Policy and Regulation

Introduction to ICT Policy and Regulation

Course Code: PO118


Rapid changes and transformation continue to occur in ICTs. This course provides an understanding of the basic trends in telecommunications reform, their drivers, and their implications nationally and internationally. Participants discuss the key process of how policies and regulatory models are developed, and the roles and functions of different stakeholders in their implementation.

Key topics

  • Network technologies and markets
  • Global trends driving the telecommunications sector
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks
  • Universal access, universal service and the digital divide
  • Licensing and monitoring
  • Competition policy and resource management
  • Interconnection and facilities leasing
  • Cost and tariff regulation
  • Quality of service (QoS) and consumer protection
  • Internet policy and effective regulation.

Target audience

Advisers, managers and specialists involved in regulatory issues within the industry (including telecommunications operators, service providers, manufacturers, broadcasters and civil society).

This course can be organised on request. To receive further information or to request this course to be organised for your organisation, please use the booking form below.

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