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Framing the Debate

What Rules for IP-Enabled NGNs?
Speaker: Robert Shaw (Biography)– Deputy Head, Strategy and Policy Unit, ITU Strategy and Policy Unit, Geneva, Switzerland (Presentation/ Abstract)

Regulation between Evolution and Revolution: Approaching NGN Speaker: Davide Gallino (Biography) Secretary, European Regulators Group, Brussels, Belgium (Presentation/Abstract)

Evolution of National, Regional and International Perspectives

Overview of National Proceedings on Rules for IP-enabled NGNs Speaker: Jaroslaw Ponder (Biography) ITU Strategy and Policy Unit, Geneva, Switzerland (Background Presentation)

Regulatory Framework under Discussion: CITEL and APEC Experiences
Speaker: Salma Jalife Villalón (Biography) - Commissioner, Cofetel, Mexico (Presentation/Abstract)

Next Generation Networks: Can the GATS adapt?
Speaker: Lee Tuthill  (Biography)Counsellor, World Trade Organization, Switzerland (Presentation/Abstract)

Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum
Speaker: Atsushi Hiramatsu (Biography) – Senior Manager, Network Technology Section, Next Generation Network Office, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Japan 
(Presentation/Abstract)

Perspectives on Pro-competitive Regulatory Approaches to NGN

Ruling the New and Emerging Markets in the Telecommunication Sector
Speaker: Christian Wey (Biography) Head, Information Society and Competition, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, DIW Berlin, Germany (Presentation of Background Paper)

Industry requirements for a regulatory environment for Next Generation Networks (ETP view)
Speaker: Wolfgang Reichl (Biography) – Chair of WG on NGN at European Telecommunications Platform, Brussels, Belgium (Presentation)

Net Neutrality or Net Bias? Finding the Proper Balance in Network Governance
Speaker: Robert Frieden (Biography) - Pennsylvania State University, USA (Presentation/Abstract)

Ensuring Competition & Growth in Next Generation Network (NGN)
Speaker: Melinda Tan (Biography) - Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore (Presentation/Abstract)

The Technology Neutrality Concept Used to Perpetuate Regulation into NGN
Speaker: Hasan Alkas (Biography) – Senior Economist, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn, Germany (Presentation/Abstract)

Developing New Regulatory Environment Enabling Expansion of the NGNs
Speaker: SN Gupta (Biography) – Advisor, Telecommunication Regulatory Agency of India (TRAI), India (Presentation/Abstract)

New Regulatory Approaches Fostering Innovation Dynamics in the Telecommunication Sector
Speaker: Robert Stil (Biography) - Chief Economist, Onafhankelijke Post en Telecommunicatie Autoriteit, (OPTA), The Netherlands (Presentation/Abstract/Article)

What Rules for Interconnection and Interoperability?

Interconnection in an IP-enabled NGN Environment
Speaker: Scott Marcus (Biography)Senior Consultant, Wissenschaftliches Institut für Kommunikationsforschung, Germany (Background Paper / Presentation of Background Paper/Abstract)

New Models for the Interconnection
Speaker: John Horrocks (Biography) CEPT's Specialist, ECC TRIS Chairman and consultant to DTI, UK (Presentation/Abstract)

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC): Standards, Market Status and Regulatory Issues
Speaker: Souheil Marine (Biography) - Digital Bridge Manager, France, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, Alcatel CIT (Presentation/Abstract)
 

What Rules for Interconnection and Interoperability?

Toward Next Generation Network - From PSTN to new IP-based network
Speaker: Keiichiro Seki (Biography) - Director of International Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan (Presentation/Abstract)

Interconnection arrangements for IP-enabled NGNs - Discussion in Germany
Speaker: Dr. Cara Schwarz-Schilling (Biography) - Head, Internet Economics Section, Bundesnetzagentur, Germany (Presentation/Abstract)

Ofcom's regulatory approach to NGN interconnection and interoperability
Speaker: Steve Unger (Biography) – Director of Telecoms Technology, Competition Group, OFCOM, UK (Presentation/Abstract)

Regulatory Issues in an IP-Open Convergent Market, Interconnecting NGN-core and non NGN-core carriers
Speaker: François Varloot (Biography) – Deputy-Director, Economic and Forecasting Division, ARCEP, France (Presentation/Abstract)

Ensuring an Open NGN Platform and Promoting the Expansion of Service and Content Providers

NGN as Multimedia Implementation of the Legacy Telco Model?
Speaker: Ernst Langmantel (Biography) –  Director of Technical Division, Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs, Austria (Presentation/Abstract)

New Medium versus Old Models
Speaker: Michael Nelson (Biography) Director, Internet Technology and Strategy, IBM Corporation, USA (Presentation/Abstract)

Regulation of N-Play Bundling of Services: Proposing a concept of regulation
Speaker: Tomas Lamanauskas (Biography) Deputy Director, Communications Regulatory Authority, Republic of Lithuania (Presentation/Abstract)

New Concepts of Universal Service, Access and Consumer Protection: What Way Forward?

Universal Service in an IP-enabled NGN Environment
Speaker: Patrick Xavier (Biography) Director, Info-Comm Analysis, Australia (Presentation of Background Paper/Abstract)

Consumer Protection in the IP-enabled NGNs
Speaker: Sergio Antocicco (Biography) – Chairman, INTUG (Presentation/Abstract)

IP Migration’s Implications for the Concept of the Universal Service and Consumer Protection
Speaker: Dr. Knud Erik Skouby (Biography) – Director, Center for Information and Communication Technologies, Denmark (Presentation/Abstract)

Public Interest Considerations on Next Generation Networks
Speaker: William Drake (Biography) – Director, Project on the Information Revolution and Global Governance, Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva; and President, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (Drake) (Presentation/Abstract)

The challenges of NGN regulation in developing countries: A South African Perspective ? - Alison Gillwald (Biography) - Director, Research ICT Africa!, Link Center, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (Presentation/Abstract)
 

Other contributions to the workshop

Update on NGN Regulatory Issues
Tony Rutkowski - Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Standards, VeriSign, USA (Presentation)
 

Background Papers

Ruling the New and Emerging Markets in the Telecommunication Sector
Christian Wey
(Biography) Head, Information Society and Competition Dept., Pio Baake and Sven Heitzler, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, DIW Berlin, Germany

Interconnection in an IP-enabled NGN Environment
Scott Marcus
(Biography)Senior Consultant,
Wissenschaftliches Institut für Kommunikationsforschung, Germany

Universal Service in an IP-enabled NGN Environment
Patrick Xavier (Biography) Director, Info-Comm Analysis, Australia
 

Web-casting

Web-cast from the event is available here
 

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