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Regional Development Forum for the Asia Pacific Region:
"NGN and Broadband, Opportunities and Challenges"

Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
27-29 July 2009


Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Day 1 (27 July 2009)

09:30 – 10:00 hours

Opening Ceremony

Master of Ceremonies: (MCIT, Indonesia)

  • Opening Remarks: Eun-Ju Kim (Head, ITU ASP RO)
  • Welcome Remarks: Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X (Governor of Special Province Area of Yogyakarta)
  • Keynote address: Basuki Yusuf Iskandar (Director General of Post and Telecommunication, MCIT, Indonesia)
Coffee break: 10:00 – 10:15 hours

10:15 – 12:45 hours

Orientation Session: New Telecommunication Technologies: Bridging the Digital Divide for Developing Countries

Session Chairman: Ikhsan Baidirus (Deputy Director General for International Affairs, DG POSTEL, Indonesia)

Objectives: This session will assess the impact of new technologies especially role of NGN and Broadband in addressing the digital divide for Asia-Pacific countries and will present development experiences and opportunities in Asia Pacific Region:

Lunch break: 12:45 - 14:00 hours

14:00 - 16:15 hours

Session 1: The Asia Pacific Regional Developmental issues and Regional Initiative on NGN

Session Chairman: Eun-Ju Kim (Head, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, ITU)

Objectives: This session will focus on ITU-D activities to help ICT development and implementation in developing countries with special reference to Regional Initiative on NGN Planning. In addition, the activities of the ITU-D Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will be highlighted:

Coffee break : 16:15 – 16:30 hours

16:30 - 18:45 hours

Session 2: ITU standardization activities on NGN and Broadband

Session Chairman: Sameer Sharma (ITU/BDT)

Objectives: This session will provide an overview of ITU standardization activities from different ITU Sectors. It will address current standardization topics from ITU Sectors. It specifically addresses:

Welcome Dinner: 19:30 – 21:30 hours

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Day 2 (28 July 2009)

8:30 – 11:15 hours

Session 3: Bridging the Digital Divide with Broadband

Session Chairman: B. R. Kanel (Chairman, NTA, Nepal)

Objectives: This session will discuss the status of ICT deployment in Asia Pacific and role of ICT in connecting the unconnected with specific focus on broadband for creating a digital bridge for transformation from information society to knowledge based society. The role of technology, policy and enabling regulatory environment for encouraging proliferation of broadband in Asia Pacific Region. Topics to be discussed are:

  • Wireless Broadband Technologies: Salman Zafar (Nokia Siemens Networks)
  • Case Study on Sustainable National Broadband Proliferation: Bhesh Raj Kanel (NTA, Nepal)
  • High capacity national backbone: An unavoidable requirement for the smooth introduction of NGN: Mustapa Wangsaatmaja (PT Telekom, Indonesia)
  • Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Initiatives to Bridge the Digital Divide: Teguh Prasetya (PT Indosat, Indonesia)
  • WTSA-08 results, implementation and cooperation with ITU-D:  Boguslaw Georges Sebek (ITU/TSB)
  • IMT and IMS Technologies in Developing Countries: Asok Chatterjee (Ericsson)
Coffee break: 11:15 – 11:30 hours

11:30 – 13:30 hours

Session 4: Trends of NGN technology and Migration Aspects

Session Chairman: Colin Langtry (ITU/BR)

Objectives: This session will present the evolution of NGN and future perspectives in the relevant access technologies, service and network architecture with special focus on convergence, home, office and mobile applications, Internet protocol-based platforms and multiple access networks. It will be devoted to the evolution of the network architecture towards NGN (IMS based or otherwise), fixed-mobile convergence, evolution: towards a new generation of broadband mobile, PSTN/ISDN evolution to NGN, pilot cases, and studies and scenarios taking into consideration the relevant business models and opportunities:

Lunch break: 13:30 - 14:45 hours

14:45 – 16:45 hours

Session 5: Interconnection and Interoperability and Security Aspects of NGN

Session Chairman: Paolo Rosa (ITU/TSB)

Objectives: This session will open with a presentation on the User-to-Network Interface supporting the services defined for the NGN. In addition, accomplishment of the goal of Plug and Play devices place requirements in at least three major areas, Auto-Provisioning, Standard SIP Profile & Call flows, and Standardized limited codec selection. Currently there are various implementations and deployments that perform Session/Border Control Functions (S/BCF), [aka, Session Border Control] in service provider, enterprise, access and end-user networks. Defining requirements for these functions and for mapping these to physical implementations is needed to allow for vendor product interoperability and network interconnection.  Moreover, Number Portability and Network Address, Translation and Protocol Translation issues will be considered as well as interconnection of NGN and legacy networks.  This session will provide an overview of security standards and current security standardization work. Security topics will include technologies and convergence implications and will cover cybersecurity issues e.g. combating spam. Topics to be discussed are:

Coffee break: 16:45 – 17:00 hours

17:00 – 19:15 hours

Session 6: NGN and Broadband:  Policy and Regulatory Issues

Session Chairman: Mallick Sudhir Chandra (Commissioner BTRC, Bangladesh)

Objectives: This session aims at challenges that the policy makers and regulators face while considering introduction of NGN and Broadband technologies as well as limitations of current regulatory framework which are based on technologies and/ or service specific licenses. In order to ensure investment in NGN and Broadband, regulators need to encourage enabling regulatory environment which lowers entry barriers, promotes competition and encourage investment in infrastructure. Emphasis will be on:

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Day 3 (29 July 2009)

8:30 – 10:45 hours

Session 7: Services and Applications offered by NGN and Broadband

Session Chairman: R. K. Arnold (Secretary TRAI, India)

Objectives: This session discusses applications and new services which the NGN and broadband offers due to convergence. It offers opportunities both to the service providers for offering new revenue generating services as well as new competitive service offerings for customers. This session will explore also:

  • NGN services - New concepts and NGN open service environment: R. K. Arnold (TRAI, India)
  • Provision of Multimedia Service Mobility within the Next Generation Network: Laurence Feijt (Alcatel-Lucent)
  • Customer Centric Migration to NGN: Jude de Silva (TelSoft Pty Ltd., Australia)
  • Towards an open and converged service delivery platform in NGN: integrating applications with the telecommunication infrastructure: Marco Carugi
Coffee break: 10:45 – 11:00 hours

11:00 – 13:30 hours

Session 8: Market Opportunities and Challenges

Session Chairman: Gunawan Hutagalung (DG Postel Indonesia)

Objectives: NGN provides a number of opportunities for variety of businesses. Those include service providers, application providers, transport providers in the access and the backbone. It provides mechanisms to offer services to residential and business users as well as to or re-sellers. Challenges arise from a number of sources like competition, cost of implementation, changing marketplaces, complex migration scenarios and regulatory uncertainties. This session aims to provide a state-of-the-art overview on global trends with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region from the different perspectives. This session will also include discussion on:

Lunch break: 13:30 - 14:30 hours

14:30 – 17:00 hours

Session 9: Challenges and Opportunities facing Broadband Wireless

Session Chairman: Kevin Hughes (ITU/BR)

Objectives: This session will present some of the challenges and problems related to the implementation of Broadband Wireless Networks. Security and aspects related to Infrastructure sharing will be analyzed. This session explores:

Coffee break: 17:00 – 17:15 hours

17:15 – 18:45 hours

Session 10: Panel Discussion

Ways Forward: How to foster the development of NGN and Broadband in the Region?

Session Chairman: Iwan Krisnadi (ITRA, Indonesia)

Objectives: This discussion aims to examine experience and lessons learned in the Asia Pacific region, and how the points raised in this seminar may be applied to address specific problems encountered or anticipated. The seminar will close with a brief summation by the Chairman of the Forum.

Panelists: R. K. Arnold, S N Gupta, Gunawan Hutagalung, Mr. Dirk Wolter, Oscar Gonzalez-Soto, Iwan

18:45 – 19:00 hours

Closing Session

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