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Technology Foresight

TECH.4 : Future entertainment and mobile broadband
Wednesday, 07 October 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room K

The deployment of next generation networks will allow service providers to supply new innovative offerings such as multi-play services, IPTV, fixed-mobile convergence solutions and enterprise telephony. A torrent of competitive broadband offerings is about to be unleashed in both the mobile and fixed environments. Soon there will be support for high-definition television content, HD VoD services and high-speed data traffic that will be available to consumers in and around the network and to any device and place the consumer demands.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What role will unicast, multicast and broadcast technologies play in delivering these offerings? Will success come through IPTV, internet TV or Mobile TV? Will home networks become integrated into existing infrastructure?

* Mr Masahito Kawamori, Coordinator and Senior Research scientist , ITU-T IPTV-GSI TRS, ITU

* Mr Hugh Bradlow, CTO, Telstra Corporation Ltd., Australia
* Mr Mun-Kee Choi, President, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea (Rep. of)
* Mr Ricky Wong, Chairman, Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd, Hong Kong, China
* Mr Colin Morrison, Director of Sales, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), TV, Video & Music Platform Business, Microsoft , United States
* Mr Frederic Astier, Head of Marketing & Communications - CMO, Nokia Siemens Networks Gmbh, Spain
* Mr Yoichi Maeda, Chairman ITU-T SG 15 and Senior Adviser of NTT, NTT Advanced Technology Corporation, ITU