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ETNO/ITU Workshop: Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) - Preparations for WCIT 2012

ETNO, in co-operation with the ITU, held a workshop entitled ‘Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) - Preparations for WCIT 2012’ that gathered a range of high level industry speakers from across the globe, including speakers from the ITU, ISOC, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, Ambassador David Gross and US Ambassador to the EU, William Kennard.

The workshop focused on the revision of the International Rules for Telecommunications (ITRs) in view of the World Conference in International Telecommunications held in Dubai in December 2012.

Programme:

 

1. Welcome and Introduction (9.15-9.45am)
 
Didier Bellens, Belgacom CEO 
Luigi Gambardella, ETNO Board Chairman
Malcolm Johnson, ITU Director

2. Setting the Scene (9.45am-10.30pm)

Richard Hill, ITU, Secretary CWG-WCIT12
Manuel da Costa Cabral,  CEPT Chairman for WCIT preparation, Anacom
Robert Madelin,  European Commission DG INFSO Director-General

3. Industry Perspectives (10.30-11.30am)

[Moderator: Karim Lesina, Executive Director Government Affairs, AT&T]

Carlos Lopez Blanco, Director of the International Office, Telefónica
Walter McCormick, CEO US Telecom 
Tom Wilson, CEO Samena
Isabelle Mauro,  GSMA Head of International Affairs 
Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
Rob Middlehurst, Vice President Regulatory Policy, Etisalat Group

                       *** Coffee Break: 11.30-11.50am ***

4. Open Discussion in Preparation for WCIT 2012 (11.50am-1pm)

 [Moderator: Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications]

William Kennard,  US Ambassador to the EU 
Jan Malinowski, Head of the Information Society Department, Council of Europe
Ambassador David Gross, Wiley Rein
Naser Ahmed Eidha Al Rashedi, Manager of ITU Affairs, UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Sally Wentworth, Regional Bureau Director for N. America/Public Policy, ISOC
Dominique Wurges, Orange, ETNO Special Rapporteur to the ITU

5. Closing Remarks (1pm-1.15pm)

Malcolm Johnson, ITU Director
Daniel Pataki, ETNO Director

                             

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  • Proximus
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Lattelecom
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Orange
  • OTE
  • Portugal Telecom
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
  • TDF
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Telekom Austria
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Orange Polska
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • BT
  • BH Telecom
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • POST Group

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