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Tuesday 12 October, 2010


08:30 – 09:00

Coffee and Registration

09:00 – 09:05

Introduction from the Conference Chair

Stéphane Piot, Partner, Analysys Mason

09:05 – 10:05

Session 1: European Digital Agenda- keynote presentations

With the European Digital 2020 Agenda expected to be released later this year from the European Commission, what is the view ahead for next generation telecommunications?

09:05 – 09:25

Keynote Presentation: the view from the Commission

Lucilla Sioli, Head of Economic & Statistical Analysis Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission

09:25 – 09:45

Keynote Presentation: the view from the Parliament

Pilar del Castillo Vera, MEP, Rapporteur European Digital Agenda , European Parliament

09:45 – 10:05

Presentation: the view from the Belgian Presidency

Tim Van Broeckhoven, Head of European Affairs for Minister Van Quickenborne, Belgian Ministry of Economics and Belgian EU Presidency 2010

10:05 – 10:30

Morning Break

10:30 – 12:30

Session 2: Regulating Next Generation Access

With the NGA recommendations expected to be released later this year from the European Commission, how can the EU policy framework ensure the right approaches to NGA regulation? How will the regulation of fibre access networks influence market outcomes? What terms of access to NGNs are going to be most appropriate? How should regulatory approaches address the risks involved? How have existing regulatory approaches to NGA affected the level of fibre investment, end-user prices and take-up? What regulatory model will attract investment and keep pace with the changing shape of the market? Is structural separation or access regulation the way forward? How can Europe achieve the best communications infrastructure to compete with the US and Asia?

10:30 – 11:45

High level round table discussion

Roland Honekamp, Head of Section, Economic Regulation, Policy Development Unit, European Commission
Matthew Braovac, Head of Public Policy, Fixed Services, Vodafone
Vianney Hennes, Director, Orange-France Telecom Group
Laura Harbidge, Telecoms Attaché, UK Permanent Representation to the EU
Paolo Lupi, Head, Wholesale Markets Unit

11:45 – 12:30



12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:15

Session 3: NGN rollout: Progress to date

This session will explore the view from both incumbent and altnet operators through case studies and other insights. What are the demands for drivers and consumer trends? What experience to date have operators gained in terms of costs of deployment, unforeseen barriers to deployment, and issues driving take-up? How important is competition in terms of promoting rollout? What are the expectations for the evolution of business models and innovative uses of new networks? What are the key uncertainties and sensitivities, and how can operators manage these?

13:30 – 15:15

Afternoon chair:

Gérard Pogorel, Professor of Economics, Telecom ParisTech (ENST)

13:30 – 13:45

case study

Olivia Garfield, Group Director, Strategy & Portfolio, BT

13:45 – 14:00

case study

Jos Huigen, Director of European Affairs, KPN

14:00 – 14:15

case study

Eric Festraets, Member of the Board, FTTH Council Europe

14:15 – 14:30

case study

Tiziana Talevi, Director Regulatory Affairs, Fastweb

14:50 – 15:15


15:15 – 15:45

Afternoon Break

15:45 – 16:40

Session 4: Convergence on NGNs: Innovation for future services and market disruptions

With the market evolving rapidly this session will explore the other key players in the value chain such as media, broadcasters, and Internet/’over-the-top’ (OTT) players. What are the regulatory, commercial and technological issues associated with such a convergence? What new products and services will be offered in the next generation world and how will they drive our user demand? Will fibre enable and carry 3D applications? With 3D displays soon to be used in the home for films and games, which initiatives will ensure competition in the delivery of future services, building on 3D displays, to drive innovation? How important is the Cloud to support new services? What incentives will foster the development of innovative services and how does telecoms and media regulation assist here? What is the role of satellite telecommunication in future converged networks?

