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Programme

TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER 2015

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Welcomes

  • Nomvuyiso Batyi, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

KEYNOTE - “Accessible Broadband Infrastructure and Affordable Connectivity”

  • Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Republic of South Africa

 

Session 1: Broadband infrastructure and connectivity: Policy choices for sustained investment

  • From planning to implementation - practical experiences of National Broadband Plan roll out
  • Rural access – what is the most economical and scalable means of delivering broadband access?
  • How can universal service funds be used most effectively?
Chair:
  • Charley Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Link Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Panellists:

  • Alison Gillwald (PhD), Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
  • Thari G Pheko, Chief Executive & Ex-Officio Board Member, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)
  • Alphonzo Samuels, Managing Director, Openserve, Telkom SA
  • Thabiso Thukani, Manager, Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa

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Session 2: delivering broadband accessibility and affordability - reducing the cost to communicate and overcoming barriers to access

  • Sustainable economic and financing models to incentivise and maintain multi-stakeholder investment in broadband for emerging markets
  • Technology choices and infrastructure sharing models
  • Under what circumstances is government intervention necessary to achieve full access, and what should be left to market dynamics?
  • Building regulatory and market frameworks that promote the Internet ecosystem, including at the device level 
  • What role are disruptive new entrants and new technologies playing in reducing the cost to communicate? 
  • Lessons learned - what polices are driving accessibility, affordability and high-tech innovation in Africa?

Chair:

  • Charley Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Link Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Panellists:

  • Envir Fraser, Chief Strategy Officer, Convergence Partners
  • Mike Silber, Head Legal and Commercial, Liquid Telecom

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  • Brahim Ghribi, Director Government & Public Affairs, Middle-East,turkey & Africa, Alcatel-Lucent

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  • Alan Knott-Craig Jr, CEO, Project Isizwe; Executive Chairman, Hero Telecoms

13.00 Lunch

 


 

session 3: progress on digital migration in africa - practical realities, priorities and next steps

Chair:

  • Loren Braithwaith Kabosha, Executive Director, South African Communications Forum (SACF)

Panellists:

  • Emeka Mba, Director General, National Broadcasting Commission, Nigeria
  • Thari G Pheko, Chief Executive & Ex-Officio Board Member, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)
  • Willington Ngwepe, Chief Operating Officer, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • André Hoffmann, Executive Strategy and Product Development, Link Africa
  • Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa

 

SESSION 4: spectrum futures - licensing, management and valuation

  • Spectrum auctions versus beauty contests - what are the key considerations for policy makers and regulators in African countries?
  • Wholesale open access models for wireless and wireline 
  • What innovative means are being adopted to exploit underused spectrum bands and improve broadband coverage in rural areas?
  • Dynamic spectrum management, including use of TV white spaces to promote broadband deployment
  • Preparations for the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G
 
Chair
  • Keith Weeks, General Manager: Markets and Competition, MultiChoice
 

 Panellists:

  • Mortimer Hope, Director Africa, GSMA

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  • Dr Kas Kalba, Founder and CEO, Kalba International, Inc
  • Nkateko Nyoka, Chief Officer, Legal & Regulatory, Vodacom
  • Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Networks and Media Competency Area Manager, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Meraka Institute, South Africa

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  • William Stucke, Member of Management Committee, Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa - spoke in place of Peter Zimri, Senior Specialist: Technical Regulation, Neotel

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Broadband strategy / ICT strategy - does it matter?

Reviewing developed and emerging countries with high fixed and mobile broadband penetration levels – does having a national broadband strategy and/or ICT strategy make a significant difference?
Dr Kas Kalba, Founder and CEO, Kalba International, Inc.


7.30pm - Dinner
Kindly Sponsored by Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

 

WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2015

Welcome

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

KEYNOTE 

  • Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Deputy Minister of Communications, Republic of South Africa

 

 sESSION 5: Disruption and transformation in the broadcast and pay TV sector – implications for infrastructure, for capacity, for policy and regulation

  • What are the new realities of network demand and consumption patterns for high bandwidth content?
  • What are the emerging business and policy models – how are telcos and OTT video entering the market?
  • What partnerships are emerging between legacy and OTT players?
  • How will local content be protected?
  • Network neutrality – what does it mean in context of South Africa and the region? What does it mean for consumers and infrastructure providers?

Chair:

  • Envir Fraser, Chief Strategy Officer, Convergence Partners

Panellists:

  • Nadia Bulbulia, Executive Director, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Emeka Mba, Director General, National Broadcasting Commission, Nigeria
  • George Sarpong, Executive Secretary, National Media Commission, Ghana

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  • Keith Weeks, General Manager: Markets and Competition, MultiChoice

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SESSION 6: Growth of new media, online content and disruptive applications – implications for consumers, policy makers and regulators

• What are the regulatory frameworks to consider?
• Social media/apps – whose responsibility?
• Access to content and the protection of minors

Chair:

  • Thandi Smith, Head of Policy & Quality Programme, Media Monitoring Africa

Panellists:

  • Daddy Mukadi Bujitu, Chief Regulatory Officer, Airtel Africa

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  • Chris Evans, Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs, PCCW Global

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  • Themba Wakashe, Chief Executive Officer, Film & Publication Board, South Africa
  • Joe Heshu, Public Policy Lead - Africa, Uber

 

Local content regulation in a converged media environment

  • Yolisa Phahle, CEO, M-Net

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13.20 Lunch


SESSION 7: WSIS+10: What progress has been made in tackling ICTs to foster development? What might Africa showcase at the UNGA?

Chair:

  • Dr Andrew Barendse, Director, International Institute of Communications; Managing Executive Regulatory Affairs, Vodacom SA

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Panellists:

  • Megan Richards, Principal Adviser - DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Andrew Chakhoyan, Director Government Relations, Vimpelcom
  • Anne-Rachel Inné, Vice President of Global Engagement, ICANN

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  • Dr Miriam Altman, Head of Strategy, Telkom SA
  • Mmamoloko Kubayi, Chairperson, Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications, Parliament of Republic of South Africa

SESSION 8: How is the data and digitisation revolution taking hold in Africa and with what impact on roles and responsibilities for regulators?

• Internet of Things and m2m services
• Data protection and privacy
• Cybersecurity capacity building

Chair:

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

Panellists:

  • Nadia Bulbulia, Executive Director, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Charley Lewis, Senior Lecturer, LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Pastora Valero, Senior Director, Head of Government Affairs Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia, Cisco Systems Inc

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  • Katharina Pillay, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • Mmamoloko Kubayi, Chairperson, Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications, Parliament of Republic of South Africa

16.45 Closing remarks

17.00 End of Forum


 

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