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ITU Expert-level training on 3G mobile network cost modeling
for the Asia Pacific region

Bangkok (Thailand), 15-19 November 2010

Event Description

This training is being provided in cooperation with the ITU ASP CoE Business Management Node, hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Thailand, and the ITU ASP CoE Policy and Regulation Node, hosted by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, and will be held at the ToT Academy in Bangkok, from 15 to 19 November 2010. 

Because mobile data is on the rise as an increasing number of data services and applications are being offered by service providers, and with the roll out of IMT networks in the Asia Pacific region, there is a growing need to understand the costing practices underlying data services in a mobile environment.  Pricing and cost modeling practices are central to a fair, competitive and healthy telecommunication and ICT sector. Striking the right balance requires stakeholders to fully understand and analyze in detail the advantages and disadvantages of different cost models, including their implications for the calculation of cost-based tariffs for regulated retail and wholesale services and the challenges of data collection.

The Expert-Level Training will be conducted by experts in this field. The focus of this training is to provide participants with the necessary theoretical background, international experiences, practical cases, concrete exercises and hands-on practice using template training models to give an in-depth understanding of cost model development and use.

Target Audience:

This workshop will help:

  • Finance professionals involved in pricing and cost modeling, and

  • Finance personnel involved in the calculation of cost-based tariffs for regulated retail and wholesale services and data collection for auditing and compliance purposes.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be expected to have an understanding of:

  • the relationship between price regulation and costs;

  • the various cost standards and their areas of useful application in telecommunications;

  • the types of models, their advantages and disadvantages, and how they are used;

  • the role and challenges of benchmarking;

  • how each type of model works, by inspection and interaction;

  • how to find and enter data;

  • how to make the necessary enquiries, choices and judgments needed when carrying out a full cost modeling project.


Meeting Details  
Date: 15-19 Nov. 2010
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location:  TOT Academy
                Bangkok, Thailand

This training session will be conducted in English.

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