Services

Regulation

We work with regulators and governments to develop policies or help operators to influence them.

Our consultants help regulators to undertake, and operators to respond to, consultations of all kinds, from costing methodologies and market analyses, right through to forward-looking sector studies.

We develop and audit cost models for both regulators and regulated firms. We identify key issues in regulatory processes, and critically appraise comparative benchmarking data.



Overview of Regulation projects


  • Mexico: Report on cost-orientation, equivalence of inputs and replicability
  • Colombia: Asymmetry in interconnection tariffs, for Telefonica
  • Paraguay: Development of a bottom-up LRIC model of mobile voice and data services
  • EU: Competition assessment of zero-rating practices within net neutrality framework
  • UK: Support TalkTalk to appeal a regulatory decision regarding Local Loop Unbundling
  • Ireland: Support to a bidder on the National broadband plan
  • Romania: Supported Orange to review the LRIC model developed by the regulator
  • Israel: Review of next generation core network cost model and response to consultation
  • Middle East: Two major reviews of market conditions and sector competitiveness
  • New Zealand: Modelling support, wholesale broadband access and unbundling
  • Australia: Assessment of proposed national roaming obligation
  • Switzerland: Assisted Orange during a consultation on next generation access service costing

Our services

  • Cost models
  • Regulatory accounting
  • Margin squeeze models
  • Comparative benchmarking
  • Sector strategic reviews
  • Number portability
  • Universal Service Obligation