A lot of countries are interested in having telecom operators share infrastructure. Some are concerned that capital costs are a barrier to competition. Others believe that sharing might result in lower prices. What are the real effects of sharing? Why is it that some operators willingly share infrastructure, but others do not?
Please join Next Practices Live as I talk with Dr. Scott Wallsten and Dr. Johannes Bauer about this very issue. Scott is President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He was the economics director for the FCC's National Broadband Plan, served as an economist for The World Bank, and as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Johannes is a Professor and Director of the James H. and Mary B. Quello Center for Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University. He is a frequent contributor to PURC training programs and internationally known as a leading scholar in telecommunications policy and regulation.
I will interview Scott and Johannes beginning at 10:00 am US Eastern Time on Thursday, June 25. I will ask them questions for 20 minutes and then we will take written questions from all of you for 20 minutes. The last 20 minutes will be for you to share your experiences and get input from your colleagues around the world.
We will present this session utilizing an online Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer with your computer audio. A webcam is not required. If using your tablet or smart phone, you will want to download the Zoom app in advance. We are limited to 300 connections for this presentation, so don’t delay registering. If you cannot join Live, the presentation will be archived here in video and audio formats.
This will be the first of two Next Practices Live sessions on infrastructure sharing. The second will feature regulators that are developing or implementing sharing regulations.