Competition Policy in the Digital Age

Course Content

Course Overview

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

This 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 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 Completion Certificates

All of our courses are certified by the UK Telecoms Academy (UKTA) and can be used as evidence of professional development.

To qualify for a course completion certificate, students need to view all the course sessions and complete a short final project. Students are also strongly encouraged to take part in weekly live chat sessions and to discuss the course content on the Course Forum.

Course Forum

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Course Duration
4 weeks
Next Scheduled
02/05/2019
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Course Leader
David Darwin
Consultant to Regulatory Modernisation Group
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David is a public policy and regulatory advisor to the GSMA Regulatory Modernisation programme. In this role, David leads and coordinates priority market activities, advises members on policy positions and strategies and engages with national regulators and governments to encourage forward-looking regulatory frameworks. Prior to his work with the GSMA, David served as an associate attorney in the Washington, DC, offices of two global law firms, specializing in telecom regulatory law, and conducted telecom regulatory and policy research in Morocco under a US Fulbright grant. He has also worked at the US FCC with Commissioner Deborah Tate on issues of children and media. David holds a BA in economics and political science and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University, as well as an LLM with a specialism in IT, Media and Communications Law from the London School of Economics.

Course Moderator
Husniye Ilhan
PARTNER & DELIVERY COORDINATOR
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Husniye is the Partner and Delivery Coordinator for the GSMA Capacity Building programme, supporting the Partnerships Director and managing the delivery of face-to-face training. Husniye holds a BA in Politics from the University of Manchester.