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Event Programme

TUESDAY 26 may 2015

Session 1: Smoothing the transition: How governments, regulators and industry can make the transition to digital a success
  • Analogue switch-off: the challenges and models for success
  • Creating a market-friendly environment for economic activity

In the Chair

  • Adriana Labardini, Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

Speakers include

  • Kevin O'Brien, Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland and BEREC Vice-Chair 2015
  • Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, Member of the Board, SUTEL - Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Costa Rica
  • Eddy Padilla, Superintendent of Telecommunications, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones de Guatemala (SIT)
  • Meredith Leter, Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Authority Suriname (TAS)

Session 2: The impact of the convergence of communications services
  • Freeing up spectrum to allow for different platforms of delivery: will regulation kill innovation?
  • The prosumer or creative consumer: the value of the creative economy
  • Protection of the consumer·

In the Chair

  • Juan Manuel Wilches, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

Speakers Include

  • Oscar Reyes, President, Consejo Nacional de Televisión, Chile
  • Beatriz Quiñones Cely, Board Member, National Television Authority of Colombia (ANTV)
  • Kirk Sookram, Exec Officer Technical Services (Ag), Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Daniel Alvarez, Legal Advisor | Wireline, Public Safety, and Homeland Security, Federal Communications Commission, USA

Session 3: Enabling access
  • Building the backbone – the infrastructure required for a successful digital economy
  • Regulatory models (including cooperation between agencies)
  • Funding models – PPP, government intervention, industry
  • Vulnerable and disadvantaged groups
  • Are speeds really an issue? - Getting access to rural populations
  • Wireline vs. wireless

In the Chair

  • Igor Vilas Boas de Freitas, Commissioner, National Telecommunication Agency (ANATEL),Brazil

Speakers Include

  • Albert Gordon, Director General, Office of Utilities Regulation, Jamaica
  • Alejandro A. Rosales, Director of Telecommunications Services, CONATEL, Honduras
  • Juan Manuel Wilches, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia



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