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ITU Expert-Level Training for National Regulatory Authorities and Operators of the
Arab States Region on Network Cost Modeling – Level II  
Damascus (Syria) 1 - 5 August, 2010

Event Description

Changing technologies are having a profound effect on the structure of the telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) sector.  Pricing and cost modeling practices are central to a fair, competitive and healthy telecommunication and ICT sector. Striking the right balance requires the 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. These key costing issues are among a range of operational issues addressed during this five day Expert-Level Training for National Regulatory Authorities and Operators on cost modeling Level II. 

The Expert-Level Training has been conducted by well known experts in this area including Professor Heinrich Otruba and Mr. Jim Holmes. The focus of this training was to provide participants with necessary theoretical background, international experiences, practical cases, concrete exercises and hands-on practice using template cost training model so that they can have an in-depth understanding of cost models development and its use.


Target Audience:
This workshop is targeted at:

  • Finance professionals with ICT National regulators and operators who are involved in pricing and cost modeling that foster the ICT sector’s fair and competitive pricing of services.
  • Finance personnel in ICT National regulators and operators involved in calculation of cost-based tariffs for regulated retail and wholesale services and data collection for auditing and compliance purposes.

Learning Objectives:

The training workshop has been conducted on a highly participative basis using an Excel based training model, engagement and discussions.
The scope of this workshop included:

-        Principles of cost modeling (wrap up)

-        Basic elements of cost models

-        dimensioning a mobile network for a sample PC based bottom up model

-        Cost allocation and tariff calculation

-        The anatomy of a cost models

-        Exercises on the application of a cost model by using an Excel based training cost model.

Meeting Details  
Date: 1 - 5 August, 2010
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location:  Syrian Telecom Establishment (STE)
Hall, Mezzah Autostrade, Fayez Mansour Street
P. O. Box 35108, Damascus

The training has been provided in English.


 

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