Internet economy

Workshop on Broadband: agenda


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Chairs: Michael TIGER (Chair TISP, morning), Richard SIMPSON (Chair WPIE, afternoon)

9:30 - 9:40 Opening: Welcome and aims of the Workshop: Chair and OECD Secretariat

  • What is broadband and why is it important?
  • Drivers and inhibitors

    The situation in different countries:
  • Kind and extent of broadband rollout
  • Provision to different users

9:40- 9:55 Deok-rae LIM (pdf), Managing Director, Korea Telecom, Korea. Key factors behind the success of broadband diffusion: Case of Korea Telecom.

9:55 - 10:10 Richard SIMPSON (pdf), Director General, Electronic Commerce Branch, Canada. Canada's Broadband Strategy: The Report of the National Broadband Task Force.

10:10 - 10:25 Shinichiro SAKATA (pdf), Deputy Director General for Information and Communications Policy, Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, Japan. Promotion of comprehensive IT policy, including establishment and promotion of the use of the ultra high-speed network infrastructure.

10:25 - 10:40 Christian BERG (pdf), Special Advisor, National Telecom Agency, Denmark. Developing broadband infrastructure in Denmark.

10:40 - 11:15 Discussion

  • Access prices and impacts on uptake and universal service
  • Infrastructure policy issues

11:35 - 11:50 Paolo VIGEVANO (pdf), Head, Task Force on Broadband, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Italy.

11:50 - 12:05 Wanda Walker JANSEN (pdf), Director, European Government Affairs, Verizon. Infrastructure supply.

12:05 - 12:20 Matthew IVIS (pdf), Policy Analyst, Canadian Chamber of Commerce/Canadian Council for International Business. The Demand Side of Broadband Deployment: The Importance of SMEs.

12:20 - 13:00 Discussion

  • Use by different kinds of businesses and households
  • Development and use of new applications

14:30 - 14:50 Don ABELSON (pdf), Federal Communications Commission, US. Broadband monitoring, the Federal view.

14:50 - 15:05 Dag ANDERSEN (pdf), Head of Division, Norwegian Gallup, Norway. How Norway deals with broadband and digital divide issues and likely challenges.

15:05 - 15:20 Jeremy BEALE (pdf), Head, e-Business Group, Directorate for International Competitiveness, CBI, UK. Improving productivity and competitiveness: migration paths to broadband service development

15:20 - 16:00 Discussion

  • Business access (e.g. SMEs, remote and rural business)
  • Socio-economic issues (different groups of individuals, households, workers)
  • Skills and education

16:20 - 16:35 Graham WALKER (pdf), Assistant Director Market Development, UK. Broadband diffusion policy.

16:35 - 16:50 Su-Guen RYU (pdf), Director, Informatisation Infrastructure Division, Informatisation Planning Office, Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea. Broadband network policies in rural areas.

16:50 - 17:05 Jean-Charles BOURDIER (pdf), Director of Development, Républicain Lorrain, France. Broadband networks, new content, new uses, new services.

17:05 - 17:20 Jan STUMPEL (pdf), Senior Policy Advisor, ICT Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands. Drivers and bottlenecks for broadband diffusion.

17:20 - 17:45 Discussion

17:45 - 18:00 Summary and implications for further work ( Richard SIMPSON, Chair and OECD Secretariat)