October 23, 2009

CITI's Annual State of Telecom Conference

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CITI's Annual Conference
on the

State of Telecom:
National Next-Generation Broadband Plans
Friday, 23 October 2009
Columbia University, New York

Countries around the world are undertaking ambitious and far-reaching national plans to deploy ubiquitous next-generation "UltraBroadband" (UBB) infrastructures based on fiber or next-generation wireless. Some plans are based on general upgrade goals and others are part of economic stimulus efforts.

National Broadband Plans exist, in some form, for a number of countries.  This year, CITI's "State of Telecom" conference will review a number of these national plans.


•    Larry Strickling, Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) (USA)

•    Matthias Kurth, President of the Federal Network Agency (Germany)

•    Bernard Benhamou, Head of the Interministerial Delegation on Internet Usage at the French Ministry of Research and State Secretariat for Digital Economy (France) 

•    Francisco Ros, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society (Spain)

•    Andrew J. Haire, Deputy Director General (Telecoms and Post) of the Infocomm Development Authority (Singapore)

•    Reinhard Wieck, Vice President - Economic Research & Media Regulation, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)

•    Carlos Lopez-Blanco, Director, International Office, Telefonica (Spain)

•    Mark Cooper,  Consumer Federation of America (USA)

•    Jonathan Liebenau, Reader-Technology Management - London School of Economics (UK)

•    Roland Montagne, Head of Broadband Practice - IDATE: "Emerging Broadband Market structure in the EU" (France)

•    Larry Spiwak, President - Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies  (USA)

•    Nico Grove, Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)

•    David Isenberg,, LLC (USA)

Additional speakers will be announced as they confirm their participation.

To read more about this program, click here.