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The ITU Global Dialogue on International
Mobile Roaming

 Geneva, Switzerland, Friday 18 September 2015
(ITU Headquarters, Popov Room)

11.00– 11.20

Opening Ceremony

  • Mr Brahima SANOU, Director Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)
  • Mr Chaesub LEE, Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
  • Ms Roxanne McElvane, ITU-D Study Group 1 Chair

11.20 – 12.00

Session 1: The High Stakes of Roaming

    • Setting the context for IMR
    • Cost, revenues, usage and traffic
    • New business models - New opportunities? 
    • Beyond data roaming: Innovating and capitalizing on roaming for M2M communications and the Internet of Things
Moderator:  Mr Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of Study Groups Department, ITU/TSB

      • Mr Laurent Pouillieute, Orange, France (To be confirmed)
      • Mr Amah Vinyo Capo, Rapporteur ITU-D Study Group 1 Question 4/1 Economic policies and methods of determining the costs of services, ARTP, Togo
      • Mr Mike Corkerry, AT&T, USA
      • Mr Jinqiao Chen, Rapporteur ITU-D Study Group 1 Question 6/1 Cosumer information, protection and rights,
        China (P.R. of)

14.00 – 15.30

Session 2: The Economics of International Mobile Roaming

      • The international roaming market and consumer trends
      • The reasons behind high roaming prices
      • The cost structure of roaming (cost elements that make roaming expensive)
      • The ITU National Regulatory Authority (NRA) technical guide and online cost analysis tool
Moderator:  Mr Gerard Pogorel, Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus Ecole Nationale
                     Supérieure des Télécommunications-Telecom ParisTech, France

Presentation by Mr Simon Forge, SCF Associates, on Analyzing the Cost of IMR
Coffee break

15.45 – 16.45

Session 3: Towards Ubiquitous Roaming for All

      • Promoting competition in the provision of roaming services and empowering consumers
      • Price transparency - How to share commercially sensitive information with National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs)?
      • Data Collection
      • Bilateral, multilateral and regional initiatives
      • The role of Regional and International Organizations
      • Way forward 
Moderator:  Mr Abdoulkarim Soumaila, Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU) 


16.45 – 17.00

Conclusions and Next Steps
by Mr Kemal Huseinovic, Head of the Infrastructure Enabling Environment and
E-Applications Department, ITU/BDT and
Mr Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of Study Groups Department, ITU/TSB



 Biographies of Moderators, Presenters and Panelists