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QITCOM 2011

QITCOM 2011


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Super-fast broadband for Qatar

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Mr. Julian Kersey, Regulatory Manager - Vodafone Qatar

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    • QITCOM 2011Vodafone Qatar
      Super-fastbroadbandfor Qatar
    • Who areVodafone Qatar?
      >Vodafone and Qatar Foundation (VQF) is the company formed by Vodafone Group and the Qatar Foundation – VQF owns 45 percent of Vodafone Qatar
      > Listed on the Doha Exchange
      > Mobile license in June 2008; Fixed license in April 2010
      >757,000 mobile customers = 26.7% market share
    • International experience in Fixed
      >5th largest provider of fixed broadband in Europe
      >5.4 million customers across 9 countries
      >Fixed businesses outside Europe in Turkey, Egypt, New Zealand, Ghana and Qatar.
    • Fibre initiatives we’re involved in
      MOU signed with TI and other players for Italian fibre NGN to cover 50% population. Ongoing negotiations on business plan, governance model, size of TI self-build carve-out and access conditions.
      QNBN company formed and work underway for FTTH roll-out.
      Vodafone Portugal and Optimus have granted reciprocal access to their FTTH networks covering 200K households each. Customer access/migration has begun.
      Vodafone / Telecom have won fibre-wireless tender for Govt. NZ$285m Rural Broadband Initiative.
      Vodafone heavily involved in NBN Co proposals (POI etc…) as potential access seeker. Bill has passed Parliament for A$43 bn roll-out (93% population by FTTH, 7% wireless and satellite).
    • Fixed altnets
      Mobile networks including incumbents
      Incumbent fixed networks
      Share of Free Cash Flow (Sep-05 to Sep-09)
      100%
      90%
      80%
      70%
      60%
      50%
      40%
      30%
      20%
      10%
      0%
      UK
      Ireland
      Italy
      Greece
      Germany
      France
      Netherlands
      Portugal
      Spain
      The time is right for QNBN
      Qatar has the opportunity to leapfrog a generation of copper access regulation – which has not created sustainable competition. Altnets generate 5% FCF and virtually all of this is through cable networks.
    • Open architecture drives competition
      WIK Consult’s recent modeling of different fibre architectures and wholesale models showed that:
      Networks that can be unbundled are superior to bitstream-only GPON in terms of consumer surplus and welfare
      P2P fibre and GPON over P2P showed greatest levels of consumer surplus and total welfare – QNBN design allows for both
    • Open architecture from the beginning
      > As there is currently limited FTTH rollout the QNBN project will mean that all fibre deployed in Qatar can be open.
      > Any legacy fibre not to QNBN standards will be upgraded or overbuilt.
      > The standardised approach will benefit all providers and give certainty to developers.
      > The QNBN also ensures a level playing field with access seekers purchasing access from QNBN on an equivalent basis.
    • A bold step towards the 2030 Vision
      Actively leverage ICT to support the realization of Qatar’s overall national development goals and position Qatar as a leading knowledge economy enabled by ICT by 2015.
      ictQATAR 2015 Vision
      A knowledge-based economy characterized by innovation; entrepreneurship; excellence in education; a world-class infrastructural backbone; the efficient delivery of public services; and transparent and accountable government.
      Qatar National Vision 2030
    • Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
      • QNBN Design
      • Governance
      • Medium and long term ownership
      • Regulatory Issues
      • RIOs
      • Copper switch-off
      • Prevent over-recovery of costs for incumbent
      • Ecosystem
      • Planning and rollout issues
      • Policy framework to drive uptake
      • International bandwidth
    • Shukran