:: Telecom Sector Review and Reform Project, INCM – Republic of Mozambique

McLean Foster & Company was awarded a contract in 2007 in association with David Townsend and Associates to provide technical expertise and capacity building support to the Frequency Management Directorate of Instituto Nacional das Communicaoes de Mozambique. Specific issues being addressed include: Assignment and Licensing Policies and Procedures; Spectrum Pricing, Spectrum use plans for Broadcast, Mobile, BWA and low power devices; Planning and International Coordination Processes and Procedures


:: Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority – Strengthening the Regulatory Framework

McLean Foster & Co. was awarded this World Bank project in 2003. The goal of this assignment was to create the minimal regulatory structure required for strong sector performance in the Afghan environment, relying as much as is possible on design of licenses and competitive forces to act in the place of detailed regulation, and recognizing the trade-off between regulatory perfection and regulatory capacity and time requirements.  The McLean Foster & Co. team supported the initial creation of minimal, transparent regulatory institutions and a regulatory unit within the Ministry, including design of regulatory frameworks, regulations, institutional structures and procedures as well as capacity building, training and support for stakeholder participation


:: Competition Review, Federal Telecommunications Commission COFETEL, Mexico (2012)

Adrian Foster in collaboration with Martin Cave and Andreas Agousti has been engaged by the World Bank to conduct a study of cases involving the major types of violations of competition law (margin squeeze, exploitive pricing, refusal to supply, etc.) in Latin American countries and comparisons with Europe and the USA and to prepare a report with advice and guidance in the area of investigating, preparing and remedying competition abuses in the telecom sector – fixed and mobile.