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tuesday 23 May 2017



09:00    Registation

09.20    Welcome
               Monica Arino, Board Member, International Institute of Communications; International Director, Ofcom, UK

09:30  Session 1: The demands of convergence: Adjusting the regulatory framework

  • Are the traditional objectives of regulation such as encouraging sustainable competition to lower prices, increasing choice, promoting efficient investment, ensuring universal access now redundant, or will certain issues always remain?
  • How does the converged regulator balance the regulation of service and platforms independently of content with its role as content regulator?
  • New waves of consolidation – the recreation of monopolies in telecommunications? Cross market considerations?
  • Does the modern-day regulator have the appropriate tools and flexibility in their regulatory toolkit?

Alee Fa’amoe, Deputy CEO & Executive Director ICT, OfReg, Cayman Islands

Dr Heber Damian Martinez, Director, Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM), Argentina
Germán Darío Arias, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation of Colombia (CRC)
Thomas Sullivan, Acting Chief of the International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, USA
Mario Germán Fromow Rangel, Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

11:00  session 2: Consumer and citizen protection in a convergent world: How can the regulator balance concerns about the protection of users of communication services vs. the desire for economic progress?
  • What is the balance to be struck between regulation and liberalisation?
  • Consumer and citizen protection: What are the differentiators?
    a.    Economic factors
    b.    Access considerations
  • How does a national regulator deal with transglobal suppliers (cloud computing)?
  • Regulating for market failure in the public interest
Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications

José Raúl Solares Chíu, Superintendent, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SIT), Guatemala
Giuliano De Vita, Senior Advisor to AGCOM Council, Authorità per le Garanzie nelle comunicazioni (AGCOM), Italy
Professor Anthony Clayton, Chairman, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica

13:30  session 3: Compliance, enforcement and sanctions: case studies
  • Setting enforcement strategies; lessons learned
  • How long should the regulator hold back – is there an appropriate time for regulatory forbearance and how can this be judged?
  • The efficacy of sanctions
  • What metrics can the regulator use to evaluate the economic and social benefits of its regulation?
Javier Daccarett, President, Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel), Honduras

Katrina Naut, Executive Director, Dominican Institute of Communications (INDOTEL)
Monica Arino, International Director, Ofcom, UK
Shana Willie-Matoorah, Director/Secretary, National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC), St Lucia


15:00  Close


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