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Tuesday 11 March 2008

07:30 – 09:00         Registration

09:00 – 10:00         OPENING CEREMONY

  • Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretary-General

  • Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director, ITU, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)

  • General Choochart Promphrasid, Chairman, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Thailand and GSR 08 Chairperson

  • H.E. Mr. Samak Sundaravej, Prime Minister, Thailand (represented by H.E. Dr. Mun Patanotai, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand)

)10:00 – 10:15         Coffee Break

10:15 – 12:00         Session 1: Overview and basic infrastructure-sharing

Moderator: Professor Sethaporn Cusripituck, Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Thailand
 

Presentations:

 

- What Do We Mean By 6 Degrees of Sharing? Susan Schorr, Head, a.i., ITU BDT Regulatory and Market Environment Division (RME) [presentation]
- GSR Discussion Paper on Extending Open Access to National Fibre Backbones in Developing Countries, Russell Southwood, CEO, Balancing Act, United Kingdom [presentation]

Interactive panel discussion

Panelists:

  • Joëlle Toledano, Member of the  Board, Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), France [presentation]

  • Ali Ghodbani, Président, Instance Nationale des Télécommunications, Tunisia

  • Robert Pepper, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Cisco, United States

  • Anastacio A. Ramos, Director, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon, United States

  • Report from GILF Chairperson, Mr. Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman of Orange and Chairman and CEO of Augere, United Kingkom

 

12:00 12:45         Briefing on ASP Activities

12:45 – 13:45         lunch

13:45 – 15:15         Session 2: International Sharing: International gateway liberalization

Moderator: Kevin Martin, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), United States
 

Presentation:

 

- GSR Discussion Paper on International Gateway Liberalization: the Singapore Experience,  Muhd Hanafiah Abdul Rashid, Director of International, InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) [presentation]

Interactive panel discussion

Panelists:

  • Associate Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharma, Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Thailand

  • John Omo, Commission Secretary, Communications Commission of Kenya

  • Rema Devi Nair, General Manager, TM International, Malaysia

  • Ernest Ndukwe, Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission, Nigeria

15:15 – 15:30         Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00         SESSION 3: BUSINESS SHARING: FUNCTIONAL/OPERATIONAL SEPARATION AND MOBILE ROAMING

Moderator: Matthias Kurth, President, Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA), Germany
 

Presentation:

 

- GSR Discussion Paper on Functional Separation, Malcolm Webb, Partner, MGF Webb, New Zealand [presentation]

Interactive panel discussion

Panelists:

  • Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy General Director, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain

  • Vincent Affleck, Head of International Telecomms, Ofcom, United Kingdom

  • Tom Phillips, Chief Government & Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSM Association, United Kingdom

  • Bat-Amgalan Boldbaatar, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Communications Regulatory Commission, Mongolia

17:00 – 18:00       speed exchanges
18:30                    GALA Dinner

Day Two

        

 

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