Providing innovative solutions to regulatory and policy challenges in ICT sectors
RIS is a strategy consulting firm that specializes in providing innovative, data-driven solutions to regulatory and policy challenges in ICT sectors. We consult to a wide-range of organisations, including the World Bank (ICT Global Practice and InfoDev), the International Finance Corporation, the Canadian International Development Agency (now the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development) and USAID, country regulators and corporate clients.
RIS partners have extensive telecommunications research experience working together in broadband and other advanced services, GIS-based data modeling and universal access projects. The RIS partners have many years of joint project collaboration as partner, senior consultants and associates working and networking together through their former corporate relationship under Intelecon Research & Consultancy Ltd. of Vancouver BC and Research ICT Africa.
RIS’s approach is to support regulators and policymakers with customised solutions tailored to market size and the regulatory and legal specifics. The capacity of the regulator and the ability of licensees to afford the cost of interventions is also taken into account. Our approach is to work closely with regulatory staff on our assignments and even integrate regulatory staff into our team to maximise transfer of skill and knowledge. After working with RIS, regulators are able to conduct rigorous regulatory analyses themselves.