Annual Conference 2016
Trends in converged communications: New tipping points, new digital policies and strategies
thAILAND, 12-13 OCTOBER 2016
We were thrilled to welcome many members and non-members to our 47th Annual Conference which has taken place this week in Bangkok. Regulators, operators, government organisations and other TMT professionals came representing five different continents.
True Corp deputy CEO Vichaow Rakphongphairoj gave the keynote on day one outlining Thailand's aspirations as a digital hub. Other far reaching discussions looked at the realities of Australia’s NBN project, the stretch that new technologies and business models are putting on current regulatory frameworks, plus break-out sessions on universal service obligations, smart cities and piracy.
On day two IIC president Chris Chapman set out how industry needs to tell telecom regulators what they want as the next wave of digital disruption arrives. Panels identified piracy as the biggest competitive threat to content and OTT Provider and discussed the future of spectrum against a backdrop of the advent of 5G and transformational technologies. One panellist said that by 2020 there will be 26.5 billion IP enabled devices connected to the global internet and 12.5 billion of them will be M2M devices.
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venue, networking and other events
International Regulators' forum (irf)
The International Regulators’ Forum took place on 10-11 October kindly hosted by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand.
CRTC WORKSHOP: COLLABORATING TO ELIMINATE SPAM AND NUISANCE COMMUNICATIONS
11 OCTOBER 2016
The issue of spam and nuisance communications (nuisance calls, malware, botnets) is a priority for many governments, and one where international collaboration is needed in areas of policy, regulation, and enforcement.
This workshop, organized by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), presented case studies that demonstrated challenges and successes in moving the spam and nuisance communications agenda forward within your own country and abroad. Through information sharing and the exchange of views, this workshop identified actionable items for cross collaboration between jurisdictions to advance policy and enforcement activities in this rapidly changing environment.
WORKSHOP: A DIALOGUE ON BUILDING A RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE ADVERTISING POLICY FRAMEWORK
13 OCTOBER 2016
(BY INVITATION ONLY)
On the morning of October 13th, the IIC organised a workshop to look at the key issues raised in creating a responsible and sustainable advertising policy framework for the region. Considering the APEC Action Agenda on Advertising Standards and Practice Development, topics discussed looked at the progress made since the Agenda was published (in 2014) and considered regulatory practice in other jurisdictions.