Experts from public and private sectors, from around the world and across the ICT ecosystem have their say on key industry issues at ITU Telecom World.
If you’re interested in finding out more, check out analysis of key findings in the Outcomes report.
The real value is in the services, not the competition, because competition is easier to achieve in businesses or in densely populated areas, but in rural areas, forget it.
Subsidize the users, not the network
The network we’re dealing with today is not the network that we had yesterday. We’re dealing with an IP-based network, the skill sets involved are very different.
Speed or bandwidth in context of broadband is no longer a helpful model for thinking about this product or service.
We are applying thought processes from a circuit type world and inventing new words like bandwidth so we can use the old familiar thought processes in an inappropriate way in this new world.
Broadband is becoming a form of critical national infrastructure. The whole of society is reorganizing around the assumed existence of broadband…. Telecoms isn’t just about creating a profit for shareholders. It is about creating a digital society – and when we do that, there is an implicit social contract
I believe we are in front of radical change in the industry, and most of us completely underestimate the impact.
Networks are something that carriers take very personally
Lots of applications are being done in different parts of the world, lots of trials being done. Full scale virtualization will be a journey, probably by 2018 there’ll be a lot of scale deployment.
There is no better time for enterprise and OEMs to invest in connected objects.
The ubiquity of the mobile service really changes the equation for sharing spectrum.
IPTV is going to drive a lot of traffic, a lot of downstream traffic, and the models for regulatory and financial compensation are not yet well suited to make that adaptation or adjustment.
The core principle, that regulations should try to protect the consumers.. and then we encourage the consumers to have knowledge of it, in advance of technology, and at the same time, we encourage the operators to have social responsibility. And if we have problems, we will be prepared for the dispute setup mechanism.
We are dealing with regulators for telecommunication, but there’s no content regulator and content is the king.
Read more quotesConvergence of regulation, once done, it has to match with an objective which is the development and the growth of our society because regulating for the sake of regulating without benefits, to us, is meaningless.