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Workshops, Roundtables & Industry Briefings (Afternoon)

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Sunday, 18 January 2015
Time: 15.30–17.00

15.30–17.00
APNIC Roundtable: Demystifying the IANA Stewardship Transition - Where Are We Now?

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In March 2014, the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions to the Internet community.

Discussion on how this transition will take place has captured the imaginations of many in the Internet community worldwide as an assembled Coordination Group of global experts now seeks to guide the development of a transition plan.

In some quarters, the transition has been branded as "handing over control of the Internet". But in reality, what exactly is being transferred, and what does this all mean?

This session will explore the IANA stewardship transition, from the basics of the IANA function and how it fits in with ICANN, to the implications for network operators, businesses, governments and Internet users, look forward to how the process is likely to progress, and answer your questions to demystify what can appear as a complex proposition.

Moderator

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Manager, Japan Pacific ICT Centre, University of the South Pacific
Fiji

Panelists

David Conrad

David Conrad

CTO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Jun  Murai

Jun Murai

Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Japan

John Sweeting

John Sweeting

Senior Director, Network Architecture & Engineering, Time Warner Cable
USA

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

15.30–17.00
Pacific Islands Workshop: Joining the Networked Planet - Policy Challenges for Pacific Small Island States

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We are not yet a truly ‘networked planet’ as there are population still waiting for access, trapped in the slow lane or even worse – not connected at all. In 2015 in the Pacific, ‘off network” is the reality for many small populations, and even some national capitals are stuck firmly in the slow lane – consider an entire country connected to the global network over a 4Mbps link. Efforts being made to address these gaps like reducing constraints on international connectivity through donor-funded submarine cables as those recently commissioned in Tonga and Vanuatu, and similar efforts in Palau and Federated States of Micronesia. Countries are being provided assistance to liberalise markets and introduce broadband services to complement improvements to international connectivity. Technology is also playing its part with advances in spot-beam satellite technology and innovative applications. However, not all problems can be solved by donors and technology. In addition to the first-world challenges of e-Government, e-commerce and the desire to foster innovation, Pacific Island Countries face many more basic policy challenges.

This panel will explore these issues and discuss how Pacific regulators and policy makers are responding to the challenge. Under severe resource constraints, Pacific small island states cannot simply adopt the standard approaches of regulators in more developed economies. They must be innovative, and their approaches contain lessons for all regulators.

Moderator

Kisione Finau

Kisione Finau

Director, ICT, University of the South Pacific
Fiji

Panelists

Natasha Beschorner

Natasha Beschorner

Senior ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank
Singapore

Ron Box

Ron Box

Regulator, Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR)
Vanuatu

Donnie DeFreitas

Donnie DeFreitas

ICT Regulatory Consultant, Office of the Regulator
Samoa

Shivnesh Prasad

Shivnesh Prasad

Director, Communications, Department of Communications, Government of Fiji
Fiji

15.30–17.00
Research Workshop: Adoption

This panel will explore the factors driving consumer adoption of and affecting consumer preferences for todays’ most in-demand information and communication technologies. The panel will present research that focuses on factors affecting adoption rates in both the video and smartphone/mobile broadband markets.

Moderator

Laura Hosman

Laura Hosman

Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University
USA

Presenters

Junghwan Kim

Junghwan Kim

Manager, NAVER
Republic of Korea

Sobee Shinohara

Sobee Shinohara

Doctoral Student, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
Japan

Panel Data Analysis of the Factors of Mobile Broadband Adoption in Selected Countries: Focusing on Smartphones

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  • TATA Communications
  • Infinera
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • Redcom
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Telstra
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Sparkle Telecom Italia
  • PCCW Global
  • Equinix
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  • Ciena
  • China Telecom
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  • TATA Communications
  • Infinera
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • Redcom
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Telstra
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Sparkle Telecom Italia
  • PCCW Global
  • Equinix
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  • Ciena
  • China Telecom
  • Digital Realty
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  • Global Cloud Xchange
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