Telecoms Regulation


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Firm: PwC

Location: London


Benefits: Competitive

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Telecoms Regulation Consultant

PwC have an opportunity for an Economist to join the Telecoms Regulation team.

We are looking for talented and motivated individuals to join us to strengthen and expand our regulatory telecoms practice. We are seeking to hire one or more experienced Regulatory Telecommunications Economist.

We want to recruit exceptional and experienced Consultant with a background of using economics to support us in advising telecoms operators and regulators. We are interested in people from a range of different backgrounds including telecoms operators, economics consultancies, sector regulators and academia.

The position will involve the role holder to use economic techniques to analyse regulatory and competition related issues facing the telecoms industry (e.g. spectrum issues, price regulation, cost modelling, profitability analysis, interconnection, licensing, competition issues, market analysis, remedies, etc.). You will lead small project teams with a view to providing regulatory strategy and policy advice to our clients across Europe and beyond. This role will involve extensive international travel across continents.

About the role

PwC's UK Economics and Policy practice includes around 100 individuals and is part of our global economics practice. In our telecoms industries projects we work as part of One Firm teams with professionals from many different backgrounds including strategy, corporate finance, forensics, and assurance. Together we have been working at the heart of the reform agenda, for most of the world’s largest telecoms operators as well as for governments and regulators in many countries.

Our vision is to be a distinctive, insightful, energetic and global practice, driven by a diverse group of analytical, creative and commercial individuals. We stand by our courage to challenge conventional wisdom, and our ability to cut through complexity in explaining the dynamics of markets.

Economics is the science of business. We help companies, investors, regulators, law firms and Governments reach better decisions, informed by clear, robust evidence grounded in the dynamics of the Healthcare sector. Our help comes in the form of advice, reports, studies and policy recommendations. 

Why are we asked for help? 

Our clients are developing policy, making cases to regulatory authorities, negotiating policy outcomes, facing competition and regulation investigations, responding to litigation, shaping strategy and doing deals. Our success is measured by the outcome we deliver - ultimately in the form of higher profits and an enhanced reputation. 

What can you expect from us? 

Innovation, creativity and rigour delivered by a team that is a pleasure to do business with. We pride ourselves on being excellent economists, consultants and, fundamentally, people, from a diverse range of backgrounds. We speak the language that makes sense to people who matter. We deal with business people, regulators, Governments, telecoms executives, and financiers.

In everything we do, we blend commercial acumen, common sense and analytics. We are proud to challenge conventional thinking, leverage insights from one sector to another, and identify trends and market dynamics to help our clients succeed in a competitive world.

Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Yes - regularly) 


  • Post graduate qualification in Economics or related discipline relevant to economic regulation.
  • Experience in telecoms (e.g. through Consulting or work for a NRA).
  • You are keen on international travel.
  • You want to be an advisor in the telecoms industry.
  • Excellent understanding of economic regulation, both theoretical and practical, able to articulate this at different levels.
  • Understand commercial implications of regulatory issues.
  • Comfortable using both qualitative and quantitative data, drafting complex documents (adapting style to the audience) and working with complex theoretical and empirical models.

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Analytical.
  • Self starter.
  • Entrepreneurial.
  • Energetic.
  • Fascinated by the moving environment of the telecoms sector.
  • Be comfortable to present to client management at all levels.
  • Be a team player and build relationships.
  • Committed to our high standards of excellence in providing advice to our clients.
  • Willing to learn and act at the leading edge of developing regulatory theory and approaches.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’. 

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.

Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: London


Benefits: Competitive

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