Mr. Julian Kersey's presentation at QITCOM 2011


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Super-fast broadband for Qatar

Mr. Julian Kersey, Regulatory Manager - Vodafone Qatar

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Mr. Julian Kersey's presentation at QITCOM 2011

  1. 1. QITCOM 2011Vodafone Qatar<br />Super-fastbroadbandfor Qatar<br />
  2. 2. Who areVodafone Qatar?<br />>Vodafone and Qatar Foundation (VQF) is the company formed by Vodafone Group and the Qatar Foundation – VQF owns 45 percent of Vodafone Qatar<br />> Listed on the Doha Exchange<br />> Mobile license in June 2008; Fixed license in April 2010<br />>757,000 mobile customers = 26.7% market share<br />
  3. 3. International experience in Fixed<br />>5th largest provider of fixed broadband in Europe<br />>5.4 million customers across 9 countries<br />>Fixed businesses outside Europe in Turkey, Egypt, New Zealand, Ghana and Qatar.<br />
  4. 4. Fibre initiatives we’re involved in<br />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.<br />QNBN company formed and work underway for FTTH roll-out. <br />Vodafone Portugal and Optimus have granted reciprocal access to their FTTH networks covering 200K households each. Customer access/migration has begun.<br />Vodafone / Telecom have won fibre-wireless tender for Govt. NZ$285m Rural Broadband Initiative.<br />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). <br />
  5. 5. Fixed altnets<br />Mobile networks including incumbents<br />Incumbent fixed networks<br />Share of Free Cash Flow (Sep-05 to Sep-09)<br />100%<br />90%<br />80%<br />70%<br />60%<br />50%<br />40%<br />30%<br />20%<br />10%<br />0%<br />UK<br />Ireland<br />Italy<br />Greece<br />Germany<br />France<br />Netherlands<br />Portugal<br />Spain<br />The time is right for QNBN <br />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. <br />
  6. 6. Open architecture drives competition<br />WIK Consult’s recent modeling of different fibre architectures and wholesale models showed that:<br />Networks that can be unbundled are superior to bitstream-only GPON in terms of consumer surplus and welfare<br />P2P fibre and GPON over P2P showed greatest levels of consumer surplus and total welfare – QNBN design allows for both<br />
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  8. 8. Open architecture from the beginning<br />> As there is currently limited FTTH rollout the QNBN project will mean that all fibre deployed in Qatar can be open.<br />> Any legacy fibre not to QNBN standards will be upgraded or overbuilt.<br />> The standardised approach will benefit all providers and give certainty to developers.<br />> The QNBN also ensures a level playing field with access seekers purchasing access from QNBN on an equivalent basis.<br />
  9. 9. A bold step towards the 2030 Vision<br />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.<br />ictQATAR 2015 Vision<br />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.<br />Qatar National Vision 2030<br />
  10. 10. Challenges and Opportunities Ahead<br /><ul><li>QNBN Design
  11. 11. Governance
  12. 12. Medium and long term ownership
  13. 13. Regulatory Issues
  14. 14. RIOs
  15. 15. Copper switch-off
  16. 16. Prevent over-recovery of costs for incumbent
  17. 17. Ecosystem
  18. 18. Planning and rollout issues
  19. 19. Policy framework to drive uptake
  20. 20. International bandwidth</li></li></ul><li>Shukran<br />