The State of Telecom — 2010

Matching Supply and Demand for the Next Generation of Broadband

Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI)

Featuring a Trans-Atlantic Dialog co-organized with IDATE (France)

Co-Sponsored by the International Telecommunications Society

October 15, 2010

Columbia Business School
301 Uris Hall
New York, NY

Video and other high-bandwidth applications have reached the internet in mass and may inundate its underlying infrastructure. What "Next Generation" broadband internet is needed beyond current broadband? How can it be assured? What are its investment economics and policy concerns? Will the next-generation internet be fundamentally different? Some of the issues are:

  • Is there a business case for major capacity increase? Will private investment be sufficient? How do investors view the tasks ahead?
  • What policy concerns lie ahead beyond those familiar to the present generation of broadband?
  • To align supply with demand, what kind of throttling and similar network management techniques and demand-suppression are possible, which are acceptable, and under what rules and regulations?
  • What is the outlook in Europe and Asia?
  • What have been lessons about future demand from trials around the world?
  • Can the centrifugalism of the internet be contained, and if so, how?




AGENDA

8:30 — 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 WELCOME - Eli Noam, Director of CITI; Yves Gassot, CEO of IDATE

9:15 NEXT GEN (ULTRA BROADBAND) DEMAND

  • Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco
  • Yves Gassot, CEO, IDATE
  • Stephane Dufour, Executive Member in charge of Strategy and Innovation, Swisscom
  • Erik Bohlin, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology & Chair, ITS

Moderator: Robert Atkinson

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 CASE STUDIES ON NEXT GEN (ULTRA BROADBAND) SUPPLY
Panel 1

  • Michel Guite, Owner, Vermont Telephone
  • Richard S. Whitt, Senior Policy Director, Google
  • Lorenzo Pupillo, Executive Director - Public & Economic Affairs, Telecom Italia
  • Kazuhiro Gomi, President & CEO, NTT America

Moderator: Heather Hudson

Panel 2

  • Karl-Heinz Neumann Managing Director, WIK, Germany
  • Steve Teplitz, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Time Warner Cable
  • Tae-Yol Yoo, Vice President, Korea Telecom
  • Link Hoewing, Vice President - Internet and Technology Policy, Verizon

12:30 LUNCH

1:45 TOOLS TO OPTIMIZE USE OF CURRENT SUPPLY

  • Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia
  • Nicholas Karter, Senior Director, Qualcomm
    Richard Feasey,Public Policy Director, Vodafone Group
  • Reinhard Wieck, Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom, Washington D.C.
  • Phong Le, Vice President, Strategic Finance, NII Holdings
  • Arnold Picot, Prof. Institut für Information, Organisation und Management, Munich School of Management

Moderator: Raul Katz

3:00 Refreshment Break

3:15 GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES TO INCREASE SUPPLY

  • Matthias Kurth, President, Network Regulatory Agency (Germany)
  • Gabrielle Gauthey, EVP Public Affairs, Alcatel-Lucent, former member of ARCEP (France)
  • Phoebe Yang, Senior Advisor to the FCC Chairman on Broadband
  • Susan Crawford, Professor, Cardozo Law School, former Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

4:15 INVESTMENT COMMUNITY'S SENTIMENT

  • Simon Flannery, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • John Hodulik, Telecom and Cable Analyst, UBS
  • Craig Moffett, VP & Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co
  • Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, Computer & Information Science and Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Dan Reingold, Project Director for Telecom Finance, CITI

5:20 WRAP-UP

5:30 WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION