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Last Updated: 08.09.2010
 
ITU Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence Training Workshop on:  

"Infrastructure Sharing"

The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) organized the training workshop on “INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING” to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 31 August to 3 September 2010. This training workshop was organized jointly by the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Thailand in cooperation with the ITU Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence (ASP CoE) PTA Node on Policy and Regulation. The workshop is also supported by Ovum.

This workshop was developed as a part of the Policy & Regulation Programme within the ITU Centres of Excellence Network initiative for the Asia Pacific Region and took place at Hotel Pullman, 8/2, Rangnam Road, Thanon-Phayathai, Ratchathewi, 10400, Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was addressed to Policy Makers, Regulators, Corporate Executives and Managers, i.e. middle-level managers, administrators and officials dealing with infrastructure sharing related activities. .

TENTATIVE AGENDA  
 

31st August 2010
Infrastructure Sharing: Policy & Regulatory Issues

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Session
  • Welcome Remarks
    Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • NTC
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Session 1: Infrastructure Sharing - Need, Scope, and Regulation
Mr. Ashish Narayan, Advisor, ITU

Objective: To understand the drivers of infrastructure sharing and the scope (potential) for infrastructure sharing in telecom networks viz., copper, fibre and mobile. To discuss the pros and cons of regulating infrastructure sharing by leveraging on international best practices in this area.
12:00 - 13:00 Session 2: Regulating Shared Access in the Wired Services Environment
Mr. Craig Skinner, Senior Consultant, Ovum

Objective: This session will discuss the details of regulations pertaining to copper networks and fibre networks.
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 Session 3: Regulating Shared Access in the Wired Services Environment
Mr. Craig Skinner, Senior Consultant, Ovum

Objective: This session will discuss the details of regulations pertaining to copper networks and fibre networks.
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Session 4: Country Case Study - Japan
Mr. Tatsuro Murakami, Executive Research Engineer, NTT, Japan

Objective: This session will discuss the details of regulations pertaining to mobile networks including passive and active infrastructures.
   

1st September 2010
Infrastructure Sharing: Policy & Regulatory Issues

09:00 - 10:00 Session 5(a): Regulating Shared Access to International Gateway
Mr. Chie Kong Liau, Assistant Director (Financial Assessment & Modeling, Infocomm Development Authority (iDA), Singapore

Objective: This session will discuss the details of regulations pertaining to international gateway.
10:00 - 10:30 Session 5(b): Sharing National Broadband Networks: Regulatory Issues and Technology Choices
Mr. Dirk Wolter, CTO, Alcatel Lucent

Objective: This session will discuss the details of regulations pertaining to infrastructure of national broadband networks.
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:30 Session 6: Internet Exchanges
Mr. Garin Ganis, CTO, PT PrawedaNET Aliansi Teknologi, Indonesia

Objective: This session will discuss the details of regulatory measures to encourage common use of Internet exchanges, the prime drivers for use and the underlying dynamics.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Session 7: Regulating Infrastructure Sharing - Country Case Study I
Mr. Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysia

Objective: This session will provide a detailed case study presentation on regulating infrastructure sharing.
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Session 8: Working Group on Preparing Infrastructure Sharing Guidelines
Mr. Craig Skinner, Senior Consultant, Ovum

Objective: This session would expect participants to work in groups to develop guidelines on infrastructure sharing.
   

2nd September 2010

09:00 - 10:45 Session 9: Regulating Infrastructure Sharing - Country Case Study Pakistan
Mr. Rizwan Ahmed Hydri, Director, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan

Objective: This session will provide a detailed case study presentation on regulating infrastructure sharing.
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 10: Working Group on Preparing Infrastructure Guidelines (cont'd)
Mr. Craig Skinner, Senior Consultant, Ovum

Objective: This session would expect participants to work in groups to develop guidelines on infrastructure sharing.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Session 11: Infrastructure Sharing: Case Study of India
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Gujral, Deputy Advisor (I&FN), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India

Objective: This session would provide details on the potential of infrastructure sharing in mobile networks based on industry practices. What are the various elements that can be shared? How is infrastructure sharing in mobile networks implemented?
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Session 12: Infrastructure Sharing in Practice: Sharing Mobile Networks
Mr. Panya Vornpuan, Manager, Asia North, Nokia-Siemens Networks

Objective: This session would provide details on the potential of infrastructure sharing in mobile networks based on industry practices. What are the various elements that can be shared? How is infrastructure sharing in mobile networks implemented?
   

3rd September 2010

09:00 - 10:45 Session 13: Infrastructure Sharing in Practice: Sharing Copper and Fiber
Mr. Jim Wan, Director of Access Network Marketing Dept, Huawei

Objective: This session would provide details on the potential of infrastructure sharing in copper and fiber networks based on industry practices. What are the various elements that can be shared? How is infrastructure sharing in mobile networks implemented? Vendors and Service Providers
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 14: Working Group Presentations
Objective: This session would expect the working group to make the final presentation.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Round Table Discussion
 
15:30 - 16:00 Plenary Session - Certificate Distribution and Close of Workshop
 
   

     
At a Glance  
Dates: 31 August - 3 September 2010

Registration Deadline:
 15 August 2010

Location:
Hotel Pullman, 8/2, Rangnam Road, Thanon-Phayathai, Ratchathewi, 10400, Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:
For detailed information, please contact:

Mr. Ashish Narayan
Email: Ashish.Narayan@itu.int

Ms. Umaporn Chansivanont
Email:
umaporn_beau@hotmail.com

Target Audience:
  • Policy makers
  • Regulators
  • Corporate Executives and Managers
  • Administrators and officials dealing with infrastructure sharing related activities
     
Documentation  
Organizers  

Jointly organised by:


 


National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand


 

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