Coleago understands the strategic aspects of telecoms regulation and the long-term impact on the business and a country’s economy.

The telecoms sector is a pivotal part of the economy with telecoms services revenue accounting for 3-4% of GDP. In most emerging markets the mobile industry is by far the largest part of the telecoms industry. Mobile operators are among the largest contributors to government revenue in the form of taxes and spectrum fees.  A small change in regulatory aspects can have a very big impact on an operator’s bottom line and it’s ability to compete in the market.

Coleago’s telecoms regulatory services include:

  • Telecoms policy
  • Spectrum policy and roadmap, spectrum pricing, spectrum auctions
  • National broadband strategy
  • Transition to a Unified Licence regime
  • Regulatory cost modelling and accounting separation
  • Competition and SMP assessment
  • Universal service obligation
  • Retail and access price control
  • Reference interconnect offer
  • Regulatory capacity building and specific training programmes


Reference projects

Transition to a Unified Licencing Regime and spectrum roadmap, National Communications Authority, Ghana.

Mobile Termination Rate Model and Advocacy, joint project for four operators in Indonesia.

Assessment of spectrum award mechanism, auction vs. comparative tender, Telecoms Ministry, Cambodia.

Access Price Review Consultation, U-Mobile, Malaysia.

Mobile Termination Rate Negotiation, Televisa SA de CV, Mexico.

LRIC modelling, Wataniya, Kuwait.

Cost allocation model, Fair Trading Commission, Barbados.

Price control, Malta Communications Authority.

LRIC modelling, U-Mobile, Malaysia.

Administered Incentive Pricing for spectrum, Optus, Australia.

RIO price control, JCRA, Jersey.

Introduction to Telecoms Regulation, regulatory capacity building for Axiata Group, Asia.

Advocacy paper for national wholesale network for BT, UK.