Driving Future Transformation in Asia: Role of Telecom Policy, Regulation, Technology, and Managemen (International Confer)

Venue: Indian Institute of Management

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Event Date/Time: Nov 26, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jul 15, 2010
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The objectives of the conference are:

o To provide a special forum presenting and discussing research and development in telecom policy, regulation, technology and management, especially those related to Asia. Implication of convergence and broadband will be the focus area.
o To facilitate sharing research based knowledge amongst academician and practitioners in telecommunications and related areas
o To promote promising scholars.

Suggested topics (but not limited to) for the conference are:

National Broadband Policy and Outcome
• Adoption and diffusion of broadband
• New wireless technologies and their implication
• R & D in convergence, communication and broadband
• Cable TV opportunity

Spectrum and Technology
• The definition, specification, and enforcement of property rights in spectrum
• Models for auctions and trading
• Issues in spectrum refarming
• Strategic management of spectrum

Service Adoption, Social Networking and Societal Issues
• Access, interconnection, and unbundling in a converged world
• Adoption of new services
• Social networking and societal/policy implications
• Experience with new services in license-exempt and licensed bands
• Creating demand and awareness about broadband.
• Social and business implications of emerging technologies and regulations

• Competition and the factors that promote or retard competition
• Emergence of convergent regulatory bodies
• Regulatory challenges of New Generation Networks (NGN). Need for governments to create incentives for investment in NGN.
• Regulation of interconnection of IP and circuit-switched networks
• Pricing
• The implications of convergence for competition (including VoIP and IPTV)
• Multi-platform competition: policies and implications for prices and services
• Evolution of institutional arrangements, political economy and challenges to reform
• Experience of managing regulatory agencies
• Role of judicial processes and implications for scope of regulatory agencies

Universal Service
• Models, instruments and institutions for Universal Service
• Implications of emerging demographic contours for Universal Service
• Implications of convergence and broadband on Universal Service

Comparative Analysis
• Cross-national analysis of market performance for wireless services, regulation, adoption, spectrum management regimes

Other Topics
• Choice of the participant



Additional Information

About IITCOE IITCOE is one of the seven Centres of Telecom Centre of Excellence (TCOE) that have been set up in public-private partnership mode with funding support from various telecom operators in India and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), India. (www.tcoe.in). IITCOE has been set up at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) with support from Idea Cellular (One of the large mobile service providers in India) to focus on research, teaching, training and advice in the field of telecom policy, governance, regulation and management.