15:45 – 16:40

Panel Discussion

Renaud Di Francesco, Divisional Director, Europe Technology Standards Office, Sony
Karim Antonio Lesina, Executive Director, European Government Affairs, AT&T
Nicolas Chuberre, Chair, ISI Technology Platform
Kimon Zorbas, Vice President, IAB Europe

16:40 – 17:30

Panel discussion with the session’s speakers

Wednesday 13 October, 2010


08:30 – 09:00

Morning Coffee

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote Presentation: The view from BEREC

John Doherty, Chair, BEREC

09:20 – 11:00

Session 5: Competition and investment (1): Looking ahead [operator and NRA focus]

This session will explore the complex issue of how to fund and regulate investment in super-fast Internet. With such investment crucial to boost the EU's economic recovery, how can European policy makers stimulate investment in higher speed broadband for the benefit of Europe’s economy, businesses and citizens? What incentives should be made available to all investors in NGA to make high-speed networks a priority? How can the right balance be struck between fostering competition and facilitating investment? How can regulators ensure fair competition and create a level-playing field for all players? How can we get the balance right between operator and NRA perspectives? How far will the private sector go? What are the business models and different ways of thinking, e.g. collaborative approaches and new pricing models?

09:20 – 10:30

Panel Discussion

David Black, Principal Consultant, Plum Consulting
Victoria Gerus, Regulatory Affairs Manager, ETNO
Ilsa Godlovitch, Head of Regulatory Affairs, ECTA
Chris Hutchins, Director Public Policy, Liberty Global

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 – 12:30

Session 6: Competition and investment (2): Realising the Europe 2020 challenge [public policy focus]

This session will explore digital inclusion and other public policy issues. What is the role of public authorities/government in view of the Europe 2020 aims for NGA and broadband universal service, for example in developing national broadband strategies? What are the various forms of partnerships, public-private, private-private and how they are currently designed and implemented? How can efficient forms of public financing for NGA’s be achieved? Should governments and subsidies cover this? How can public funding be designed to produce the best results economically? Who is to pay for ‘uneconomic’ rural provision?

11:15 – 11:30


11:30 – 11:45


Bärbel Vogel-Middeldorf, Director of Telecommunciations, Postal Policies and International Affairs, German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology

11:45 – 12:30

Panel Discussion

Harald Gruber, Head of ICT and Economy Division, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
Tim Van Broeckhoven, Head of European Affairs for Minister Van Quickenborne, Belgian Ministry of Economics and Belgian EU Presidency 2010
Paul Foley, Managing Partner, Tech4i2

12:30 – 13:00



13:00 – 14:00


13:30 – 15:15

Afternoon chair: James Allen, Partner, Analysys Mason

14:00 – 15:30

Session 7: The role of mobile broadband

With the rapid uptake of mobile broadband across Europe, what is the role of mobile broadband in future broadband provision? What is the interplay and role of fixed and mobile technologies in NGA and broadband universal service? To what extent is mobile LTE a complement or substitute to fibre based networks? How can operators achieve ideal business models for mobile data services? How will the market change in Europe with fixed operators under pressure from mobile broadband? How do major industry developments such as consolidation and network sharing affect the long term structure of the telecoms industry?

14:00 – 14:50

Panel Discussion

Alexander Zuser, Director for Regulatory & European Affairs, Telekom Austria Group
Garry McCollum, Head of European Mobile Carrier Partnerships, Google
Dan Warren, Senior Director of Technology, GSMA
Andrew Haire, Director of Corporate Affairs, Eircom

14:50 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:00

Afternoon Break

16:00 – 17:00

Session 8: Summary

16:00 – 16:20

Conference Summary

This interactive session will summarise what has been seen from the 2 days’ proceedings and will discuss the future of NGA in the telecoms world. It will explore and debate the major themes, contentious issues and ideas that would result in market outcomes.

Stéphane Piot, Partner, Analysys Mason
James Allen, Partner, Analysys Mason

16:20 – 17:00

Discussion and audience interaction

17:00 – 17:00

End of Conference



Tue 12 October, 2010 08.30 to
Wed 13 October, 2010 17.30




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