Presentation on theme: "Dr. Nicolae OACĂ Strategy Adviser to ANCOM President"— Presentation transcript:
1 CEE Regional Working Group - a cooperation project in Central and Eastern Europe Dr. Nicolae OACĂStrategy Adviser to ANCOM PresidentITU Regional Development Forum for Europe andSeminar for Europe and CIS, Warsaw, 7-9 May 2012
2 CEE Regional Working Group - a cooperation project in Central and Eastern Europe Starting pointsCEE Regional Working Group membersRegional projectFirst CEE RWG technical meeting - regional meeting on mobile communications spectrum coordinationNext steps
3 1. Starting points (1)The switchover process generated the need for closer cooperation between countries in the field of spectrum managementA history of good cooperation between our region regulatorsCountries in our region have simmilaritiesCooperation in the telecommunications sector - a regular topic on the agenda of many regulators in the region: scale economy, ...The need to address key issues that will influence our region in the futureA need to share best practices and exchange ideeas for the development of the telecommunication sector in our regionOpportunity = a regional online platform where the stakeholders (end-users, investors, consultants, international organisations, etc.) could have easy access to centralised information
4 1. Starting points (2)“The achieved level of regulation and analysis of electronic communications market”, INFOFEST, Budva, 28 Sept 2009ANCOM proposed a regional meeting dedicated to the digital dividend“ Digital Dividend - Challenges and Opportunities in the Region”, Bucharest, March 2010ANCOM proposed a regional approach on the digital dividend usage“South-East Europe Ministerial Summit on Digital Dividend” , Belgrade, June 2010ANCOM proposed a regional portal and a working group (at least one decision-making representative from each regulator). ANCOM offered to create and operate the portal and assist the working group. Proposal was included in the Summit press release.In 2011 spring, ANCOM invited regulatory bodies in our region to join the project. 12 regulatory bodies from 11 countries joined the projectCEE Regional Working Group starts working, consulting on cooperation rules, portal functionalities and content“Radio spectrum strategies”,Bucharest, 12 May 2011Kick-off CEERWG meeting, on cooperation rules, portal content and functionalities.ITU was present!
5 2. Working group members (1) CNFRANRCETINMHHAPEKANCOMHAKOMRAKRATELEKIPAECICTAAKEPMITN
6 2. Working group members (2) AKEP - Electronic and Postal Communications Authority, AlbaniaRAK - Communications Regulatory Agency, Bosnia and HerzegovinaHAKOM - Post and Electronic Communications Agency, CroatiaNMHH - National Media and Infocommunication Authority, HungaryAEC - Agency for Electronic Communications, MacedoniaCNFR – National Center for Radio Frequencies, Republic of MoldovaANRCETI – National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology, Republic of MoldovaEKIP - Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services, MontenegroANCOM - National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications, RomaniaRATEL - Republic Agency for Electronic Communications, Republic of SerbiaAKEP - Post and Electronic Communications Agency, Republic of SloveniaICTA - Information and Communication Technologies Authority, TurkeyMITN - Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, GreeceMTITC - Bulgaria
7 3. Regional project - www.CEERegionalWorkingGroup.net, the main tool - one-stop shop for information/regional overview on the telecommunications and regulation in Central and Eastern EuropeObjective- industry information from each country- calendar of switchover, tenders, events etc.- relevant documents: legislation, decisions, studies, statistics, reports etc.Content- industry/investors- consultants- international organisations (ITU, GSMA, ..)- EU bodies- end-usersTarget group
8 3. Regional project - the working group Make decisons on our regional portalProvide national relevant information to be uploaded on portalMutually agree to add new topics to the portal, other than digital dividendRepresent a forum/opportunity of know-how sharing and cooperation between the NRAsFaster/emergency communication channel among members for solving problemsDebate topics of interest for the region and, if necessary, agree on themCooperate with other similar regional groups or international bodies, for the interest of the regionCould coagulate a common regional approach on ....
