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Sessions at Interconnection and Termination Rates on Wednesday 21st September

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  • Examining the regulation of termination rates across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

    by Nezih Dincbudak

    - Understanding the effects that lower termination rates will have in different regions on the:
    Incumbent
    Market entrants
    Market challengers

    Establishing how different operators are developing strategies to manage the impact of lower termination rates
    Assessing how to manage the effects that lower termination rates are likely to have on call traffic across:
    Mobile to mobile
    Mobile to fixed
    Fixed to mobile
    Fixed to fixed
    Predicting the future for termination rates

    At 9:10am to 9:40am, Wednesday 21st September

  • Discussing how regulators and operators can effectively work together to ensure a smooth transition to lower termination rates

    by Romano Righetti

    - Determining when regulators should implement new policies based on the EC recommendations

    - Understanding if and how regulators across different countries can collaborate to ensure that termination rates are similar

    - Establishing how regulators can find the optimal balance between protecting consumers and encouraging network investment

    - Determining how to develop and introduce a glide path approach to lowering termination rates to minimise the impact on operators

    - Understanding how regulators can encourage operators to invest in Next Generation Networks when it could eliminate termination rates completely

    At 9:40am to 10:10am, Wednesday 21st September

  • Analysing and minimising the effects of lower termination rates on existing operator business models

    by Tayfun Cataltepe

    - Analysing the effect of lower termination rates on the amount of traffic generated and, in turn, the investment required to deliver services
    - Quantifying the effects of lower termination rates on Turkcell’s profitability and revenue growth
    - Understanding the regulator’s role and responsibility in managing termination rates:
    Transparency
    Stakeholder views
    Market analysis

    - Assessing whether and how lower termination rates should be passed on to the customer
    Analysing the AMPU and ARPU effect

    -Discussing how lower termination rates can hinder growth in the industry and raise the entry barriers, especially for MNVOs:
    Determining how MVNOs can overcome this

    At 2:20pm to 2:50pm, Wednesday 21st September

  • Understanding how Telekom Slovenije are developing strategies to compensate for reduced termination revenues

    by Tomaž Tomsic

    Understanding how Telekom Slovenije are developing strategies to compensate for reduced termination revenues and to increase customer ARPU

    - Assessing whether and how lower termination rates should be passed on to the customer

    - Forecasting the effects that lowering prices will have on the amount of traffic generated and, in turn, on the investment required to deliver services

    - Determining whether to stop subsidising handsets for pay monthly customers to replace the revenue no longer being generated by termination rates

    - Evaluating different strategies for increasing customer ARPU to compensate for reduced termination revenues:
    Introducing flat rate tariffs at higher prices
    Offering bundled services at higher prices
    Introducing longer customer contracts to prolong the customer lifetime

    - Assessing whether to develop and sell your own applications as an alternative revenue stream to recover the costs lost from lower termination rates

    - Determining how to fund future network investment when termination rates have previously contributed towards it

    At 3:10pm to 3:40pm, Wednesday 21st September