Specialist Telecommunications Legal Advisor

The Role

The Telecommunications Market development is progressing faster each year.  In order for the Government through TRR to ensure the Regulatory framework for the market is sound and effective for the current market, it is important that TRR engages Technical Experts to assist and support on facilitating the framework that fits for purpose and that it cater for issues that are forthcoming.

Vanuatu as experienced is a developing nation and lacks in-depth specialist legal expertise relating to the regulations and other regulatory instruments in a competitive market environment.  Particularly in the areas of anti-competitive behaviors, market dominance issues, price/margin squeeze, technical matters such as interconnection, disputes over specific practices such as internet throttling and more others such as having the right framework to cater for new emerging services such as Convergence,  Over the Top Services (OTT), the Internet of Things (IOT) and etc.

The objectives of this Assignment are to provide Expert Legal Regulatory assistance and support on matters related to telecommunications services/industry such as:

  1. Matters related to Wholesale International Internet Services Market;
  2. Undertake Review of the TRR Act if required;
  3. Retail Internet Throttling;
  4. Market Dominance Issues;
  5. Internet Service “Price Squeeze” Claim;
  6. Reviewing of Licence and Exception regime;
  7. Review of On-net/Off-net Retail Price Discrimination;
  8. Legal advice on review of retail pricing of telecommunications services;
  9. Review of current Interconnection Pricing and interconnection regime;
  10. Provide legal views on .vu country code Top Level Domain matters;
  11. Provide legal views on effectiveness of current Regulatory Regime;
  12. Other new emerging services such as Convergence, OTT and IoT;
  13. Counterpart knowledge and skill transfer (on the job training); and
  14. Provide general international best practices regulatory advises to the Regulator.

Economist and Market Competition Specialist

The Role

The objectives of this Assignment is for the Expert Advisor to assist, support and provide expert advises and guidance to ensure the TRR is releasing a balance and fair decision on areas listed below:

  1. Matters related to Wholesale International Internet Services Market;
  2. Assist with market competition views in the Review of the TRR Act if required;
  3. Retail Internet Throttling;
  4. Market Dominance Issues;
  5. Price/Margin Squeeze;
  6. Reviewing of Licence and Exception regime;
  7. Review of On-net/Off-net Retail Price Discrimination;
  8. Economic views on review of retail pricing of telecommunications services;
  9. Provide economic/market competition views on .vu country code Top Level Domain matters;
  10. Provide economic views on effectiveness of current Regulatory Regime;
  11. Other new emerging services such as Convergence, OTT and IoT;
  12. Assist TRR on its cost modelling reviews both at the retail and wholesale level;
  13. Counterpart knowledge and skill transfer (on the job training); and
  14. Provide general international best practices regulatory advises to the Regulator.