Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.




                                                              GSR 08: Sessio...
What is IPTV and Mobile TV?

                    IPTV                                               Mobile TV

  Ability t...
What Issues and Challenges are Presented
          by IPTV and Mobile TV?
                    Classification



          ...
Classification of IPTV and Mobile TV

              IPTV                                                              Mobi...
What Licensing Requirements are Imposed
         on IPTV and Mobile TV?
• Does the regulatory framework require such servi...
Does the Legal and Institutional Framework
Facilitate the Deployment of these Services?

      – Are there market entry ba...
Does the Institutional and Legal Framework
   Facilitate the Deployment of these Services?

      – Are there foreign owne...
Thank you!
                                                     janet@tmgtelecom.com
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  1. 1. Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. GSR 08: Session 7 IPTV and Mobile TV Janet Hernandez Telecommunications Management Group (TMG), Inc., United States ENSURING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUCCESS AROUND THE WORLD Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
  2. 2. What is IPTV and Mobile TV? IPTV Mobile TV Ability to offer aavariety of video Ability to offer variety of video Ability to offer video services via aa Ability to offer video services via and interactive services over an and interactive services over an cellular network (i.e., 2G or 3G cellular network (i.e., 2G or 3G IP platform, typically viewed by IP platform, typically viewed by networks) or aaone-way dedicated networks) or one-way dedicated the consumer via aatelevision the consumer via television broadcast network broadcast network Potential Services: Potential Services: –– Live television channels Live television channels –– Video on Demand (e.g., movies) Video on Demand (e.g., movies) –– Pay-per-view live events (e.g., football) Pay-per-view live events (e.g., football) –– Radio stations Radio stations –– IPTV --Personal video recorder (viewer can watch IPTV Personal video recorder (viewer can watch programming at time and manner of own choosing) programming at time and manner of own choosing) –– Mobile TV ––multimedia functions ––camera, video Mobile TV multimedia functions camera, video recorder, music player recorder, music player Pattaya, Thailand GSR Discussion Paper on 2 11-13 March 2008 IPTV and Mobile TV Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
  3. 3. What Issues and Challenges are Presented by IPTV and Mobile TV? Classification Licensing Existing Frameworks Institutional Frameworks Pattaya, Thailand GSR Discussion Paper on 3 11-13 March 2008 IPTV and Mobile TV Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
  4. 4. Classification of IPTV and Mobile TV IPTV Mobile TV Broadcasting, telecom or Broadcasting, telecom or information services? information services? Should aatechnology neutral Should technology neutral Should broadcasting regulations Should broadcasting regulations approach be followed - - approach be followed be modified to include IPTV be modified to include IPTV services regulated the same, services regulated the same, and mobile TV? and mobile TV? regardless of the platform or regardless of the platform or device? device? Should regulatory classification Should regulatory classification Should services be exempt Should services be exempt be based on control and be based on control and from regulation or subject to from regulation or subject to interactivity? interactivity? less regulation until market less regulation until market develops? develops? Pattaya, Thailand GSR Discussion Paper on 4 11-13 March 2008 IPTV and Mobile TV Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
  5. 5. What Licensing Requirements are Imposed on IPTV and Mobile TV? • Does the regulatory framework require such services to be subject to licensing? – Different approaches • License requirement may vary based on service being offered (e.g., live television or video-on-demand) • Licensing IPTV as a pay television service (e.g., Hong Kong) • Creating a new category of licenses for such services (e.g., South Korea, Pakistan) • Requiring a provider to obtain broadcasting and telecom licenses (e.g., Pakistan, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore) • Allowing provision of IPTV or mobile TV if operator already holds carrier license Pattaya, Thailand GSR Discussion Paper on 5 11-13 March 2008 IPTV and Mobile TV Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
  6. 6. Does the Legal and Institutional Framework Facilitate the Deployment of these Services? – Are there market entry barriers on incumbent telecom providers that impede their ability to provide video services (e.g., cross-ownership and joint provision restrictions)? – Does it make sense to apply existing regulations, such as access obligations, to incumbent providers? Pattaya, Thailand GSR Discussion Paper on 6 11-13 March 2008 IPTV and Mobile TV Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
  7. 7. Does the Institutional and Legal Framework Facilitate the Deployment of these Services? – Are there foreign ownership restrictions that impede investment in such services (e.g., different foreign ownership caps on telecommunications companies versus broadcasters)? – Should all content regulations applicable to broadcasters be imposed on such providers? – Are providers under the jurisdiction of different government authorities and subject to different requirements? Pattaya, Thailand GSR Discussion Paper on 7 11-13 March 2008 IPTV and Mobile TV Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
  8. 8. Thank you! janet@tmgtelecom.com Janet Hernandez Senior Vice-President Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 710 Arlington, VA 22209, USA +1.703.224.1501 www.tmgtelecom.com ENSURING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUCCESS AROUND THE WORLD www.itu.int/gsr08 Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.

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