Fiscal policy, economics and universal service funding
This talk took place on Friday 20th May 2016 as part of the IIC Telecommunications & Media Forum in Miami.
Fiscal policy, economics and universal service funding: building certainty and incentives to promote investment in the digital ecosystem as a whole
•Examples of tax policy decisions which might have a marked impact on converged communications investment
• Innovative tax arrangements which will stimulate services and applications to improve social inclusion and to improve competitiveness and productivity
• What kind of regulatory and policy reform /innovation could maximize the performance of Universal Service Obligation (USO) funds so they are fit for purpose in today's converged world?
• Given the prevalence of wireless, can and should there be a regulatory provision of "universal service bands" in terms of spectrum resources to complement the USO funds?
• Should these levies be discontinued?
- Ulf Pehrsson innovation Vice President Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson
In the chair
- Andres Maz Executive Director Advanced Technology Policy, Cisco
- Dr Héctor Huici Secretary for Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Communications Argentina
- Luciano Charlita de Freitas Regulatory Specialist, National Telecommunication Agency (ANATEL), Brazil
- José Juan Haro, Director LATAM Public Policy and Wholesale Business, Telefónica, S.A.
- Roslyn Layton, PhD Fellow, Aalborg University
- Marcelo Mejias Head of Regulatory Intelligence, TIM Brasil