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Wednesday 11 November 2009

  09:00 - 10:30          SESSION 4: UNIVERSAL ACCESS POLICIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Moderator: Ms S. Scholze, Executive Superintendent, Agŕncia Nacional de Telecomunicaš§es (ANATEL), Brazil

Background Paper on Bringing broadband to rural areas: a step-by-step approach, the experience of the Dominican Republic, [presentation]
Mr. Edwin San Roman, Senior Telecom Expert, Peru

Interactive panel discussion:

  • Are Universal Access and Service (UAS) policies stuck in the 20th Century?

  • Is the time right for innovative approaches?

  • Public-private partnerships, what role for the government in funding UAS?

Panelists:

  • Prof. I. Kadi, Senior Advisor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia

  • Dr. E. Spio-Garbrah, CEO, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)

  • Mr. Mohsen Jaziri, Vice-President, Instance Nationale des TÚlÚcommunications (INTT), Tunisia

  • Gustavo Pe˝a, Secretary General, Latin American Forum of Telecom Regulators (REGULATEL)

For information:

Background Paper on Trends in Universal Access and Service Policies, Ms. Sofie Maddens, Senior International Expert for the ITU-EC Project to Provide Support for the Establishment of Harmonized Policies for the ICT Market in the ACP (HIPCAR)

  10:30 - 10:45          COFFEE  BREAK

  10:45 - 12:15          SESSION 5: IP AND TRADITIONAL TELECOM (VOICE) INTERCONNECTION - A WORLD OF DIVERGENCE

Moderator: Mr. A. Horne, General Director, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain

GSR Discussion Paper on Coexistence of traditional and IP interconnection, [presentation]
Ms. Natalija Gelvanovska, Head, Network and Access Division, Communications Regulatory Authority, Lithuania

Interactive panel discussion:

  • Coexistence of both worlds: how can traditional strongly regulated interconnection coexist with self-regulated IP interconnection?

  • Data transport/interconnection: who pays for what?

  • Net neutrality: what does it mean? Is it a developed country issue? How will it affect developing countries?

Panelist:

  • Mr. C. Lizcano Ortiz, Executive Director, Comisiˇn de Regulaciˇn de Comunicaciones (CRC), Colombia

  • Mr. Hirohisa Furuichi, Director, Tariff Division, Telecommunication Business Department, Telecommunication Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(MIC), Japan

  • Mr. S. A. M’Poue, Secretary General, Agence des TÚlÚcommunications de C˘te d'Ivoire (ATCI), C˘te d’Ivoire

  12:15 - 14:00          SHARING & NETWORKING LUNCH

  14:00 - 15:30          SESSION 6: MOBILE TERMINATION: TO REGULATE OR NOT TO REGULATE?

Moderator: Dr. M. Treschow, Director General, National Post and Telecom Agency, Sweden

GSR Discussion Paper on Mobile termination: to regulate or not? [presentation]
Dr. Vaiva Lazauskaite, Economic Analyst, ITU/RME

Interactive panel discussion:

  • Should mobile termination rates be regulated or left to the market? What regulatory approach to choose?

  • Symmetric regulation to promote investment and competition: can the EC approach be replicated in other parts of the world?

  • How are convergence, NGNs and the transition to all-IP networks changing the situation?

Panelists:

  • Mr. A. Alfehaid, Deputy Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia

  • Mr. A. Haire, Deputy Director General (Telecoms & Post), InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

  • Mr. J. Salvat, CEO, Servei de Telecomunicaciones d’Andorra (STA)

  15:30 - 15:45          COFFEE BREAK

  15:45 - 17:15          SESSION 7: MARKET ENTRY IN A CONVERGED WORLD

Moderator: Dr. J. S. Sarma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India

Report from ITU-D Study Group 1, Question 10-2/1 Regulation for licensing and authorization of converging services, [presentation]
Ms. Mindel De La Torre, ITU-D Study Group 1 Rapporteur, Question 10-2/1

Interactive panel discussion:

  • Unified and multi-service authorizations and licensing: innovative approaches to meet the requirements of a converged world

  • Are you ready for open entry and general authorization? Lessons learned

  • Harmonizing the licensing regimes: regional approaches

Panelists:

  • Dr. I. Hoballah, Board Member and Head of Telecommunications Technologies Unit, TRA, Lebanon

  • Prof. J. Nkoma, Director General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Tanzania

  • Mr. R. Rodriguez-Illera, President, Comisiˇn del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones, Spain

  • Mr. I. Ursu, Deputy Director, National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI), Moldova

 
Tuesday 10 November 2009 Wednesday 11 November 2009 Thursday 12 November 2009

 

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