International Regulators' Forum 2014
Hosted by the Austrian Regulatory Authority (RTR)
On the 6th and 7th of October regulators from over 40 economies from around the world met at the RTR in Vienna to discuss topics ranging from adoption in a world seen to be moving faster and faster to understanding the call from markets for responsible competition to protecting those, be they individuals or emerging providers, who might need protection. We heard about: the role that infrastructure can, might and should play; the balance of public, social and economic good; the role between collecting and protecting information. Twenty three separate panellists presented views that led to lively discussion and debate.
KEY DISCUSSION THEMES
How should regulators maintain a balance between public good, social good and economic good?
- What is the regulator's role regarding the consumer? Is that the same for 'the citizen'? And is the 'public interest' always the same as the citizen's interest?
- How can the regulator balance concerns about the use of data vs. the desire for economic progress?
- National values vs. global content
Looking for sustainability - is competition always the right answer?
- Spectrum assignment
- Pricing and affordability
- Universal Service
- Compliance and redress
- Adapting regulation to a global digital world
- Does the increasingly converged world of the sector demand converged regulation
- Economies of scale and models to ensure efficient use of spectrum
- Dealing across borders – how can the NRA respond?
To read the Report from the IRF 2014 contact enquiries[at]iicom.org (for regulators only)