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.

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.

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Course Duration
4 weeks
Next Scheduled
02/05/2019
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Course Leader
Emanuela Lecchi
HEAD OF COMPETITION
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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.

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Husniye Ilhan
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