03 – Mastering Telecommunication Regulation

Location & Date : Houston, TX USA: Jun 5-9, Nov 6-10 |  Paris, France: Sep 4-8 | 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

The digitization of societies and economies is continuously generating record amounts of data. Digitization is driven by increased and faster connectivity of people and things. Fibre to the home (FTTx) and fast mobile networks provide the opportunity to engage in digital activities, and social media and user-generated content provide the motivation for it. At the same time, more objects become “smart”, i.e. connected to the Internet to receive and send data. As a result of the explosion of data, new technologies have evolved that help to sift through data and derive value from combining and analyzing large data sets. These technologies are often described in umbrella terms such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.
The new technologies require ICT regulators to reconsider the tools they deploy to facilitate fair competition in the ICT sector and protect consumers. New technologies also pose legal, ethical, and macroeconomic challenges. Central banks, consumer protection agencies, competition commissions, and ICT regulators scramble to assess the implications for their fields of responsibility. The implication is that roles of sector-specific regulators such as for the ICT sector, water, electricity, and banking, and subject-specific regulators such as a consumer protection agency or the competition commission may need to be redrawn and, in some cases, more specialized regulators may need to be established.

Course Objective

• The objective of this course is to discuss the general trend in redefining the roles of the various regulatory authorities in response to cloud computing, AI, blockchain, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
• While the desired outcomes – fair competition, consumer protection and economic development – remain the same, the approaches to achieve them are changing across time and differ between countries.
• This course aims to provide a framework to identify a suitable regulatory approach in response to arising technologies. The next section explains selected technologies in the context of the Internet value chain and evolving ICT sector business models. The last section discusses the evolving regulatory environment and options for allocating regulatory responsibilities to sectoral and/or functional regulators.

Course Outline

• Evolving technologies
• The evolving Internet value chain
• The evolving business models in ICT sector
• Emerging technologies (AI) challenges and principles of regulation

Target Audience

This course is for Relevant Staff, Officers, Principal Managers, Senior Managers, Managers, and Deputy Managers

Tuition: $4,000