Competition and market failure
The increasing blurring of lines between competition policy and regulation were discussed with a focus on particular issues, including the increasing move towards consolidation in the communications sector.
Consumer and citizen protection in a convergent world
With content available over many platforms and so many channels of distribution, what mechanisms if any are required to protect the consumer and the citizen from certain types of material?
Reducing the digital divide, increasing access
How can the regulator better enable access to modern communications to benefit society and to help meet its national economic and societal agenda?
Regulatory innovation: evolving for change
Does the modern-day regulator have the appropriate tools and flexibility in their regulatory toolkit to deal with the converged telecommunications, media and technology sectors?
Regulating the Unregulated
How does the converged regulator balance the regulation of service and platforms independently of content with its role as content regulator? Should OTT service providers be licensed? Social media/apps – whose responsibility? And more...
Spectrum allocation and re-allocation - licensing mechanisms, Economies of scale and models to ensure efficient use of spectrum, Licensed vs. non-licensed; fixed vs mobile– what are the issues raised for regulators? The role of spectrum in ensuring the digital divide is reduced.