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Industry Briefings 2

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Sunday, 18 January 2015
Location: Nautilus 2
Time: 13.30–15.00

A series of short presentations by various speakers and organizations on various topics and technologies.

1330 - 1350: Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT Sector Reforms
Presenter:
Davender Jain, Executive Director, Eze Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia

1350 – 1410: Social Network or Open Network? WebRTC, Identity, Federation and the Next Waves in the Global IP Communications Ocean.
Presenter:
Hugh Goldstein, VP, Strategic Alliances, Voxbone, USA

1410 - 1430: Security Strategies for Service Providers
Presenter:
Glen Gerhard, VP, Product Management, Sansay, USA

1430 – 1450: 
Spectrum Below 6 Ghz: The ITU’s “Peak Oil” Crisis?
Presenter:
Bob Horton, Consultant, Horton Consulting, Australia

Moderator

Jagadish Rao

Jagadish Rao

Chairman, Worldwide Jurors, Intelligent Community Forum

13.30–13.50
Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT Sector Reforms

I have been lately involved in Fiji as a World Bank Consultant in the reform of the ICT sector. My assignment included regulatory impact assessment and setting up a web based monitoring and evaluation system to monitor and evaluate the impact of the reform on the industry players as well as on the community, including benefits flowing to sectors such as agriculture, tourism, education, health etc. as a result of the reforms.

Major outputs of my study were:

- Assessment of the impact on the ICT Companies and the community of the reforms carried out in the ICT Sector; - Design and implementation of a web based Monitoring and Evaluation System to monitor the performance of the Companies providing services in the ICT Sector in Fiji;
- The above system to also monitor and evaluate the benefits to the community in Fiji and
- A Strengths Weakness Opportunities and Threats analysis of the newly created Telecom Authority of Fiji.

My paper will be dealing with the process/methodology used, results as well as the lessons learnt. This I believe could be of significant benefits to other countries of the region.

Presenter

Davender Jain

Davender Jain

Executive Director, Eze Solutions Pty Ltd
Australia

Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT Sector Reforms

13.50–14.10
Social Network or Open Network? WebRTC, Identity, Federation and the Next Waves in the Global IP Communications Ocean

From the beginnings of commercial IP Communication, over the top (OTT) services have enabled unprecedented levels of global and cheap telecommunication. However while consumers and business people alike have enjoyed free and unlimited digital communication, the software running underneath the hood has been for profit and proprietary in nature. These OTT frameworks have been enormously successful by offering simple-to-use tools that scaled and offered standardization. Telephone numbers, proprietary service handles, IP & email addresses all served as identifiers for different types of popular telecommunications services. ENUM was first developed to map one type of identifier (the telephone number) to IP addresses for consumers but only achieved acceptance among voice carriers as a wholesale enabler. Now, consumers have increasingly consigned their identity to their preferred social networks. The social network is already becoming simply THE network, for everything from asynchronous status and picture sharing to voice and video. If large enough this can be useful without interoperability with other networks encouraging monopolies. These social networks are regulated by governments and financial markets. It costs nothing to use, except your soul.

Another wave in this fluid market is the "Open Network". The Open network is defined by open source software and tools like WebRTC that will put advanced voice, video and data communication into browsers. Identity on the Open Network will be abstracted as people connect anonymously and via encrypted connections through dynamic webpages. The Open network will have its biggest impact in the developing world and emerging economies, much as mobile telephony rapidly transformed nations from marginal to full tele-density. But how will people address one another, and who will pay, and how much, for this mode of communication that is inherently less attractive to advertisers? How will these networks connect with each other, with those of corporations, and with existing voice networks across national borders?

This industry briefing will explore the evolving trends of Social vs. Open Networks from a social, political and business perspective and postulate positions of global voice carriers, mobile operators, data network providers, regulators, and other market participants.

Presenter

Hugh Goldstein

Hugh Goldstein

VP, Strategic Alliances, Voxbone
USA

14.10–14.30
Security Strategies for Service Providers

As more general purpose computers become communication endpoints the risk factors change for service providers. WebRTC, Skype and Lync create a new environment for hackers to utilize for a variety of purposes. In addition to protecting their own network functionality service providers are faced with securing IPBXs and endpoints that are not on their own premises and not under their control. The increased number of attack surfaces means that service providers have to adapt their security strategies to maintain network uptime and to protect users from theft of information or services. Simply defending against DDOS attacks is not enough in today's distributed and feature rich communication environment.

This paper analyzes all the attack surfaces along the modern communication path and provides a view of how best to protect the service and devices from attackers. Each layer of the communication path is analyzed from the user and the carrier's perspective for a risk assessment and effective countermeasures.

Presenter

Glen Gerhard

Glen Gerhard

VP, Product Management, Sansay
USA

Security Strategies for Service Providers

14.30–14.50
Spectrum Below 6 Ghz: The ITU’s “Peak Oil” Crisis?

Session write-up will be available shortly.

Presenter

Bob Horton

Bob Horton

Consultant, Horton Consulting
Australia

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  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Zayo
  • Suboptic
  • Shaw Business
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • TATA Communications
  • Infinera
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • Redcom
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Telstra
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Sparkle Telecom Italia
  • PCCW Global
  • Equinix
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  • Zayo
  • Suboptic
  • Shaw Business
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • TATA Communications
  • Infinera
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • Redcom
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Telstra
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Sparkle Telecom Italia
  • PCCW Global
  • Equinix
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Ciena
  • China Telecom
  • Digital Realty
  • Vodafone
  • Global Cloud Xchange
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