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Market liberalisation and changing regulatory environments create new challenges for telecoms professionals. Network Strategies has a proven track record in conducting workshops and training courses for regulators and operators, with a particular focus on:

  • regulatory analysis
  • policy development
  • business modelling.

Our sessions emphasise a sound theoretical background which is combined with practical exercises in applying techniques to real-life situations.

Workshop on LRIC cost modelling

We conducted a in-depth training course on LRIC modelling for an Asian mobile operator responding to internal planning and regulatory proceedings. The workshop emphasised real-life practices by regulators in the implementation of LRIC theory for the determination of interconnect charges. A key component of the workshop was a hands-on exploration of the sensitivity of LRIC results to variations in methodology and assumptions using a sample LRIC model of a mobile operator.

Capacity building in Samoa

We developed and delivered a training course in telecommunications policy for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Samoa. The purpose of the training was to enhance the policy development skills of Ministry staff in preparation for the establishment of an independent telecommunications regulator.

Workshop for Chinese officials on WTO telecoms commitments

We delivered an intensive four-day workshop in Beijing on telecoms issues related to WTO commitments. The objective was to increase appreciation by Chinese officials, across the range of trade and economic agencies involved, of the rights and obligations which membership of the WTO provides. Issues covered at the workshop included:

  • an overview of the WTO
  • the content of WTO Agreements affecting telecommunications
  • the implications of these Agreements for the telecommunications industry and for the economy as a whole
  • major implementation issues in the area
  • special difficulties that countries have experienced in implementation when they have joined the WTO.

The workshop was attended by a large audience comprising government policy-makers, regulators and major Chinese telecoms operators. This work was funded by AusAID, the Australian Government agency for international development.


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