Located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Alpha Economics, LLC. is an economic consulting firm specializing in the telecommunications sector. We offer an impressive selection of telecommunications advisory services.
Alpha Economics' consultants have decades of consulting experience spanning more than 40 countries. We prefer a team approach to provide the best possible value to our clients. Our team of experts includes economists, finance experts, lawyers, and engineers, most of whom have graduate degrees (Ph.D., M.A./M.S., and J.D.) and are fluent in at least two languages.
We advise our public and private sector clients in complex assignments involving:
Policy & Regulation
Developing national ICT and broadband policies
Designing ex-ante regulation, e.g., retail and wholesale price regulation
Cost models for interconnection and access
Building capacity and enhancing regulatory capability and governance
Assisting companies design, plan, and execute their regulatory strategy
Market definition and analysis
Investigations into anti-competitive conduct
Assessment of appropriate remedies on firms with market power
Mergers and acquisitions
Business Strategy, Transactions & Arbitration Support
Costing and pricing strategies
Analyzing business cases
Valuation of telecom companies and investments
Damages analysis and expert testimony
The interests of our clients are paramount
We undertake our assignments with honesty and integrity
We are careful in what we commit to undertake
We are diligent in completing what we have committed to do
Dr. Viani presents National Digital Transformation Plan - Nov. 2020 Dr. Viani presented a proposal for a National Digital Transformation Plan for a government in Central America. The proposed Plan was validated in various workshops with participants from the private sector and government agencies.
Alpha Economics retained to evaluate e-government services – Oct. 2020 The study is a rapid assessment to be undertaken for the Department of Communications and Information Technology of an Asia-Pacific country.
Dr. Viani completes guidelines for an East African Regulatory Authority – Sep. 2020 Dr. Viani completed the drafting of various guidelines to upgrade the telecommunications regulatory framework in an East African nation; these included guidelines for (a) Interconnection, (b) Infrastructure sharing, (c) competition assessment, (d) price regulation (wholesale and retail), and (e) wholesale national roaming service.
Alpha Economics completes diagnosis of ICT sector – Aug. 2020 Dr. Viani and Mr. Gold completed a diagnosis of the ICT sector for a Central American Regulatory Authority. The report findings were presented to industry participants, and government organizations.
Dr. Viani Retained as Advisor to a Central American Regulatory Authority - May 15, 2020 Dr. Viani has been retained by a telecommunications regulator in Central America to perform a diagnosis of the current state of adoption of information and communications technologies and to advise on the development of a national digital transformation plan.
Dr. Viani Retained as Advisor to an East African Regulatory Authority to Upgrade Regulations – Feb. 7, 2020 Dr. Viani, was retained to advise a telecommunications regulatory authority in East Africa upgrade its regulations for interconnection and infrastructure sharing.
Business Council of Papua New Guinea Published Key Findings and Recommendations of Alpha Economics’ Study on Internet Pricing – Nov. 30, 2019 The Business Council of Papua New Guinea Published the Key Findings and Recommendations of Alpha Economics’ Study on Internet Pricing. The Study was completed in May of this year. http://www.bcpng.org.pg/sites/default/files/Internet%20Pricing%20Study.pd
Dr. Viani and Mr. Pereyra Advising the Government of Papua New Guinea on How to Increase the Affordability of ICT Services – Sep. 10, 2019 Dr. Viani and Mr. Pereyra have been retained as Telecom Advisors to the Australian Department of Foreign Aid and Trade on its program to improve the affordability of ICT services in PNG. They travelled to Port Moresby to present to the National Information and Communications Technology Authority, and to the Department of Communication and Information, the results of their analysis and recommendations to restructure the sector and increase the affordability of ICT services.
Alpha Economics Retained to Advise on Restructuring the Wholesale Telecommunications Markets in Papua New Guinea – June 6, 2019 Alpha Economics LLC has been retained to advise a prominent private sector association on models to restructure the market for wholesale international fiber optic connectivity and domestic fiber optic backhaul/trunk service.
Dr. Bruno Viani Presented Results of Internet Pricing Study in Papua New Guinea – May 21, 2019 Dr. Viani presented the results of a benchmarking analysis of retail Internet prices in PNG against peer countries in the Pacific region. He also presented a detailed analysis of the supply chain of Internet services, followed by the identification of the main issues in the wholesale and retail markets. The presentation concluded with a set of recommendations to address these issues.
Alpha Economics Retained to Conduct Study on Internet Pricing in Papua New Guinea – Mar. 21, 2019 Alpha Economics has been retained to conduct a study on retail Internet pricing in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to advise a leading private sector association regarding the market for broadband Internet services.
Communications Commission of Kiribati (CCK) Completes Public Consultation of Annual License Fee Rules — Dec. 11, 2018 Alpha Economics' consultants advised the CCK to develop regulations stipulating the process and method to be used to set annual fees to be paid by holders of (a) licenses for communications networks or services, and (b) radio communications licenses.
The draft regulations were subject to public consultation and comments were received from interested parties. Alpha Economics' consultants advised on proper responses to the comments received and on the final regulations.
Dr. Bruno Viani Testifies in International Arbitration Case Involving Three Telecom Companies in Latin America — Nov. 9, 2018 Dr. Viani testified before the tribunal of the International Commission for Commercial Arbitration (CIAC in Spanish) as the damages expert for the respondent side on a case involving three telecom companies in Latin America.
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