Frontier’s telecommunications practice helps regulators, operators and governments to meet the challenges of these dynamic markets. Our economic analysis provides a valuable toolkit for stakeholders to understand what is driving change and affecting the competitive environment.
Developing Regulatory Frameworks
Voracious consumer demand for improved broadband services is requiring large investments in the next generations of fixed and mobile networks. This has increased uncertainty for all operators. The business case for many of these new investments is not yet clear, and the shift to competition based on these new networks risks over-turning established business models that rely on the existing networks.
Government and regulatory policies need to provide the right incentives for efficient investments by all operators, using market forces where appropriate to achieve this, and protecting consumers’ interests where relevant. The key challenge is to find a framework that balances the different objectives.
Our team has worked both in, and for, regulators in Australia and overseas. This means we can help clients through our understanding of the objectives and interests of all parties in the regulatory system.