Program and Presentations

National Strategies for Ultrabroadband Infrastructure Deployment: Experiences and Challenges

International Conference, Berlin, Germany, 26 - 27 April 2010 


Monday, 26 April 2010

09:00       Registration & Morning Coffee
Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, CEO, WIK, Germany

KEYNOTE: The Broadband Strategy of the German Federal Government: Objectives and Status of Implementation
Dr. Andreas Schuseil, Director General for IT,- Communications and Postal Policy, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany


Session I: National Broadband Deployment Approaches in AustralAsia
Session Chair: Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, CEO, WIK, Germany

Dr. Kris Funston, Deputy Chief Economist, Commerce Commission, New Zealand

Dr. Rob Albon, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australia
Presentation delivered by Dieter Elixmann, WIK, Germany

Naoki Nishikado, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Japan


Session II: National Broadband Strategies in Europe
Session Chair: Cristoforo Morandini, Associated Partner at Between Spa, Italy

Patrik Sandgren, Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS), Sweden

Kip Meek, Chairman of the Broadband Stakeholder Group, UK

Joëlle Toledano, Member of the Board of ARCEP, France


Session III: Optical Transmission and Access: Technological Developments and Implications for Regulation
Session Chair: Dr. Thomas Plückebaum, WIK, Germany

Sigurd Schuster, CTO, Head of Technology Roadmapping, Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany

Sanjay S. Patel, CTO Wireline Networks Division, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

15:30KEYNOTE: Broadband Deployment and Adoption in the US: The National Broadband Plan
Dr. Donald Stockdale, Deputy Chief and Bureau Chief Economist Wireline Competition, Federal Communications Commission, USA
Presentation delivered by Scott Marcus, WIK, Germany
16:10Coffee Break
16:30Session IV: Cost-benefit aspects of High Bit Rate Broadband Deployment
Session Chair: J. Scott Marcus, WIK, Germany

Dr. Thomas Plückebaum, WIK, Germany

Brian Williamson, Plum Consulting, UK

18:00Session V: Broadband Access and (minimum) Bandwidth for Everyone
Session Chair: Dieter Elixmann, WIK, Germany

Dr. Bernd Langeheine, European Commission, Belgium

Cristoforo Morandini, Associated Partner at Between Spa, Italy

19:30Reception / Conference Dinner

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


PANEL DISCUSSION: Broadband Deployment: Open Access and Separation
Session Chair: Dr. Ulrich Stumpf, WIK, Germany

Dr. Annegret Groebel, Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), Germany

Professor Martin Gave, University of Warwick, UK


KEYNOTE: The Role of the Cable Infrastructure for Broadband Deployment and Competition
Manuel Kohnstamm, President Cable Europe, Managing Direcor Public Policy and Communications, Liberty Global Europe BV


Coffee Break


FINAL PANEL DISCUSSION: Broadband Deployment Strategies in Europe: The Perspective of Carriers
Session Chair: Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, CEO, WIK, Germany

Richard Feasey, Public Policy Director, Vodafone Group Services Limited, UK

Frédéric Gastaldo, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Swisscom, Switzerland

Erzsébet Fitori, Acting Director, Regulatory Affairs, ECTA, Belgium

Dr. Jos Huigen, Director Regulatory and European Affairs, KPN, NL

Dr. Frank Schmidt, Head of Regulation, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

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