Ultrabroadband V - Seoul, Korea

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Ultrabroadband V: Contents and Applications

Seoul, Korea
October 9-10, 2008
COEX Conference Center - Rm 330, Seoul, Korea

Background and Motivation


  • Ultrabroadband is becoming a reality in many parts of the world due to growing market demand for high capacity contents and development of supporting technologies.
  • The UBB environment will create opportunities for new businesses such as IPTV and mobile broadband as well as challenges such as network investment and policy issues.
  • The Seoul meeting will be designed to find ways to maximize UBB potential and at the same time minimize the accompanying risks.  Special focus will be placed on contents and applications, which will serve as drivers for a successful UBB scenario.
  • Leading research in this subject will be presented in Seoul by distinguished academia, industry and government researchers and planners from the US, Europe and Asia.

Conference Program

10/9 (Thu)






Session 1: Technology and Service Applications


Opening & Congratulatory Remarks, Keynote Speech




Session 2: Market and Industry Structure


Coffee Break


Session 3: Business Models and Strategies


Welcome Dinner (organizers and speakers)

10/10 (Fri)




Session 4: Policy Models and Regulatory Issues


KT Media
Center Visit &
Lunch (organizers and speakers)

Session Details



Title of Presentation

1.Technology and Service Applications

Elias Aravantinos, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

5G as an Ultrabroadband In-Building Technology

Enami Kazumasa, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

The Key Application of UBB: Future Video Services

Seung-sik Yoon, UBIDUS

Utilization & Application Possibilities of UBB in Ubiquitous Computing Environment

Opening Remark

Jae-hong Yoon, KT

Congratulatory Remark

Do-Kyun Song, Korea Communications Commission

Keynote Speech

Eli Noam, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

2. Market and Industry Structure

Won-sik Kim, Telecommunications Technology Association

Standardization and Certification for UBB

James Larson, Korea Fulbright Commission

Critical Choices for Convergence in Korea

Suk-gwon Chang, Hanyang University

Broadband Convergence – Evolutionary Dynamics of Market Innovation

Raul Katz, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

The Road to Ultrabroadband Industry Structure: Natural Monopoly of Unnatural Oligopoly?

3. Business Models and Strategies

Min-soo Shin, Hanyang Universiy

Telco Strategy in the UBB Era

Hong-beom Jeon, KT

Media Convergences in Ultrabroadband

4. Policy Models and Regulatory Issues

Dae-ho Kim, Inha University

Impact of Value Chain Openness of the Media Industry in the UBB Environment

Romain Lestage, FT

Market Structure and Investment in the Telecommunications Sector: A New Model to Analyse Regulation Policies

Beong-geel Choi, KT

Network Neutrality: A 2-Sided Market Perspective