Telecommunications Law and Regulation

Location
Austria
Dates
Dates flexible
Course Type
Professional Training Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$4,500

Course Overview

Negotiating and drafting effective and watertight telecoms contracts on an international level is a highlycomplex skill. The underlying regulations and the effect that they have on contracts and other commercialagreements can be difficult for even the most equipped in-house lawyer and more often it is not the lawyerin the driving seat. Commercial managers from all areas of the telecommunications industry are leading negotiations based around complex regulatory issues whilst drafting and managing hugely valuable contracts. Legal counsel and commercial executives must possess the skills and tactics for successful negotiation and the knowledge to ensure that the agreements are within industry laws and regulations. The alternative is the exposure of the organisation to unnecessary risks and potential costly disputes.

Who should take this course

In-house counsel:

Heads of legal departments Commercial and contract managers Business development managers Purchasing and procurement managers Legal advisorsLicensing counsel

Accreditation

CPD

Course content

Developments in the regulatory framework EU law:

The and New Regulatory Framework' BEREC initiatives. The Roaming Regulation National development. Market reviews from Ofcom International development. Reform of the ITU's International Telecommunications Regulations Competition Law. Characteristics of the sector and relevance to competition law. Restrictions on agreements in the industry - vertical/horizontal. Dominance The influence of regulators. The relationship between competition law and IP rights. Mobile telephones standards and FRAND Submarine cables. Legal issues Legal issues of undersea fibreoptic cables. Agreements for building and maintenance. Agreements for selling capacity on them. Enforcement and dispute resolution. Enforcement Arbitration v mediation Arbitration. Other methods ADR. The economic rationale for regulation. The public interest objectives of regulation and the principles that should be adhered to General regulatory toolkit. Setting controls to protect competition and so indirectly protect end users protect against unreasonable access charges. Economic principles for pricing in telecoms. Retain and access Cost justifications for pricing. Demand justifications for pricing Regulatory tools for controlling prices and some key considerations for regulators. Rate of return regulation Price caps. Outsourcing Scope of services. Penalties and incentives Resolving agreements to agree in the context of change control technology and other difficult areas. Limiting liability Mandatory injunctions Building networks.

International law:

Space and Law of the Seas National laws. Planning laws Obtaining and enforcing Code powers. Negotiating agreements Obligations to facility share. Privacy regulations EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications. Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation. Impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Data breach reporting obligations. Drafting consumer contracts.

An overview of the basics Telecoms services:

Some specifics. What is best practice? Beyond terms and conditions. Selling to consumers Regulatory reform Cloud Computing. Distinguishing features of Cloud Computing. What is Cloud Computing? How and when is Cloud Computing used? Licensing issues Security due diligence and data security issues. Contractual matters Social media. The Social Network phenomenon. Privacy and security challenge. Brand and reputation issues. Access and interconnection. The regulatory regime. Key issues Negotiating LU. Peering and transit agreements NGNA MVNO's and mobile network sharing arrangements. Licensing and authorisation Authorisation v license. Who is the dominant player? Rights to supply networks services and equipment. General obligations and specific requirements. Codes of conduct/conditions of entitlement services and equipment. Legal aspects of Spectrum. Spectrum regulation - ITU EU and UK The Wireless Licence 2G and 3G services 4G Auction.

About Course Provider

London Training for Excellence offer a wide range of training courses in London for organisations and individuals who wish to advance their skills and knowledge in the business world. With a great training centre in London, London TFE have everything that is needed to understand the basic needs of a business. Each course focuses on the ‘real-life’ issues a business could face and how to tackle them with ease.

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