Incyte has wide-ranging experience in telecoms policy, regulation and
strategy. Our main areas of expertise include :
Support on Corporate Finance Activities
Incyte can provide support on regulatory aspects to mergers & acquisitions, privatisations, debt or equity funding and the development of strategic partnerships. Our advice includes assessments of how existing and evolving regulatory environments can impact on the ability of companies to create value for their providers of capital.
Our services in this area include:
Shaping the relationship between market
liberalisation and privatisation of the incumbent
Regulatory risk assessments and development of
risk mitigation plans
Tariff controls and their impact on the ability of
companies to generate free cash flows
Review of access and interconnection regimes and
their impact on market share evolution
Assessment of various forms of separation
(functional, structural) and their impact on business
Support on company due diligence
Regulation is a very important driver of business performance in telecommunications, because the regulatory environment sets the 'rules of the game' under which companies compete in the market place. A thorough understanding of the regulatory environment and how it may evolve and/or can be influenced is therefore essential for any corporate finance activity..
Next Generation Networks
We have developed a vanguard position in consulting on various aspects
of NGNs including strategies for managing convergence from operator,
policy-maker and regulator perspectives.
Universal Access and Service
Universal access policies are now under the microscope because of the
need to consider the provision of high speed broadband services on a
Incyte consultants have substantial experience in retail price
regulation, including frameworks for setting, rebalancing and ceiling
control of tariffs.
Regulators need to understand the capabilities of the available
technologies and the relationship to the commercial strategies and
business models of market players.
Effective liberalisation of the telecoms market requires the
establishment of a coherent regulatory framework covering licensing,
market analysis, quality of service, access to facilities and
Interconnection and Access
Incyte consultants have substantial experience in the de velopment of
access regulations, undertakings, RIOs and cost models for
interconnection and access to services and facilities.
We have undertaken a number of major economic and policy studies of
convergence, including convergence between fixed and mobile, between
telecoms and broadcasting, and between telecoms and the Internet.
We have developed LRIC and FAC top-down and bottom-up models for fixed
and mobile networks in a range of industry environments. We also have
leading edge experience in modelling for Next Generation Core and
and Number Portability
We have developed and suggested changes to National Numbering Plans in
anumber of countries. We have performed many cost -benefit assessments
for the introduction of portability for fixed and mobile numbers,
including the assessment of technical solutions for handling calls to
Policy and Management
We have assisted regulators to review their spectrum policies and to
introduce commercial methods to assist in the allocation and management
Product Development for Regulated Firms
Incyte can provide support on developing successful service propositions for heavily regulated companies.
Our consultants have extensive experience with product development for clients operating under stringent regulatory retail pricing rules and also for clients in more deregulated environments.