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Programme

Monday 10 / tuesday 11 OCTOBER 2016

Hosted by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)
Bangkok, Thailand

 

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER 2016

registration & welcome

 08:30 Registration and coffee

08:45 Opening Ceremony 

  • Welcoming remarks by NBTC Chairman.
  • Reciprocal remarks by Chris Chapman, President, IIC.
  • Group photos 
09:15 Session 1: The pressures of convergence
a. What is the balance to be struck between regulation and liberalisation?
b. Consumer and citizen protection
i. What are the differentiators?
ii. Economic factors
iii. Access considerations
c. Regulating for market failure in the public interest
 
Chair: Chris Chapman, IIC 
 
Panel:
Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive, Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore 
Dr Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA)
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, USA
Albert E Enninful, Deputy Director General, National Communications Authority, Ghana
 
10:45 Break

11:00 Session 2: CROSS SECTORAL collaboration and networks
a. Collaboration between network and content regulators
b. Collaboration between regulators and other authorities e.g finance, competition
 
Chair: Andy Haire, IIC
 
Panel:
Jeongho Park, Deputy General Manager, Korea Communications Standards Commission
Thomas Langheinrich, President, LFK - Media Authority of Baden-Württemberg, Germany 
Michael Cosgrave, Executive General Manager, Infrastructure Regulation Division, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

12:30 A Regulatory snapshot 

13:15 Lunch 


14:15 Session 3: LEVELLING THE PLAYING FIELD OR A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?: THE CHALLENGES

a. OTT vs broadcast vs cable and satellite
b. Net neutrality or traffic management?
c. Funding issues; does state aid have a role to play?

Chair: Col Dr Natee, Vice-Chairman, NBTC

Panel:
Yi-Ning Katherine Chen, Commissioner, National Communications Commission, Taiwan
Jeremy Godfrey, Chairperson, Commission for Communications Regualtion (ComReg), Ireland
Nievia Ramsundar, Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman & CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
16:00 Session 4: CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED

a. Demand vs supply – the tensions and the needs
b. USO
c. Building infrastructure
d. Accessibility for economically or otherwise disadvantaged groups

Chair: Supinya Klangnarong, Commissioner, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Panel:
Yasunari Ueno, Deputy Director, International Economic Affairs Division, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of International Affairs and Communications (MIC), Government of Japan
Shri Sudhir Gupta, Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
Nomvuyiso Batyi, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
Dr Tran Tuan Anh, Director of Policy and Regulation Division of Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA)
 
17:30 Invitation to Workshop on nuisance communications: Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman & CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
 
17:40 Close
 
19:00 DINNER: kindly hosted by the NBTC

   

TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2016

REGISTRATION

08:30 Registration and coffee

09:00 Keynote Speech by Secretary General, NBTC

09:15 Session 5:spectrum: EXACTLY what is 5g and what does it mean for the regulator?

a. Models of allocation and the criteria followed
b. M2M and Internet of Things
      i. Privacy and data management 

Chair: Dr Jesada Sivaraks, Secretary to NBTC Vice Chairman, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Panel:
Eliza Lee, Director-General of Communications, Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), Hong Kong
Chris Woolford, Director of International & Spectrum Policy, Ofcom - Office of Communication, UK
Mario Germán Fromow Rangel, Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico 
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, USA
 
10:45 Break

11:00 Session 6: streamlining regulation across countries/REGIONS/THE WORLD
a. The emergency of regional networks of regulators
i. Working arrangements
ii. Financing the workload
iii. Co and self regulatory models
b.Connectivity
c. Roaming
d. Content issues/piracy
e. The Jurisdiction of 'the cloud'
 
Chair: Notachard Chintakanond, NBTC
 
Panel:
Dato' Sri Dr Halim Shafie, Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
Sébastien Soriano, Chairman, ARCEP (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes). France - by video
Rabha Zeidguy, Member, Higher Council of Audiovisual Communication of Morocco (HACA)
 
12:30 Closing remarks by NBTC-IIC
 
12:40 LUNCH

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