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11th GSR: Smart Regulation for a Broadband World

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Wednesday 21 September 2011

  08:00 - 09:30          REGISTRATION

  09:30 - 11:00          OPENING - presidential level SEGMENT: BROADBAND FOR ALL AND THE FUTURE OF TELECOMS/ICTs

Welcome remarks


Presidential Segment


Moderator : Mr B. Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • H.E. Mr Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of Colombia

  • H.E. Mr D. Molano Vega, Minister, Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, Colombia

  • Dr H. I. Touré, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • Mr N. Diao, Director General, Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post (ARTP) of Senegal

  • Mr O. Ayala, Corporate Vice President, Chairman Emerging Markets, Chief Strategist National Competitiveness, Microsoft

  11:00 - 11:15          COFFEE BREAK


Moderator: Mr C. Lizcano Ortíz, Executive Director, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC), Colombia and Chairman of the GSR11


GSR discussion paper on the Regulatory Landscape for Mobile Banking, by Ms J. Hernandez, President, Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (TMG) | presentation |

  • The convergence of two industries: ICTs and financial services, what impact in terms of regulation? Business as usual?

  • What roles for the regulators (banking and ICTs) in the m-financial markets?

  • Examining the successful experiences of m-Banking promotion

  • Addressing potential threats and security issues

Interactive panel discussion


  • Mr F. Wangusi, Acting Director General, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), Kenya

  • Mr A. M. Tarazi, Senior Policy Specialist (m-Banking), CGAP/World Bank

  • Mr E. Cubides, Mobile Financial Services Manager, Tigo

  12:30 - 14:30          LUNCH BREAK

  14:30 - 16:00          SESSION 2: WIRELESS BROADBAND SPECTRUM valuation

Moderator:  Mr F. Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), ITU


Report on Exploring the value and economic valuation of spectrum, by Mr J. Alden, Vice President, Freedom Technologies  
presentation |

  • How to address efficiently the exploding demand for spectrum? Trends in economic valuation of spectrum

  • How to balance spectrum demand and supply? Setting efficiency measures

  • How to set prices for broadband wireless spectrum?

  • A wireless broadband spectrum pricing checklist

Interactive panel discussion


  • Dr D. Lučić , Executive Director, Croatian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM), Croatia

  • Mr P. Pitsch, Executive Director, Communications, Intel Corporation, USA

  • Ms E. Cassin, Vice President, Group Spectrum Office, Orange-France Telecom, France

  • Dr V. Rawat, Vice President and Ambassador to ITU, Research in Motion (RIM)

  • Mr M. Ahmad Zia, Director General, Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Jamaica

  16:00 - 16:15          COFFEE BREAK



Moderator: Mr A. Soumaila, Secretary General, African Telecommunications Union (ATU)


Report on Regulation of Global Broadband Satellite Communications, by Mr R. Mehrotra, Founder and Principal Consultant, RedBooks
| presentation |

  • How to foster access to and efficient use of satellite systems and services to further broadband for all?

  • Defining the satellite systems and broadband services and applications and the economics of satellites systems

  • Regulatory aspects: market entry, spectrum and orbital resources, regional approaches, a need for harmonization? Understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with satellites

Interactive panel discussion


  • Mr C. Punaha, Chief Executive Officer, National Information & Communication Technology Authority (NICTA), Papua New Guinea

  • Mr P. Masambu, Deputy Director General and Director of Technical Affairs, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

  • Ms A. Ornés, Senior Director, International Regulatory, INMARSAT Ltd.

  • Ms J. Read, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, SES World Skies

  • Mr K. Gude, Associate General Counsel, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Regulatory & Government Affairs, INTELSAT

Wednesday 21 September 2011 Thursday 22 September 2011 Friday 23 September 2011


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