Media Teleconference: Author of New Report To Discuss How Proposed Regulation Would Restrict Global Internet Growth in Asian Countries

GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire — Please join economist, Dr. Michael Kende, co-Head of the Regulatory Sector at Analysys Mason, on Thursday, September 13 at 02:00 UTC to discuss the findings of his recently released paper, which examines the spectacular increase in Internet deployment using mobile broadband throughout the entire world, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Dr. Kende, joined by Ambassador David Gross, will assess new proposals to regulate the global Internet and their impact on countries in Asia.

Media Teleconference: Internet Global Growth: Lessons for the Future

Speakers: Dr. Michael Kende, co-Head of the Regulatory Sector, Analysys Mason
Amb. David Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein

Time: Thursday, September 13 at 02:00 UTC, 07:30 IST, 10:00 WITA

International Toll: +1 719-457-2081

Regional Number: For country specific dial-in information, please see below.

Passcode: 9970242

RSVP: media@analysysmason.com

The report, “Internet Global Growth: Lessons for the Future,” reveals that reliance on commercially negotiated interconnection arrangements has been the foundation for the growth of Internet traffic through developed countries in Asia and Europe, and more recently, developing countries. The report provides evidence showing the current Internet model effectively promotes Internet growth globally, and warns that restrictive regulations could impede growth. Dr. Kende credits private investment and innovation for the progress, but cautions that regulatory overhaul could halt this growth.

To RSVP or for more information about the call, please email media@analysysmason.com. To view a copy of Dr. Kende’s report, visit http://www.analysysmason.com/internet-global-growth-lessons-for-the-future. For more information on Analysys Mason, visit http://www.analysysmason.com/.

About Dr. Michael Kende, Ph.D
Michael Kende is the co-Head of the Regulatory Sector at Analysys Mason. Dr. Kende is an economist by training, with a Ph.D. from MIT. At Analysys Mason, Kende has worked with operators and regulators in six continents, providing advice on a variety of Internet issues. He has worked on projects relating to Internet backbone interconnection, spectrum assignments, broadband deployment, Voice over IP and IPTV. His clients have included the World Bank, the IDA in Singapore, OSIPTEL in Peru, and the European Union.

About Ambassador David Gross
David A. Gross, former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State, is chair of Wiley Rein’s International Telecommunications Practice. One of the world’s foremost experts on international telecommunications, he has addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and has led delegations to many major international telecommunication conferences.

Country specific dial-ins:

Australia: 1 800 094 765
China, Northern Region: 10 800 712 0046
China, Southern Region: 10 800 120 0046
Hong Kong: 800 968 103
India: 000 800 1007 369
Indonesia: 001 803 017 1058
Japan: 00531 12 0057
Korea, Republic Of: 007 981 480 043 71
Malaysia: 1 800 812 409
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Philippines: 1 800 111 010 33
Singapore: 800 120 3236
Taiwan: 00 801 126 795
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CONTACT: Kate Brown, +44 (0) 207 395 9057, media@analysysmason.com

SOURCE:  Analysys Mason

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