RDE431 Telecommunications Pricing Policy

Code RDE431
Name Telecommunications Pricing Policy
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Faculty
Academic staff Pēteris Gavars, Aleksandrs Čerņakovs-Neimarks, Vjačeslavs Bobrovs, Alīna Stafecka
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course deals with the Law on Electronic Communications, the Law on Regulators of Public Services, the economic situation in the Republic of Latvia and investment policy in the field of telecommunications. Topics include the modernisation plan, natural monopoly situation and its regulation principles, service quality, national telecommunications infrastructure, EU market access requirements, tariff policy, protection of consumers’ rights and interests, EU Regulations, as well as limited resources – frequency and numeration, selection of service provider and pre-selection services, intercommunications, number retaining service. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course: to acquire the theoretical knowledge of the legislation of the Republic of Latvia and EU Regulations concerning telecommunications tariff policy. Objectives of the course: 1. to improve the student’s ability to pursue independent tasks, to assess the results and to draw conclusions; 2. to develop skills necessary for implementation of telecommunications tariff regulations; and 3. to identify the conformity of the regulations with the effective laws and regulations.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to solve all the assigned tasks independently, using the acquired knowledge. Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of LR legislation, EU regulations and regulatory framework. Students are able to use professional literature relevant to the field under discussion. - Case studies and the exam. Students are able to conduct research on tariff regulations in the field of telecommunications.
Students are able to demonstrate understanding of telecommunications tariff regulation issues. - Exam. Students are able to demonstrate their understanding of telecommunications tariff regulations and to identify the conformity of regulations with the effective laws and regulations.
Course prerequisites Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of mathematical statistical methods and their use, mathematics, fundamentals of economics and physics at the Bachelor’s level.

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