Mobile broadband - Competitive dynamics and policy implications

Internatoinal Conference, Hotel Radisson Blu Royal, Brussels, Belgium,
11 - 12 September 2012

Tuesday,11 September 2012

09:00      Welcome and introduction to day 1
Karl-Heinz Neumann, Managing Director, WIK

Mobile broadband - A policy and regulatory agenda for the future

The role of mobile braodband in the Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe
Anthony Whelan, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, European Commission


Investing into mobile braodband networks
Chairman: Ulrich Stumpf, Director, WIK

An investor's view of the regulatory and commercial environment for mobile broadband I
Jonathan Dann, Managing Director, Barclays Capital

An investor's view of the regulatory and commercial environment for mobile broadband II
Hannes Wittig, Managing Director EMEA Equity Research Telecommunikcations, J.P. Morgan Cazenove




Mobile broadband - Building the networks
Chairman: Ilsa Godlovitch, Head of Brussels Office, WIK

Data demand predictions
Robert Pepper, Vice President Global Technology Policy, Cisco

Building commercial 4 G networks and services: challenges and opportunities
Kip Meek, Director of Spectrum Strategy: Everthing Everywhere




Competition in mobile broadband
Chairman: Peter Alexiadis, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Promoting competition through licensing and refarming
Wolf-Dietrich Grussmann, Head of Unit "Regulatory Coordination & Business", Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

Promoting a competitive market for mobile braodband in the UK
H. Nwana, Group Director, Spectrum Policy Group, Ofcom

The mobile and fixed broadband battle in Sweden
Erik Bohlin, Professor at Chalmers University, Stockholm


Academic keynote

Growth and productivity impact of mobile broadband
Leonard Waverman, Professor at the University of Calgary, Dean of the Haskayne School of Business and Fellow of the London Business School


Liberating new spectrum for mobile networks
Chairman: Scott Marcus, Director, WIK

Does mobile broadband require a second digital dividend? 
Roberto Viola, Deputy Director General, DG Connect

The long-term demand for mobile spectrum
Martin Whitehead, Director of GSMA Europe


Bringing mobile broadband to rural areas
Chairman: Thomas Plückebaum, Head of Department "Cost modeling and Internet economics", WIK

The contribution of mobile broadband to coverage of rural areas
Ulrich Rehfuess, Head of Spectrum Policy and Regulation, Nokia Siemens Networks Germany

Rolling out LTE in rural areas - The German experience
Iris Henseler-Unger, Vice President, Bundesnetzagentur


End of day 1



Wednesday, 12 September 2011


Introduction to day 2
Ulrich Stumpf, Director WIK


The regulatory and markt visions
Chairman: Fabio Colasanti, President of International Institute of Communications (IIC)

Promoting competition and innovation through mobile broadband
Georg Serentschy, CEO, RTR, and Chairman 2012 of the Board of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC)

Mobile versus fixed - the next generation game
Robert Saracco, Director of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)


New applications and services and the role of net neutrality
Chairman: Christoph Pennings, Head of Regulation Practice, IDATE

The French regulator's view on net neutrality
Francoise Benthamou, Member of the Board, ARCEP

Net neutrality in mobile markets
Tommaso Valletti, Professor at Imperial College London




Regulatory panel: The rules for competition and regulation in mobile broadband
Chairman: Karl-Heinz Neumann, General Manager and Director, WIK

Leonidas Kanellos, President, EETT, and Chairman Elect 2013 of the Board of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC)

Reinald Krüger, Head of Unit "Regulatory Coordination & Markets", Directrorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

Romano Righetti, Group Chief Regulatory Officer, Vimpelcom, and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Wind Telecomunicazioni

Richard Feasey, Director Public Policy, Vodafone Group

Erzebet Fitori, Director, European Competitive Telecommunicatons Association (ECTA)

Daniel Pataki, Director, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)



14:00End of conference