regulatory training

Looking to develop your professional knowledge and expertise in a friendly, collaborative environment? Whether you’re a newcomer to communications sector regulation or looking to get up to speed on a specific topic, Cullen International can help. Presented by experts in their field and attended by a cross-section of policy-makers, regulators and industry representatives, our regular training courses provide essential insights into communications sector regulation and competition law.

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regulation in a nutshell

Get a comprehensive introduction to the EU regulation of the telecoms, media, digital economy and postal sectors in our regular Brussels masterclasses.

  • introduction
  • telecoms masterclass
  • media masterclass
  • postal masterclass

regulation in a nutshell

Get a comprehensive introduction to the EU regulation of the telecoms, media, digital economy and postal sectors in our regular Brussels masterclasses. Prepared and presented by our own independent experts, these training courses provide a unique and engaging overview of both the historical context and latest developments in communications sector regulation, as well as an opportunity to network and share views with other stakeholders. Perfect as part of your staff induction process or simply for professionals who want to upskill, over 95% of past attendees say they would recommend our masterclasses to their peers.

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telecoms masterclass

Understand all you need to know about EU telecoms regulation in our four-day telecoms masterclass. You'll gain a historical perspective on how the European communications sector has been regulated, as well as insight into the new trends and topics having an impact on telecoms regulation today. On the fourth day, depending on the preferred track option, you will have the possibility to get expert insight into the application of competition law in the telecoms sector or an in-depth overview of consumer protection issues in telecoms.

Topics covered include :

  • EU policy goals for the telecoms sector
  • Regulatory frameworks, rules and reforms
  • Broadband access regulation
  • Mobile regulation
  • Radio spectrum policy
  • Net neutrality

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media masterclass

Get acquainted with the EU regulatory framework governing the audiovisual media sector in our two-day media masterclass. Covering topics such as the new EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive and how it is being implemented, copyright, competition law applied to the media sector, and other initiatives that are shaping the audiovisual sector, we provide a complete overview of the past, present and future of audiovisual media regulation in Europe.

Topics covered include :

  • The EU architecture governing the audiovisual sector
  • The new EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive
  • Implementation of the new directive
  • Copyright in audiovisual media
  • Competition issues linked to the audiovisual sector
  • Fake news, terrorist content and other forms of illegal and harmful content

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media masterclass

Get acquainted with the EU regulatory framework governing the audiovisual media sector in our two-day media masterclass. Covering topics such as the new EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive and how it is being implemented, copyright, competition law applied to the media sector, and other initiatives that are shaping the audiovisual sector, we provide a complete overview of the past, present and future of audiovisual media regulation in Europe.

Topics covered include :

  • The EU architecture governing the audiovisual sector
  • The new EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive
  • Implementation of the new directive
  • Copyright in audiovisual media
  • Competition issues linked to the audiovisual sector
  • Fake news, terrorist content and other forms of illegal and harmful content

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postal masterclass

The postal sector is changing fast. In our two-day masterclass, we provide an introduction to the critical trends in the sector - including the decline in traditional postal volumes and the growth in parcel deliveries resulting from e-commerce - and how these changes will inform the future of postal regulation. Topics covered include the future of universal service, regulating parcel deliveries and e-commerce, the application of competition law in the sector, and more.

Topics covered include :

  • A historical perspective on EU postal regulation
  • Competition and competition law in the postal sector
  • The evolution of universal service
  • Labour costs and regulation
  • E-commerce regulation
  • Last-mile delivery

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specialist training courses

Deep-dive into specific topics

Attend one of our specialist training courses for unsurpassed depth of insight into some of the most complex issues in communications sector regulation.

  • introduction
  • EECC - European Electronic Communications Code
  • DMA-DSA - EU proposals to regulate online platforms
  • consumer protection in telecoms
  • competition law in telecoms
  • telecoms masterclass introductory course

deep-dive into specific topics

Attend one of our specialist training courses for unsurpassed depth of insight into some of the most complex issues in communications sector regulation. Intended for seasoned professionals looking to expand their knowledge and stay informed on the latest developments in the sector, these courses represent a unique opportunity to learn from independent experts in specific areas of telecoms regulation and competition law.

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consumer protection in telecoms

Get an in-depth overview of consumer protection in telecoms in this one-day seminar. Join our experts to explore both the sector-specific and horizontal consumer protection rules that apply in the EU communications sector, with reference to real-life examples and case studies, and get insight into the latest developments and their implications.

Topics covered include :

  • Data protection and privacy
  • Quality of service measures
  • Switching and portability
  • Transparency
  • Universal service

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competition law in telecoms

Gain expert insight on the context and practical application of competition law in the telecoms industry. This one-day seminar looks at the relationship between sector-specific regulation and competition law, with a focus on abuses of dominance, restrictive agreements and concerted practices, and merger control.

Topics covered include :

  • Relationship between competition law and sector specific regulation
  • Cost concepts and price abuses
  • Non-price abuses
  • Mergers and market consolidation in the telecoms sector
  • Antitrust aspects of network sharing

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telecoms masterclass introductory course

Attending our telecoms masterclass and want to maximise your opportunity to learn about the industry and key EU institutions? Our optional introductory course comprises two half-day sessions that run before the masterclass. The first session takes the form of a general introduction to the technology and networks that underpin the modern telecoms industry. Then, in the second session, we explore specific entities within the EU and their processes - including a visit to one or more institutions.

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DSA & DMA

This online training will provide a comprehensive overview of how platforms will be regulated in the EU under the future Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA). The training will be held via 3 hour sessions over 4 days.

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Topics covered include :

  • DMA: Objectives and key concepts
  • DMA: Obligations and prohibitions
  • DMA: Enforcement and governance
  • DSA: Due-diligence rules
  • DSA: Transparency and user safeguards
  • DSA: Additional rules for very large platforms and systemic risks

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EECC

This online training will take a deeper look at the main provisions and changes included in the new European Electronic Communications Code that was adopted in December 2018. The training will be held via 2-3 hour online sessions over 3 days.

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Topics covered include :

  • Aims of the EECC
  • General authorisation
  • End-user rights
  • Numbering
  • Spectrum - stimulating investment in 5G
  • Universal service
  • Governance - changes for BEREC and NRAs

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made-to-measure training courses

let us create the perfect training course for you

Need a more tailored training course to help your team be the best they can be? Cullen International can also deliver made-to-measure, on-site training courses to address specific gaps in our clients' knowledge and understanding. Speak to one of our regulation experts today and we'll discuss what we can do to help take your internal training and development to the next level.

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