6th Annual Telecommunications Forum

Venue: The Fairmont Château Laurier

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 30, 2009 End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 14, 2009
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This year we have again seen some significant developments unfold as government and industry alike try to grapple with the ongoing impact of digital technology on telecommunications, combined this time with a severe economic
recession. The outcome of the New Media hearings, the debate over fee-for-carriage of OTA signals and the hearings on Net Neutrality will all have far-reaching implications on how the future business of telecommunications will be conducted. One issue that has the potential to leave a lasting imprint is the question of whether the Broadcasting Act should apply to ISPs, which was referred to the Federal Court of Appeal for consideration.

Into this constantly changing environment we will see the launch of the three new wireless services announced last year as a result of the AWS spectrum auction. The prospect of competing with these new services is spurring considerable competitive activity among the existing wireless players as they jockey for the most favourable position in an effort to
retain their customers in the new environment these new services will bring.

All of these developments, together with the recent announcement by Industry Canada of a consultative process for the introduction of new copyright legislation mean that there will be a lot to discuss. This conference, produced by Insight will provide a lively forum to canvass this recent activity and the significant issues raised. As the only major
Canadian telecommunications conference scheduled for this fall, this will be an important forum for policy makers,
industry participants and their professional advisors to keep abreast of industry developments.