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9th ECTA Regulatory Conference 2008



Keynote Presentations from:

Commissioner Neelie Kroes  Fabio Colasanti Matthias Kurth Dániel Pataki   

Commissioner Neelie Kroes, DG Competition, European Commission
Catherine Trautmann, MEP, Vice Chairwoman ITRE Committee, rapporteur Better Regulation Directive

Fabio Colasanti, Director General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
Matthias Kurth, President of BNetzA and Chair Elect IRG and ERG 2009
Daniel Pataki, President of the National Communications Authority Hungary and ERG Chair 2008
Luis Álvarez Satorre, President EMEA & Latin America, BT Global Services
Harri Koponen, CEO, Tele2
Czech Presidency 2009 - Jan Duben, Director, Section of Electronic. Communications and Postal Services, Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade - 'The priorities for the Czech Presidency 2009'

Other speakers include:

French Presidency 2008 - Emmanuel Gabla, Director of the Service for IT & Information Society, French Ministry of Economics
Ken Ducatel, Member of the Reding Cabinet, European Commission
David Hendon, Director Business Relations, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, UK Government
Marjolijn Sonnema, Director Telecoms Markets, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Commissioner Ed Willett, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Dr Herbert Ungerer, Deputy Director General, European Commission, DG Competition - State Aids, Sector Inquiries, Services of General Interest
Nick White, Vice President, INTUG
Gabrielle Gauthey, Commissioner, ARCEP
Dr. Georg Serentschy, Managing Director, RTR
Joachim Luecking, Head of Unit C1, Antitrust: Telecoms, DG Competition, European Commission
Michael Bartholomew, Director, ETNO
Luis Reis, Chief Operating Officer, Sonaecom
Marc van Asbroeck, Director Legal and Regulatory Affairs, KPN International

Richard Feasey, Director Public Policy, Vodafone
Tim Lord, Regulatory Director, 3UK
Peter Culham, Chief Economist, Ofcom

Topics cover:

Next generation access regulation: how will the Commission's forthcoming Recommendation affect fibre network roll-out and competition? 
The Review of the EU Regulatory Framework: What are the key issues following  the review by the European Parliament and Council of the Commission’s proposals? 
Universal broadband and state aid: Should universal service be extended to broadband? How can state aid support the roll-out of next generation fibre networks?
Call termination and IP interconnection: how will the Commission’s Recommendation on termination rates affect fixed and mobile operators and consumers?
Mobile competitiveness and roaming: Should mobile platforms be open to service and content providers, and should mobile data roaming be regulated across the EU?
Market analyses and geographic segmentation: what are the key national precedents from 2008? Should regulators actively segment national markets?

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