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.
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
- 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.
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:
of cost modeling (wrap up)
elements of cost models
a mobile network for a sample PC based bottom up model
allocation and tariff calculation
- The anatomy
of a cost models
- Exercises on
the application of a cost model by using an Excel based training