Overview

Competition in mobile telecommunications is multifaceted and dynamic. Regulatory professional working in the industry must be alert to rapid technological changes that impact infrastructure competition.

This four week course provides a foundation for understanding the rules of competition and the regulatory powers that apply to the telecommunications sector, taking into account the wider competitive landscape that now includes Over-The-Top players.

Course objectives

  • Understand the application of competition law as it applies to the telecommunications industry, especially abuse of dominance and merger control.
  • Look at the interaction between competition law and regulation, especially Significant Market Power/Dominant Carrier regulation.
  • Compare the treatment of the telecommunications sector in regulation and competition law with the situation in the wider communications ecosystem.

Who should attend this course?

  • Regulatory professionals who want to understand the latest challenges shaping competition policy in the digital age.
  • Entry and mid-level managers who are new to the telecoms sector and want to quickly get up to speed on the key issues and trends in competition policy and digital markets.
  • Engineers moving into management roles who need to develop an understanding of competition policy as it relates to the telecommunications sector.

The benefits for you and your organisation

  • You will understand the forces at play in the digital economy and how they relate to the telecoms sector.
  • You will gain detailed knowledge of market definition and market assessment in the context of telecommunications and digital markets.
  • You will gain a solid understanding of current issues related to market structures, spectrum assignment and consolidation in the mobile sector.

Course structure and study time

The course consists of four sessions as outlined in course agenda. You will gain access to all of these sessions at the start of the course and you can work through them at your own pace, making it easy to fit your learning around work, family or personal commitments. Each session uses compelling visuals, clear audio commentary and lots of interactive elements to keep you engaged as you learn. You can also revisit topics at any point throughout the course to refresh your knowledge. At the end of each session there is a short, multiple choice quiz, to test that you have retained the knowledge you have learned during the session. You will need to pass this quiz in other to move on to the next session.

During the course, there are four live video chat sessions with the course trainer where you have the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the course. Additionally, you can ask the course trainer questions on the course forum and use the forum to exchange knowledge with other students.

It should take you no more than two to three hours of study time per week to finish the course in four weeks. You will have, however, an additional three weeks to complete it, so the course will be open to you for a total of seven weeks. If you decide to submit a final project, it is likely to take you four to six hours to put it together. You can submit the final project at any point during the seven weeks that the course is open to you.

Course completion certificates

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must view all the course sessions and correctly answer all the multiple choice quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sessions. You will also need to fill out the course survey to give us feedback on your experience on the course.

You do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate but we strongly encourage you to create one. Putting together a final project will give you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered during the course and help you discover how they could be applied to your own work. If you submit a final project the course trainer will provide you with valuable feedback that you may find useful in your day-to-day job.

If you have any additional questions about this course, please do get in touch.

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Duration: 4 weeks
Start date:
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Price: £625 per person

20% discount available on this Competition Policy course for GSMA Members.

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Trainer

Maria Sendin Valle
Antitrust Counsel, GSMA

As Antitrust Counsel, Maria provides advice and counsel to GSMA departments on all aspects of antitrust law and policy. Additionally, Maria follows antitrust policy and enforcement developments around the world with a particular focus in Europe and the European Union Institutions.

Before joining the GSMA in 2017, Maria worked for a Public Affairs consultancy in Brussels, where she developed and implemented public affairs, communications and public relations campaigns for clients in the technology, competition and social affairs sectors. Maria moved to Brussels in 2012 to work for the European Commission Competition department and prior to that worked as a competition and EU lawyer for an international law firm in Madrid (Spain).

Maria has a Bachelor degree in Law, a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in EU and Competition law by Carlos III University of Madrid. She is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and Italian and has good knowledge of German and French.


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Moderator

Aanchal Paliwal
Partner and Delivery Manager, GSMA

Aanchal is the Partner and Delivery Manager for the GSMA’s Capacity Building Programme, responsible for managing regional and global partnerships, and coordinating the delivery of specialised training to regulators and policymakers. She has a background in international development and holds a Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London.


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Course Agenda

Competition Policy in the Digital Age

Session 1

  • Introduction to Competition Policy: the relationship with Economic Regulation
  • How Competition Policy Works Today: Key Trends

Session 3

  • Defining Markets

Session 4

  • Assessing Markets

Session 5

  • Efficiencies in Market Assessment
  • Market Structures, Spectrum Assignment and Consolidation

Session 6

  • New and Old Bottlenecks

You can view a more detailed agenda here.

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