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Regulatory Master Class

About the Course

InterConnect's Regulatory Master Class is the ideal training resource for professionals involved in or wishing to learn more about the regulation of the communications sector, particularly those working for national regulatory authorities, incumbent operators and new-entrants, whether fixed or mobile.

Information on the course including registration, pricing, presenters and downloading the course brochure can all be accessed in the tabs below.

Brochure Download

Download Brochure RegulationTo download the course brochure, please click on the brochure image.

The Regulatory Master Class runs twice per year. The dates for 2017 are:

3 - 6 July 2017 (venue London)
13 - 17 November 2017 (venue Bath)

Course Registration

Registering for the Regulatory Master Class is quick and easy. You can either register online through the website or you can complete a hard copy booking form which can be faxed or scanned and emailed to us.

If possible, we prefer to receive online registrations as handwritten (and faxed) responses can sometimes be difficult to read.

Online Registration

Online RegistrationTo register online, please complete the online booking form and submit.

Please include a valid email address for all delegates for additional information regarding attendance.

Hard Copy Registration

Download Brochure RegulationFor hard-copy registrations, download the course brochure (left) and complete the registration information on the last page of the brochure in full and return to us. Please ensure you include a valid email address for follow-up course information.

We would also recommend emailing us to advise of your application to ensure we have received it.

N. B. Whichever method you choose, please ensure all registrations have full internal approval before submission. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information on our cancellation policy.

Course Pricing

The Regulatory Master Class costs £2650 (excluding VAT) for the July course in London and £3200 (excluding VAT) for the November course in Bath. Pricing includes accommodation at the course venue for the Bath date in November but not for the July date in London. More information on what is included in the price of the course is outlined in the What's Included? page on the site.

We are happy to offer discounts on our standard pricing but only in relation to multiple bookings and a formal structure for this applies.

UK Value Added Tax (VAT) is chargeable on all bookings for the Master Classes. From 2011, where applicable, VAT will be charged at the standard UK rate of 20%. There are however circumstances under which VAT will be zero rated for certain Government organisations.

For more information on discount structures for multiple bookings and VAT conditions, please visit our Pricing page.

Course Presenters

Each course is presented by experts in the field. Presenters for the Regulatory Master Class and a short bio for each are outlined below:

Eric Tyson

Eric Tyson Eric Tyson is Director of Commercial Services at InterConnect. Eric has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 28 years, initially with BT before joining InterConnect as a consultant. He has carried out project work in the UK, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia as well as for the European Commission. His experience includes working with Telecommunications Ministries, operating companies and development agencies dealing with telecommunications policy and regulation including interconnection policy and tariffs, regulatory and operator performance matters, new services development (particularly NGN services), business planning, cost allocation and cost modelling in fixed and mobile networks and benchmarking. Eric leads the Interconnection Master Class and developed the course programme for the NGN Master Class.

Mike Barford

Mike BarfordMike is a chartered management accountant and regulatory specialist with over 15 years' experience in telecommunications regulation and finance. After some years as a commercial accountant in the manufacturing sector, he joined BT, specialising in regulatory pricing, running the Network Charge Control regime financial model, working with regulatory accounting and separation functions and managing the team responsible for the Carrier Price List.

On leaving BT, Mike joined Tiscali UK as Regulatory Director where he was responsible for regulatory strategy, policy and public affairs in a time of rapid growth and the development of LLU and NGNs in the UK. He was heavily involved on the industry side of Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Telecommunications and the subsequent BT Undertakings. He dealt with a range of regulatory issues, across telephony, broadband, business services and pay TV. Mike's particular areas of specialism include economic regulation and regulatory accounting, interconnection, access and infrastructure development. He joined InterConnect in July 2014.

Terry Norman

Terry NormanTerence Norman is an expert in wireless technologies and radio spectrum with over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. From 2000 to 2005, he was a strategy consultant with Mason Communications specialising in wireless technologies. From 2005 to 2012 he became the lead analyst for Wireless Networks and Spectrum research programmes at Analysys Mason Communications. He is now the Director Consulting at Wireless Explorers. He has worked in most areas of telecommunications, but particularly in mobile access networks, personal area networks, microwave line of sight and satellite communications. He holds a first degree in electronics from University College London and a doctorate in Radio Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology. Terry presents on the Regulatory and Advanced Regulation courses and has done previously on the Spectrum and Modern Wireless courses.

Catherine Joyce

Catherine JoyceCatherine Joyce is a Senior Consultant with InterConnect working on interconnection, cost modelling and tariff strategies. She has worked in Jordan, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Bosnia, Serbia, Gibraltar, Malta, Morocco, Oman and the Lebanon. Before joining InterConnect, Catherine was a Senior Consultant with Cable and Wireless, where she was responsible for interconnect cost analysis, traffic modelling and analysis.

Phil Rushton

Phil RushtonPhil is a Senior Consultant with InterConnect specialising in Numbering but has wide experience of emerging issues within the telecommunications environment. He worked for BT for 31 years, where for the last 6 years he led development and application BT’s numbering policy and naming policy, and became responsible for BT’s relationship with Ofcom on Numbering Policy. Phil has key positions in International forums (where he is the editor for a number of key ITU-T Recommendations including ITU T Recommendation E.164), and undertakes key roles for Governments in negotiations associated with Numbering.

Phil has also been responsible for leading international discussions on behalf of UK and other European Governments across a number of important issues such as Child Online Protection and Climate Change.

The course provides delegates with an in-depth knowledge of the principles of regulation and regulatory models before examining key subjects such as licensing regimes, interconnection, numbering, spectrum management and universal service. The course also includes a group case-study.

The Regulatory Master Class covers the following main areas:

  • World Trends in Communications Regulation
  • Overview to Regulation and Regulatory Governance
  • Overview of Telecom Networks
  • The Regulatory Authority: Today and Tomorrow
  • Markets and Competition
  • Licence Regimes, Procedures and Fees
  • Universal Service, Universal Access and Broadband for all
  • Interconnection, Charges and Cost Modelling
  • Spectrum Management
  • Regulating Tariffs and Consumer Protection
  • Converged Markets and Regulators
  • Numbering
  • Future Trends and Regulatory Challenges

In addition, the course also offers an introductory session on telecom networks aimed primarily at those with a non-technical background. The popular sessions explain how fixed and mobile networks operate before introducing Next Generation Networks and explaining the key difference between legacy networks and NGNs.

If you have any questions about the course or registration, please contact us.