Broadband Regulation and Ecosystem William Fagan Doha 25 May 2011
Elements of Ecosystem Investment Physical elements- network and spectrum Services and ‘content’ Market- suppliers and customers Regulatory and legal framework Other ‘external’ elements including international connectivity and indoor wiring National Economic Objectives
Issues Surrounding Ecosystem Who can or will or should invest ? ‘Build it and they shall come’ Supply versus demand profiling Market development What will customers buy – connectivity or content or both? Are there any ‘killer apps’ that will make the make the market succeed?
Issues for Regulation and Ecosystem Can ‘good regulation’ help to achieve a successful ecosystem? Can ‘bad regulation’ prevent the growth of a successful ecosystem? Elements of ‘good regulation’ – regulatory forbearance - Ex ante- Ex post elements- ensuring available capacity as regards spectrum and fixed elements Should Governments get involved and in what circumstances and in what respects – such as in the event of a ‘market failure’ in achieving national economic objectives ?
Any Other Issues? 10 minute presentations Discussion Panel Questions from audience