Coleago’s approach to consultation is based on analysis and rational argumentation. Lobbying should take place prior to the issue of the formal consultation document in order to influence the policy that underpins the the shape of the consultation process and the contents of the consultation document. The audience extends beyond the regulatory agency and includes politicians, MPs, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Successful lobbying is based on the reconciling the optimum outcome for the operator with the optimum outcome from the regulator’s perspective. As a starting point we need to understand the current situation. Any argumentation submitted to the regulator must be evidence based, i.e. precedence from other markets in a similar situation as well theoretical arguments. At best, your lobbying documents are perceived of value to the regulator’s staff because they provide good insight and evidence that will help them to formulate policy. Given most regulator’s limited resources this point may be of particular importance.
Our clients have filed documents produced by Coleago alongside their own submission to regulatory consultations. These Coleago branded documents lend additional weight to your arguments.
Coleago Consultation Documents in the Public Domain
Coleago’s study for BT advocating and national wholesale network in the UK is now published on Ofcom’s website as an Annex to BT’s response to the Mobile Data Strategy Consultation.
Coleago’s expert report with regards to the 700MHz spectrum consultation in New Zealand is in the public domain.
A report written for the World Bank illustrates that Coleago’s advice in spectrum licence related matters is sought by global institutions.
Coleago’s Approach to Regulatory Consultations
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