Fiber Optics and Earth

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.