Maximizing citizens' benefits; debate on an appropriate telecommunications regulatory regime abu saeed khan

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Maximizing citizens' benefits; debate on an appropriate telecommunications regulatory regime abu saeed khan

  1. 1. Maximizing Citizens Benefits; Debate on anappropriate Telecommunications Regulatory Regime Abu Saeed Khan Secretary General AMTOB
  2. 2. A great shift has happened The greater shift is happening •PSTN took 125 years to get 1 billion users •It took mobile 10 years to get 1st billion •More than 5 billion mobile users•Redefining digital divide: Ubiquitous voice and text is a reality Ubiquity of broadband is yet to happen
  3. 3. Broadband simplified• Broadband service has become a utility, like electricity, gas, water, telephone, or cable.• The average consumer has no interest in how many gallons per minute his water service can deliver. The water either works, or it doesn’t.• Ditto for electricity, gas, and so on. We care mightily when any of these fails, including broadband service.• But as long as it stays on, and more or less meets our needs, the technical details are of little concern. Mitchell Lazarus, Fletcher Heald & Hildreth. April 17, 2011
  4. 4. APAC (w/o Japan) mobile data• Grew 189% in 2010. Will grow 33x in 2015.• Average mobile connection generated 31 MB monthly data traffic in 2010. – Will generate 606 MB of data traffic in 2015.• Mobile video traffic will grow 41x from 2010 to 2015.• Video will be 63% of mobile data traffic in 2015, compared to 51% at the end of 2010.Cisco VNI Forecast Highlights, June 2011
  5. 5. But…..
  6. 6. Reduce poverty by 50% Brazil did it in 2008!
  7. 7. Internet = Telecommunications“The Internet is not a humanitarian project, it’s a business” - Grant van Rooyen, SVP, Level 3 Communications

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