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2nd Annual Mobile Termination Rates Forum: Creating a Balanced Regulatory Environment

Conférence d'Affaires - 2nd Annual Mobile Termination Rates Forum: Creating a Balanced Regulatory Environment
Conférence d'Affaires

Par : Forum Europe

Date : 2009

Location : Belgique / Brussels

PDF 119p Audio 05h 43m
Description :

This one day interactive forum explored the mobile termination pricing principles, and focussed on the practical implications of the proposals for both regulators and operators.

Mots clés :

Mobile termination pricing principles, MTRs, mobile regulation, termination charge, fixed mobile convergence

Mots clés dans les documents :

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This one day interactive forum explored the mobile termination pricing principles, and focussed on the practical implications of the proposals for both regulators and operators. The event coincided with the release of the Commission's recommendations on mobile termination rates

 

The main topics discussed were :

 

  • Mobile termination pricing principles
  • Practical implications of EC proposals for regulators
  • The pricing implications of mobile termination regulation into the future
     

 

08.45am – 09.15am Coffee and Registration


Conference Moderator
James Allen, Partner, Analysys Mason
Session 1: Keynote Presentations


09:15am - 09:30am Introduction by conference moderator

Morning Chair

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


09:30am – 10:00am Keynote Presentation

 

Reinald Krüger, Head of Unit B5, DG Infos, European Commission


10:00am – 10:30am Keynote Presentation: The TR Draft Recommendation seen from the regulators' perspective


Annegret Groebel, Managing Director, BNetzA (I/ERG Chair 2009)


10:30am -10:50 am Morning break


Session 2: Mobile termination pricing principles
• The EC’s new proposals – what are the underlying principles
• Why should there be mobile termination charges?
• Which services should bear the burden of cost recovery?
• The differences between LRIC and LRAIC+…in principle
• What types of efficiency measures are increased with the EC’s proposals?
• Are there detrimental economic effects – and if so, where are they?
• Economic externalities – how do they change?


10:50am - 11:05am Presentation


Benoit Loutrel, Deputy Director-General, ARCEP


11:05am - 11:20am Presentation
 

Martin Cave, Director, Centre for Management Under Regulation, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick


11:20am - 11:35am Presentation


Jonathan Sandbach, Head of Regulatory Economics, Vodafone Group


11:35am – 11:50am Presentation: Next Steps in MTRs
 

John Blakemore, Director of European Regulatory Affairs,
Hutchison 3G

11:50am - 12:40pm Interactive discussion with this morning’s speakers

12:40pm – 01:50pm Lunch


Afternoon Chair
James Allen, Partner, Analysys Mason


Session 3: Practical implications of EC proposals for regulators
• What must bottom-up models provide in the new costing regime?
• Will existing LRAIC+ models give accurate results?
• Is there a pan-European model that is repeatedly applicable to all member states?
• What role will top-down models have in the new approach? Can they be used by mobile operators to determine the ultimate LRIC results sought by the EC and how?
• What are the information demands placed upon market parties for developing a model in collaboration with a regulatory process?
• Can incremental costs be close to zero – and if so, in what circumstances?
• How can long-run common costs be defined?

01:50pm - 02:05pm Presentation


Ian Streule, Senior Manager, Analysys Mason

02:05pm - 03:00pm Panellists:


Ian Streule, Senior Manager, Analysys Mason
Emily O'Reilly, Case Handler/Analyst – Unit B-5, DG INFOSOC, European Commission
Tom Kiedrowski, Principal, International Policy, Ofcom
Giovanni Cazora, Economist Officer, AGCOM
Eric Debroeck, Senior Vice-President Group Regulatory Affairs, Orange France Telecom

03:00pm - 03:30pm General discussion

03:30pm – 04:00pm Afternoon break


Session 4: The pricing implications of mobile termination regulation into the future
• What can we learn from markets that have never applied calling-party-pays mobile termination?
• Is Bill-And-Keep the ultimate outcome in the long term? Will other methods for recovering the costs of delivering mobile termination emerge?
• Prices will change – but how?
• When and how will the EC’s new proposals affect consumers and competition?
• What are the implications for mobile data services?
• Will the new approach give rise to better fixed-mobile-convergence?

04:00pm – 04:20pm Presentation: Reflections after a “successful” appeal
 

Jeff Richardson, Director of Strategy, BT

04:20pm – 05:00pm Panellists:


Jeff Richardson, Director of Strategy, BT
Yves Blondeel, Managing Director, T-REGS
Bernardo Herman, Regulatory Affairs Manager, ETNO
Erzsebet Fitori, Regulatory Affairs Manager, ECTA

05:00pm - 05:25pm General discussion

05:25pm – 05:30pm Summary by conference moderator

05:30pm End of Conference

Presentation and Audio from The second annual mobil termination rates forum

Description Organization : Includes 12 presentation (PDF) and 20 audio (MP3).

Product Type : Conférence d'Affaires

Auteur : Various - Forum Europe

PDF 119p
Audio 05h 43m

Langues : Anglais

Organisateur : Forum Europe

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