017 – Strategic Fundamentals of Telecommunications

Location & Date: Amsterdam, Netherland. Aug 7-11 | Dubai, UAE. Oct 9-13
CEUs: 6.0

Registration Discount: $3,900 – You must Register 60 days in advance and payment must be Paid In Full 30 days prior to the start of class.

Course Overview

This training program provides participants with a global vision of Strategic Fundamentals of Telecommunications.

Course Objective

• Provide a good understanding of the global telecommunications regulatory environment and its impacts on the business of operators, regulators, and policy-makers
• Present the main international telecommunications organizations, operators, facilities, codes, and services
• Explore the various commercial arrangements and concepts for the exchange of international traffic
• Equip participants with the fundamental concepts of international settlements
• Provide key knowledge and develop basic analysis skills of international traffic
• Present the role and structure of a carrier relations group

Target Audience

• Telecommunications officers, managers and personnel responsible for international carrier relations, settlements, routing and traffic
• Managers looking to complement their skill-set by gaining a good understanding of international telecommunications

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Global and Competitive Telecommunications Environment
• Deregulation and competition
• Globalization
• New telecom players
• New technologies and services
• Global trends, impacts and challenges

MODULE 2: Key International Organizations
• International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
• World Trade Organization (WTO)
• Others
Top International Carriers

MODULE 3: International Facilities
• Satellite Communications
• Submarine Cables
• Rights of Way or “Droits de Passage” (DDP)
International Dialing Codes

MODULE 4: International Services
• International Direct Dialing (IDD)
• Toll Free
• Country Direct
• Data and Internet Protocol (IP)
• Private Leased Lines
• Virtual Private Network (VPN)
• Roaming
• International Callback

MODULE 5: Carrier Relations
• Role
• Structure

MODULE 6: International Commercial Arrangements and Concepts
• Basic Concepts
• Total Accounting Rates (TAR)
• Direct Interconnection Costs
• Pricing
• Transit
• Hubbing/refile
• Sender Keeps All (SKA)
• Return Traffic
• Complex Deals

MODULE 7: Traditional ITU and Other Settlement Methods
• Interconnection Agreement
• Accounting Rate Agreement
• Establishment of Accounts
• Dispute Mechanism
• Settlement of Accounts
• Payment of Balances
• Full Invoicing

MODULE 8: Alternative Routings for International Traffic
• Least Cost Routing (LCR)
• Hubbing/refile
• Voice over IP (VoIP)
• Next Generation Networks (NGN)

MODULE 9: International Traffic
• Types
• Flows
• Trends
• Analysis

Tuition: $4,000