New perspectives on the regulation of connectivity

Date: 
30/03/2017 -
09:30 to 17:15
Venue: 
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

*Registration for this event has closed. If you wish to participate in this seminar please contact info@cerre.eu*

Unlocking the full potential of the digital economy, and achieving the ambitious goals of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda, rests on a basic concept: connectivity. Europeans will need access to high-speed internet connections, both fixed and wireless. As a result, European policy in relation to the deployment of high-speed broadband and the roll-out of 5G is crucial.

CERRE will therefore publish two new research reports, examining different aspects of this connectivity question.

The first report, dedicated to policy towards competition in high-speed broadband in Europe, explains how policy-makers can better promote competition in this crucial sector and, as such, contribute to the EU objective of deploying high-speed broadband across the continent. It will be presented and discussed during the morning session of the Executive Seminar.

The second report, which concentrates on the deployment of 5G in Europe, focuses on the policies to be implemented to allow Europe to regain leadership in mobile communications with the introduction of 5G. The afternoon session of the Executive Seminar will be dedicated to this topic.

The Executive Seminar will bring together senior representatives from across the digital sector, as well as European and national policy-makers, regulatory experts and other stakeholders to discuss and debate the recommendations of both reports and the wider policy issues.

This event is reserved for CERRE members' representatives and a select number of invited guests.

09:30

Registration

09:45

Chairman's welcome and introduction 
 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

10:00

Keynote Speech
 

Roberto Viola

Director General,
DG Connect, European Commission

 

10:20

High-Speed Broadband and Competition Policy in Europe
 

Presentation of the findings of the CERRE Report

Richard Feasey

Research Fellow, CERRE
Lecturer, University College London

 

 

Followed by stakeholder panel discussion (see below for list of discussants) facilitated by:

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, University of Namur

 

10:50

Coffee Break
11:10
Panel Discussion: Broadband and Competition Policy
12:50
Conclusions & areas for future research
13:00
Lunch
14:30
Towards the successful deployment of 5G in Europe
 

Presentation of the findings of the CERRE Report

Dr Wolter Lemstra

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Delft University of Technology

 

 

Followed by stakeholder panel discussion (see below for list of discussants) facilitated by:

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, University of Namur

15:00
Panel Discussion: Towards the successful deployment of 5G in Europe
15:40
Coffee Break
16:00
Panel Discussion: Towards the successful deployment of 5G in Europe (Cont.)

17:00

Conclusions & areas for future research 

17:15

Cocktail reception
 

Discussants: 

Peter Anker

Senior Policy Advisor, Frequency Management,
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands

 

 

Professor Marc Bourreau

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Economics, Telecom ParisTech

 

 

Andrew Tony Camilleri

Senior Policy Officer, 
Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU

 

 

Professor Martin Cave

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, Imperial College London

 

 

Dr Richard Cawley

Economic Advisor, Financial Engineering,
DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

 

 

Erzsébet Fitori

Director General,
FTTH Council Europe

 

 

Lise Fuhr

Director General,
ETNO

 

 

Jerónimo González

Director, Regulatory Strategy,
Telefónica

 

 

Bernardo Herman

Director General,
CSA, Belgium

 
 
 

Dr Jan Krancke

Vice President Regulatory Strategy & Projects,
Deutsche Telekom

 

 

Christine Leurquin

Acting Chair,
5G Infrastructure Association

 

 

Carolina Lorenzon

Director, International Affairs,
Mediaset, Elettronica Industriale

 

 

Torstein Olsen

Director General,
Nkom

 

 

Peter Olson

Vice President & Head, European Affairs,
Ericsson

 

 

Wym de Rynck

‎Head, Regulatory Markets & Developments,
Proximus

 

 

Herbert Ungerer

Former Chairman, Board of appeal,
ACER
Former Deputy Director General,
DG Competition, European Commission

 

Michel Van Bellinghen

Chairman of the Council,
Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications

 

 

Jonas Wessel

Director, Spectrum Department, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority
Vice-Chairperson, Radio Spectrum Policy Group

 

 

Rita Wezenbeek

Head, Anti-Trust Telecommunications,
DG Competition, European Commission

 

 

Ben Wreschner

Head, Network & Economic Regulation,
Vodafone

 

 
 
 
 

Above you will find the slides used by Professors Bourreau, Cave, Feasey and Lemstra to present the findings of the two CERRE reports. 

Thursday 30 March 2017, 9.30-17.15,
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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