Interconnection has been identified by regulators at various international forms as perhaps the most pressing issue facing the telecommunications sector today. Interconnection is the key to developing effective competition in order to drive growth and innovation in telecommunication markets . Good interconnection arrangements can promote efficient infrastructure development and are critical for the development of today's integrated global telecommunication networks. It has become increasing apparent that the regulatory environment is crucial in determining whether interconnection arrangements are able to fulfill these strategic national objectives.
· Understand interconnection, why it is important and why it is important to regulate it;
· Understand who are the players are with regard to and the roles those players might play in concluding interconnection;
· Understand on what bases commercial terms of interconnection agreements should be agreed and/or regulated, including pricing;
· Understand basic technical and operational aspects of interconnection; and
· Identify and deal with certain issues concerning interconnection, such as unbundling, number portability, and unique issues with regard to interconnection involving mobile networks and the Internet.
Managers and staff involved in interconnection as a key regulatory issue within the industry (including telecommunications operators, service providers and manufacturers), decision-makers and senior policy-makers in the Department of Communications, lawyers, consultants, journalists, union officials