Consulting in Communications Regulation and Strategy
InterConnect Communications is a consulting company specialising in communications sector strategy, policy and associated regulatory frameworks.
Our key service areas cover access and interconnection, numbering, spectrum management, next generation networks (NGN), wireless networks and ICT development. In addition to our consulting services, InterConnect also organises the highly successful TRMC Master Classes.
InterConnect has been successfully advising clients for over 25 years, helping them to adapt and evolve through what has been a period of explosive industry growth and change. We are equally passionate about the future and the role our team of highly experienced and skilled consultants will play in shaping the communications landscape of tomorrow.
- 1 September 2011Les Oliver, a Senior Consultant with InterConnect, has been awarded an Industry Recognition Award for his work in chairing the UK Fixed Number Portability Group from 2006 until 2011.
- 29th July 2011Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has become a reality in Ghana with the successful launch of MNP on the 7th July 2011. The new porting system will allow subscribers to take advantage of better pricing plans or quality of service elsewhere by moving from one network to another without changing their number or suffering any loss of service. InterConnect was retained by the telecommunications regulator in Ghana, the National Communications Authority, to advise on its Mobile Number Portability strategy development and implementation.
InterConnect Communications is an established and widely respected supplier of consulting services to the telecommunications and wireless industry.
The company was established in 1984 and over the years, we have assisted governments in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa to introduce telecommunications sector reform, establish independent regulatory authorities and develop fair and transparent regulatory processes together with supporting legislation.
We also advise operators on regulatory compliance and business planning issues and increasingly act as specialist advisers to financiers and venture capitalists in merger / acquisition activities, providing comprehensive regulatory, technical and commercial due diligence support. More ... Company Overview
Regulation and Networks
Over the last 15 years, InterConnect’s multi-disciplined team of telecommunications experts has assisted governments to establish national regulatory authorities and these same NRAs to develop their institutional capacity and to adapt and implement new regulatory regimes.
We advise regulators on the regulatory frameworks for which they are responsible: authorisation and licensing, access and interconnection, retail and wholesale tariffs, numbering and number portability etc. Importantly, however, we are also looking to the future … to next generation networks and developments in IP addressing.
Building on our in-depth knowledge of policy and regulation, InterConnect assists operators with regulatory compliance and business planning to help them compete and flourish in the liberalised market. We have amassed a wealth of project experience in telecoms reform, institutional development, regulatory frameworks and compliance issues. Contact us to learn more about our regulated network services and how we could help you move your business forward.
Wireless operators using wide-ranging technologies and services will implement and evolve networks and run them to achieve adequate return on investment. InterConnect helps operators and financiers develop strategy, suggesting and evaluating options and determining the impact of change. InterConnect helps government and regulators maintain competition in these networks to benefit consumers.
Wireless networks use the radio spectrum. Regulation and management of the spectrum are essential to maximise the radio spectrum’s contribution to the economy of the nation-state and to the social welfare of the people. InterConnect helps government and spectrum regulators develop spectrum policy, ensuring coexistence and equality of access for all.
Contact us for more information and to discuss how we can help you secure competitive advantage and business goals in the world of radiocommunications.
Public Sector Broadband
InterConnect has been working on broadband and wider ICT strategy over the last 12 years. Our partner for this work is Adroit Economics and our first joint assignment, in 1998, was to prepare one of the first area-based ICT strategies for Cumbria. Since then, we have prepared strategies, developed businesses cases and evaluated programmes for many of the old RDAs and the devolved administrations and for a number of UK sub regions, counties and cities.
Our team offers a unique combination of expertise:
- Technical and regulatory expertise
- Economic and market expertise
- State aid and wider commercial funding expertise