TMG conducts digital regulation training for Saudi ICT regulator
TMG Press Release
August 25, 2022
Arlington, VA – TMG recently concluded a three-day digital regulation training workshop in Riyadh for seven cross-sectoral regulatory authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), along with seven of the country’s private-sector operators. Between August 22 and August 24, TMG led more than 15 hours of trainings, including interactive, web-based exercises for over 60 participants. The training was based on the ITU/World Bank Digital Regulation Handbook and Platform, covering the following topics:
- regulatory governance and independence;
- competition and economics;
- access for all;
- consumer affairs;
- data protection and trust;
- spectrum management; and
- regulatory responses to evolving technologies.
TMG previously drafted the ITU/World Bank Digital Regulation Handbook and Platform chapters on regulatory governance, spectrum management, and access for all, as well as the respective eLearning Modules for these three topics plus consumer affairs. The recent training workshops and TMG’s contributions to the Digital Regulation Handbook and Platform drew on our ongoing work monitoring digital regulatory trends and providing guidance on agile regulatory framework development. TMG has assisted regulators and private-sector players across a wide range of digital issues, including OTT services and platforms, competition, data protection, online safety, spectrum, and emerging technologies.
TMG (www.tmgtelecom.com) provides customized assistance to a variety of clients in the ICT sector, including current projects enabling innovative technologies such as 5G, submarine cables systems, satellite broadband, over-the-top services, next generation Wi-Fi, and the Internet of Things. Our engagement on contemporary issues leverages 30 years of experience across more than 100 countries advising private and public sector clients on matters including broadband plans, mobile services, and rural connectivity. TMG’s staff develops legal, regulatory, managerial, economic, and technical strategies focusing on issues related to broadband and ICTs, legal and regulatory reform, market analysis, licensing and tenders, and spectrum planning and management. The TMG team is well-known by stakeholders worldwide for its expertise and for delivering thoughtful strategies, detailed reports, sector insights, and capacity-building programs.