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Shaping the policy agenda: TELECOMMUNICATIONS • MEDIA • TECHNOLOGY
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Key Discussion Themes

Competition

competition

Dr Thawatchai Jittrapanun, Commissioner, NBTC chaired the debate on competition in the Digital TV and Digital Radio markets looking at ensuring access, the future of regulation regarding Pay TV, OTT and cable, pricing and funding.

Investment, Infrastructure and Innovations Issues

INVESTMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND INNOVATION ISSUES

Supinya Klangnarong, Commissioner at NBTC led a discussion examining the issue of empowering the user looking at protection of minors, communications literacy and the effect on social media in a borderless world.

Regulatory response to the new media landscape

REGULATORY RESPONSE TO THE NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE

Tom Pentefountas, Vice Chairman of the Broadcasting, Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) introduced the topic before the panel looked at investment and innovation, encouraging local content, ‘must carry’ or ‘must have’ rules and OTT streamed content and regulation.

Transition to Digital Communications

TRANSITION TO DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

A panel chaired by Col Dr Natee Sukonrat, Vice Chairman of the NBTC discussed the transition to digital communications and the digital switchover looking at the challenges and opportunities and how to ensure access for rural populations.

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