The Next Generation Telecommunications Conference 2008
From Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 08:30
To Thursday, 16 October 2008 - 17:30
BSG Chairman Kip Meek Will be providing a keynote speech at the Next Generation Telecommunications Conference 2008, taking place at La Chatelain All Suite Hotel, Brussels. Underlying developments in Next Generation Network infrastructure and terminal technology and reductions in transport service pricing have stimulated demand for broadband connectivity for both fixed and wireless services, and have rapidly increased media consumption by consumers. This conference will discuss these fundamental changes that are shaping both the telecoms and media landscape. Day 1 focuses on the regulatory aspects and developing a framework that allows players to maximise the huge potential that NGNs offer. By examining the various regulatory tools that are available, it will look at best practices in developing an investment friendly environment whilst maintaining a level playing field, and will assess the changing face of regulation by looking at convergence and asking how long separate regulation of infrastructure and content can persist. Day 2 moves on to look at the changing telecoms landscape that is being brought about by NGNs. It will review new service concepts that are being enabled, assess the changing economics that govern this world, consider the benefits those changes will bring to society, and assess the likely futures of both existing players and new entrants.