9 4. www.CEERegionalWorkingGroup.net Steps taken (1) consultation on basic rulesKick-off meeting: agreement on portal content and functionalities, as well as cooperation rules - 12 May 2011Portal name established after on-line consultation - June 2011Portal name reserved and acquired - July 2011Developing an in-house version* of the portal, based on RWG agreement of 12 May, started in June 2011* In-house version allows experiments for preparing portal final versionUploading first documents on the portal by end of July 2011:Serbia - ASO process, Digital Tv progress, Digital Dividend, National StatisticsMontenegro - Digital Tv progress, National Statistics, National StrategyRomania - National StatisticsCroatia - ASO process, Digital Tv progress, Digital Dividend, National StatisticsSlovenia - Digital Tv progressMacedonia - ASO, Digital Tv progress, Digital DividendMoldova – Spectrum management
13 4. www.CEERegionalWorkingGroup.net CEE Regional Working Group (5)
14 4. www.CEERegionalWorkingGroup.net European Union (6)
15 4. www.CEERegionalWorkingGroup.net Other topics / ITU (7)
16 4. www.CEERegionalWorkingGroup.net Member Authorities/Countries (8)
17 5. First Regional Meeting on Mobile Communications Spectrum Coordination in Bucharest (1) Two days eventFirst day, 29 March 2012 – Discussions on spectrum coordination in our regionMeeting of the CEE Regional Working GroupLarger participation - besides the CEERWG members, invitation also sent to administrations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, UkraineGuest of honor Mr. François Rancy, Director BRDiscussions on spectrum coordination during three sessions:Plans for digital television and for the Digital Dividend band in our regionThe need to harmonise the 700/800 MHz and 2600 MHz BandsPreparing for a Regional Agreement on coordination of 700, 800 and 2600 MHz bands usageOther two sessions on:The most important decisions of WRC-12 and their impact on the development of mobile services (Agenda Item 1.17)Sharing experience in our region: overview of the “Looking to the future project”, a long term strategySecond day, 30 March Workshop on planning and organizing a spectrum auctionWorkshop provided by experts from NERA Consulting and Optimal AuctionsAmock spectrum auctionLarger teams to cover all auction aspects: economic, legal, IT, logistics, etc.Authorities from 11 countries attended the eventLarger teams - two to four membersVery high representation level:presidents, executive directors, board members, deputy directors, technical directors
18 5. First Regional Meeting on Mobile Communications Spectrum Coordination in Bucharest (2) Results:First day, 29 March 2012 – Discussions on spectrum coordination in our regionMeeting of the CEE Regional Working Group: formal admission of GreeceUnderstanding of present status in our region - ASO, DTv, DD band usage, LTE licensingFrançois Rancy, Director of BR, presented rationales for regional coordinationIn 3rd session “Preparing for a Regional Agreement on the Harmonisation of the 700, 800 and 2600 MHz bands usage”, one presented:principles (technical etc.) of regional agreements for 800MHz & 2600MHz bandstwo draft agreements on the regional coordination in 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands based on these principlesFew days latter, the two draft agreements were launched in consultationWRC-12 decisions and their impact on the development of mobile services - NMHHSharing experience in our region: HAKOM (Croatia) presented a very large participation project “Looking to the future project”, involving authorities, academia, operators, manufacturers and aiming at establishing a long term industry strategySecond day, 30 March Workshop on planning and organizing a spectrum auctionA full day workshop provided by experts from NERA Consulting (3) and Optimal AuctionsAn introduction in auctioning, rationale for an auction, types of spectrum auctionsHow to plan and organize a spectrum auctionParticipation in the mock auctionA very interactive workshop – a lot of discussions - Q&A
19 6. What next? Developing our regional portal Upload relevant info on the portal- upload relevant information on in-house version of the portal - started in July 2011- CEE RWG members: news, events, country relevant information ( , , , , )- relevant entities:- international organizations: ITU, GSMA, EU, CEPT, EBU, etc.- CEE RWG is inviting ITU to use its special page- CEERWG is also inviting GSM Association to use its special page- consultants, investment banks, ...- manufacturers,- other international entities are invited to upload information on our portal- transfer on the new portalUntil the launch of the new portal by the hired company, CEE RWG will use the existing in-house portal to upload relevant information, to make experiments, field trials, ...Public acquisition procedure for portal developmentContest documents - readyTender:Launch - first semester 2012Hiring portal developer - second semester 2012Portal development - second semester 2012More attention (efforts, resources, etc.) to accelerate portal development
20 6. What next? Promoting our Regional Project Road show to promote our Regional Project - make our project visible- started - May 2011, ITU event, Gyor, Hungary- continuing road show to present project status, attract new partners and discuss further actions- ITU-D Study Group 2, Geneva, Switzerland, 13 September 2011- SoftCOM 2011, Hvar, Croatia, 16 September discussions- Infofest 2011, Budva, Montenegro, 3-4 October 2011- bilateral discussion with AEC of Macedonia - support for regional project- Sub-Regional Workshop on Transition to Digital Broadcasting and Digital Dividend 6-7 October 2011, Belgrade, Serbia…..- Telecommunications and Media Forum, 22 March 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria- Bilateral meeting with HAKOM, Croatia - support for regional project- …..Encouraging CEERWG members’ participation to all of our regional events to discuss, to share opinions, experienceITU is supporting our initiativeIncrease our group
21 6. What next? Building Regional Group Actions for improving regional cooperation:coagulating our CEE Regional Working Groupaccelerate work and cooperation - sharing experience, ideas, etc.strengthening relations and building a teamRoad show to coagulate the Groupusefull for our regionTrying to anticipate region’ problems and their solutionsLast year, from discussions two ideas emerged:Experts meeting on preparing DD usage coordination in our region - need for coordinationTraining/workshop on planning and organizing a spectrum auction - need for auctioning expertiseRegional meeting was organized in late March 2012 in BucharestLTE bands (800MHz, 2600MHz) usage coordination in our regionConsultation of draft agreements for 800MHz & 2.6GHz bands usage coordinationLaunched in early April 2012Planned till end of June 2012Agreements could be signed, by most of the members, till year-end 2012A new regional meeting could be held in 2012 for signing agreementsCEE Regional Working Group is open to new partners in our region …Ukraine, Italy - at least for coordination of spectrum usageother …
22 Thank you for your time and attention! Nicolae Oacă, PhD, MBA
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