and consumer protections; and examine the latest case studies in dispute resolution.

Through presentations by expert instructors, site visits, and simulation exercises, participants are better prepared to plan and execute strategies to negotiate and regulate telecommunications and information technology transactions in their own countries. This course is designed to assist policy makers, regulators, and practitioners in effectively regulating and licensing competition in the telecommunications sector.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the key “next-generation” elements to effectively regulate and license competition in the telecommunications sector
  • Investigate the impact of mobile wireless, broadband, and 5G on current regulations
  • Describe how to create universal access plans and funding mechanisms
  • Identify the elements of tariff management and setting
  • Explore special topics, including convergence and dispute resolution mechanisms

Who Will Benefit

  • Commissioners, directors, and key staff of regulatory authorities
  • Communications ministry officials
  • Telecommunications economists, financial analysts, accountants, managers, and lawyers
  • Bilateral and multilateral international organizations

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