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Event Programme

monday 19 may 2014

Observations from the European Commission (video):
  • Roberto Viola, Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European CommissionEROSERVATIONS FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (VIDEO):VATIONS FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION 

Session 1: Developing a digital society for all:

  • Who is the digital consumer?
  • What role can the regulator play in the development and encouragement of national broadband plans/targets? What is the regulatory role of the state in the digital world?
  • Is there a role for universal service funds?
  • Is digital inclusion a right and how can the regulator limit the impact of a digital divide?
  • Is content regulation still needed - why and is it feasible?

In the Chair

  • Mindel de la Torre, Chief, International Bureau, FCC, USA

Speakers

  • Hopeton Dunn, Chairman, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica
  • Beatriz Quiñones Cely, Member, Autoridad Nacional De Televisión –ANTV, Colombia
  • Eduardo Neri González Martinez, President, Comisión de Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), Paraguay
  • Adriana Lambardini Inzunza, Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Communications, Mexico

Session 2: Spectrum

 

  • How does the need for spectrum affect the regulator's role?What are the issues of boundary interference and how can/should they be addressed? 
  • What is the impact of the digital dividend on digital broadcasting and can sufficiently robust measures be out in place?

In the Chair

  • Ola Bergstrom, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)

Speakers:

 

 

  • Kathleen Riviere-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority, Bahamas
  • Daniel Larrache, National Director of Management and Administration Development, Audiovisual Services, Autoridad Federal de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual (AFSCA), Argentina
  • Gilbert Camacho, Board Member, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL), Costa Rica
  • Leonardo Euler de Morais, Head Technical Advisor to the Board, Anatel, Brazil

 


Session 3: convergence and the issue it raises
  • How has convergence affected traditional forms of communication – where does broadcasting (television and radio) sit? Fixed line telephony? Do they need to be safeguarded?
  • Differential regulations for different platforms and services – what does convergence mean at a practical level?
  • Where do ownership issues fit in - especially cross border/foreign ownership issues? 
  • What are the key challenges: OTT players, apps, net neutrality, interconnection charging.

In the Chair

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications; formerly DG, DG InfoSoc; European Commission

Speakers

  • Cris Seecheran, CEO, TATT, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Maria Dolores Souza, CNTV, Chile
  • Giuliano De Vita, senior advisor to Commissioner Martusciello, AGCOM, Italy 
  • Dr Carlos Pablo Márquez Escobar, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

 

 

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