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AFRALTI has organized a 5 Day Training workshop in Quality of Service, Monitoring and Compliance in ICT.  The workshop will be conducted at AFRALTI, Nairobi, Kenya starting from 12th to 16th September 2016.

Course Overview:

Monitoring of the Quality of Service (QoS) requires the setting up of the regulatory framework that would provide the basis for the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry to maintain or improve the quality either in the presence or absence of competition. This also allows the ICT consumers to make informed choices in uptake of services. However, as much as recognition is given to the diverse work done by many ICT regulators in developing and publishing regulations on the monitoring of the quality of service, it is being noted that enforcement has been a challenge. There seem to be no satisfied Stakeholder being Consumer, Service Provider or the Regulator.

The innovation in the ICT Technologies and transition to the packet switching networks has led to the revisiting of the methods used by regulators in monitoring of QoS. It is pertinent that all stakeholders in the QoS obligations understand to ensure that the existing regulations and methods used to monitor the service provided by operators are aligned to the changes in the environment.

Target Audience:

This Workshop is targeted at all stakeholders involved in QoS frameworks, ICT Service Delivery, Regulatory Compliance, Customer Affairs especially practitioners such as Network Planners, Optimisation Engineers, Regulatory Managers, Enforcement Officers, Customer Service Managers as well as Consumer Rights Advocates.

Course Outline

Registration Form

Course Overview

Financial Statements, which are prepared by Current Cost Accounting (CCA) and Economic Depreciation (ED) methods for taxation of utilities (telecoms, electricity, water, gases and transports) give more collection of revenue taxes than the financial statements, which are prepared by Historical Cost Accounting (HCA) and Accounting Depreciation (AD) methods because of the following reasons:

  • The CCA Financial Statements and Economic Depreciation methods use the current cost of the modern equivalent technology (market prices) and decline in market value of the asset beside decline of value of the asset due to wear and tear;
  • The HCA Financial Statements and Accounting Depreciation methods use the historical cost (purchased prices) and the decline of the historical costs of the asset due to wear and tear of the asset without considering the decline in market value of the asset due to technological advancement and changes;
  • The use of purchased price and its decline of the purchased price value of the asset due to  wear and tear in the HCA Financial Statements and Accounting Depreciation gives high costs; hence, low net profit and corporate tax;  and
  • The use of market price and its decline in market value of the asset due to technological changes in the CCA Financial Statements and Economic Depreciation methods gives low costs; hence, high net profit and corporate tax.

In view of the above mentioned reasons, the use of the CCA Financial Statements and Economic Depreciation methods enables the government through their National Revenue Authorities to collect more revenue taxes particularly the corporate tax than the present method using the HCA Financial Statements and Accounting Depreciation.

Surprisingly, the above said utilities, are still continuing reporting the HCA Financial Statements and Accounting Depreciation methods to the National Revenue Authorities for taxation purposes despite the technological changes, which are taking place in the sector around the world. As a result, the National Revenue Authorities continue collecting less revenue taxes than the expected amount if they were using the CCA Financial Statements and Economic Depreciation.

Therefore, this course presents in details preparations of the CCA Financial Statements with the Economic Depreciation methods in order to enable the government to raise more collection of revenue taxes than the present tax revenue collection.  The course recommends the governments to adopt the CCA Financial Statements and Economic Depreciation methods.

Target Audience

Ministry of Finances; Ministry of Economic Planning; National Revenue Authorities; National Regulatory Agencies; Utility Operators and Regulators; Accountants and Economists.

 Pre-requisite/s

Basic knowledge of economic regulations, accounting, financing and economics.

 Pain Points

Advert of technological advancement and changes, which are taking place around the world, market value of some of the assets falls down drastically beside the decline of the value of the asset due to wear and tear. The HCA Financial Statement and Accounting Depreciation methods used at present by most of the National Revenue Authorities in Africa cannot capture well the fall of the market value of the asset due to the technological advancement and changes; hence, the governments lose some tax revenue. There is need for the governments in Africa to adopt the CCA Financial Statements and Economic Depreciation method to capture well the fall of the market value of the asset due to the technological advancement and changes to improve the tax revenue collection.

 Value Proposition

At the end of this course, participants will be able to get skills and knowledge of preparing the CCA Financial Statement with the Economic Depreciation methods, which replace the traditional HCA Financial Statements with Accounting Depreciation.

 Workshop Objectives

Upon successful completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to meet amongst others the following objectives:

  • Understand well conceptual framework of the HCA Financial Statements and Accounting Depreciation methods;
  • Understand well conceptual framework of the CCA Financial Statements and Economic Depreciation methods
  • Be able to get period to period change in market value of the asset due to technological advancement and changes;
  • Be able to get decline in asset value due to wear and tear;
  • design the most economic and cost effective digital broadcasting networks;

Workshop methodology

The workshop includes presentations by the facilitator, country presentations and interactive sessions.

Course Outline

 

To Register for the course above please fill the Registration Form and return it to the given email address.

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Satellite Communications Training Workshop at AFRALTI on 17th to 21st July 2017

On behalf of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), we would like to invite your organization to participate in a face-to-face training on “Satellite Communications” for English Speaking Countries in Africa, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 17th to 21st July 2017. The training will be hosted by the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI).

The training is part of the capacity building partnership entered into between the ITU and the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) for delivery of Satellite Communications training. This training will be facilitated by two experts with extensive experience is satellite communications.

This training is addressed to Regulators, Broadcasters and Operators in the ICT sector. It covers a wide range of issues related to Satellite Communications and Regulatory issues, including the role of regional and international satellite communications organizations. It will  be delivered in English.

The following topics will be addressed:

– Basics of satellite communications
– Policy and regulatory guidelines for satellite services
– Network planning and link budget analysis
– VSAT installation and maintenance
– VSAT equipment and bandwidth procurement

If you wish to participate in this training, please complete the attached registration form and return it no later than 3rd July 2017 by email to the contact persons indicated in the form.

Please note there is no attendance fee charged to participate in this training. However, participants are responsible for their travel, accommodation and related expenses in Nairobi, Kenya.

We recommend participants coming outside Kenya to book with us for their accommodation, we offer affordable accommodation – more details please visit – AFRALTI Guest House.

Invitation Letter

Registration Form

 

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