This seminar is the third in a series of forward-looking seminars to explore the likely ICT policy issues that Europe will need to address over the coming decade, the intention being to help define the next Digital Agenda for Europe. Following seminars on the implications of a hyperconnected society, and future content and services, this meeting will consider the future communications infrastructure in Europe. With digital communications now of crucial importance for the EU economy and society, the seminar will explore future communications infrastructure needs, architectures, investment requirements, regulation and spectrum aspects.
Key topics include:
- How will demand evolve in the future?: rising consumption, access on the move, greater resilience and reliability, etc.
- How will the market evolve?: technology advances, business models, consolidation and new players, etc.
- What investment will be required and how should this be encouraged?
- Competition and regulation: how can regulation adapt to encourage investment while ensuring competition? Do we need to rethink regulatory asymmetry between telcos and OTT players?