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Telecoms conference set to deal with liberalisation

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The deregulation of the telecommunication sector will create a more competitive and complex market place, according to industry experts. Organisers of the Telecoms World Middle East 2006 conference are aiming to tackle the challenges of deregulation and liberalisation at the event through the presentations of operator CEOs and top telecom strategists. The conference, organised by Terrapinn, is set to take place from December 10-13 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.

“State monopolies are preparing to become aggressive competitors in liberalized markets, and they are also just beginning to adapt to dealing with an independent regulatory body. This is going to affect their product and services strategies, their marketing strategies and will impose a cultural change within the monopolies’ working environments, putting their market power to the test,” said Edward Haines, conference director for Telecoms World Middle East, Terrapinn. “The conference agenda is researched locally, in order to dissect the key issues and challenges to maximum revenue generation and market penetration.”

The conference will delve into the impact of liberalisation and privatisation on the mobile market, in terms of how regulators can facilitate fair competition for new entrants.

The industry figures discussing this topic will include Carlos Riera, CEO, Kalaam Telecom, Michael Grenfell, partner, Norton Rose and Ineke Botter, CEO, Alfa Telecom.

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