Competition Policy in the Digital Age

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Course overview
Competition in mobile telecommunications is multifaceted and dynamic. Regulatory authorities must be alert to rapid technological changes that impact infrastructure competition and the related downstream and upstream markets.

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

Course objectives
-Understand the application of competition law as it applies to the telecommunications sector, 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

Course Duration
4 weeks
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Course Leader
Emanuela Lecchi
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As Head of Competition at the GSMA, Emanuela closely tracks developments in competition law and regulation. Prior to joining the GSMA, she was a partner in leading law firms in London. In these roles she advised governments, regulators, competition authorities and corporate clients on matters of competition law and regulation. This work included acting as an advisor to the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain, as well as providing training courses to Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator. From 2006 to 2015 she was a visiting lecturer at City University London, teaching the legal module of the MSc in Economic Regulation and Competition.

Course Moderator
Andrea Guajardo
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Andrea is Senior Partnerships and Digital Training Manager for the Capacity Building programme. Based in Santiago, Chile, she manages the CE-Digital programme, a capacity building partnership with CAF and ECLAC in Latin America. Andrea holds a Master's degree in Linguistics and a Bachelor's degree in English Education from the Universidad de Santiago.