Principles of Telecoms Regulation

This four day course is aimed at regulatory executives and managers working within the telecoms industry (with an operator or with a regulatory agency). The course delivers an comprehensive overview of the telecoms regulatory function, including training on all main aspects of telecoms regulation:

  • History of telecoms networks and the motivation for regulation
  • Putting regulation in the context with competition laws
  • Overview and application of different cost modelling approaches
  • Spectrum management
  • Accounting separation and functional separation
  • Numbering, Next Generation Networks and Broadband

The modular nature of this course allows for shifting the emphasis on topics which have specific relevance to a client’s situation; e.g. the cost modelling case studies can be replaced by case studies with spectrum valuation focus.

Telecoms Regulation

What do participants have to do?

Key objectives of the course include:

  • Understanding the main principles and motivations for regulatory intervention in telecommunications markets;
  • Gaining an understanding of the telecoms networks, the various network elements, as well as activities performed to deliver a telecommunications service;
  • Understanding different approaches to cost modelling (fully-allocated versus incremental costing; top-down versus bottom-up approaches);
  • Appreciate the principles of accounting separation and why regulators may impose such a measure on certain market players;
  • Applying regulatory cost modelling principles to a real life situation, using actual cost models.


Stefan Zehle

T: +44 7974 356 258

Graham Friend

T: +41 79 855 1354