Agreement with Vanuatu Telecom Regulator TRBR
Date: 27th May 2021
Parcus Group, a leading provider of analytics, consulting and training services for the telecom sector, today announced it has signed an agreement with the Vanuatu Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) to provide consulting services around the development of telecom product unit cost models.
“Winning this contract with TRBR, showcases the benefits of our telecom specific orientation and our rich consulting experience. Our aim is to provide professional and independent development of telecom cost models for TRBR who are the telecom industry regulator in the Republic of Vanuatu. The cost models will cover all products offered by the 3 main telecom service providers in Vanuatu including retailers Vodafone and Digicel and wholesaler Interchange.
The models, based on the Fully Allocated Cost (FAC) methodology, will accurately reflect all the costs and thus be a true representation of the full product unit cost, which is a critical input towards a fair regulated telecom pricing regime. We are pleased to be collaborating with TRBR in this important undertaking.” said Igor Glavanić, Managing Director of Parcus Group.
“One of the main aims for TRBR is to make sure that telecom operators offer affordable and high quality services that enable and support socioeconomic development in Vanuatu. Therefore, as part of our regulatory obligations, we are undertaking this cost modelling project to accurately understand the real production cost of telecom services in our country. This will allow us to more effectively monitor the market.
Parcus Group were able to demonstrate that they have the skills and know-how to undertake the required activities with agility. They have also already provided their cost modelling services to many telecom operators and regulators in our region and around the world, which made our decision easier. We look forward to collaborate with the Parcus Group team and to enjoy the benefits from the completed cost models.” added Brian Winji the TRBR Chief Regulator.