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  1. A viewpoint from a private sector initiative: South Eastern Europe Telecommunication and Information Research Institute – I.N.A. Pantelis Angelidis

  2. Agenda • Orientation of INA • Activities of INA • Case Study Example

  3. Vision and Mission INA aspires to represent the reference point in Telecommunications of the broader region of S.E. Europe which will research, study and analyze using, appropriate scientiic methodologies, telecommunication market trends in the region, supporting State and Private ventures.

  4. A private Sector Initiative Federation of Industries of Northern Greece holds the presidency and 5% of I.N.A. The stakeholders of INA are nine of the biggest Greek origin companies that are active in Telecommunications and Informatics: I.N.A. foresees a broader shareholders base Negotiations with additional actors from other Southeastern Europe countries are already in progress OTE AE INTRASOFT AE INFO QUEST AEBE HELLASCOM AE SIEMENS AE ALTEC Β.ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ INTRACOM AE PANAFON AE FORTHNET AE

  5. Core Activities • Research and Analysis on the elements of the Telecommunication market in Southeastern Europe • Overview of the current Telecommunications Infrastructure in Southeastern Europe • Examination of the current demand on Telecommunication and Informatic services as well as estimation of future trends • Studies on behalf of local and interegional actors

  6. Core Activities • Identification of the investment opportunities on telecom services, products and equipement including software • Organization of workshops, congresses, scientific events and conferences on Telecommunication issues • Training of personnel and employees active on Telecommunications and Informatics in Southeastern Europe • Guidance and information on funding oppurtunities from the EU and other international bodies for the development of Telecommunications in Southeastern Europe • Assistance in allocating and managing financing for Telecommunication Projects

  7. Products and Services • Studies • Research work • On-line information system • Participation in EU programmes • Conferences and related activities • Humman and Electronic Network • Training

  8. Client Segmentation • State bodies and organizations in Hellas and abroad: • Ministries • Governmental Agencies • Public Services • Private Sector • Companies • Institutions • Individuals or entities active in the telecom industry • INA ‘s Shareholders • International Organizations • Research Institutes • Universities

  9. 4% 18% 26% 12% 23% 17% Studies EU packages EU projects Sponsorships Training Intl organizations (EBRD, EIB, IMF, DG, WB, ITU) Ι.Ν.Α. Projects

  10. Case Study Example 1/2 Realization of a humman and electronic network, within Southeastern Europe, supporting: • harmonization procedures • guidance • exchange of experiences • best - practice implementation • training • standardization assistance • consultation

  11. Case Study Example 2/2 S.E.E. Telecommunications Observatory A NFP facility supporting : • discussion fora • e-business activities support • on-line consultation • e-learning • dynamic e-content • e-alerting • electronic information

  12. Telecom Liberalization in the Balkans • Legislation in all countries should be a part of the broader EU Legislature that addresses the main issues of Liberalization: • Interconnection • Numbering • Local Loop Unbundling • Right of Way • Collocation • Licensing

  13. Legislation quidelines • Framework Directive (Art. 95) • Access & Interconnection Directive • Authorisation Directive • Universal Service and Usres’ Rights Directive • Data Protection Directive • Liberalisation Directive (Art. 86) • Spectrum Decision (Art. 95)

  14. Candidate countries have to demonstrate their readiness to join the EU Simple market entry Clear obligations or dominant palyers More competition Cheaper & faster Internet access Consumer rights Privacy protection Framework Authorisations Access & Interconnection Unbundled local loop Universal Service Data protection Flexibility Legal Certainty Technological Neutrality Minimum Required Regulation Harmonisation

  15. I.N.A. Contact Details F.I.N.G. Morihovou Sq. 1 GR - 54624 Thessaloniki GREECE Tel: ++30 31 554 684 Fax: ++30 31 541 933 e-mail address: Ch.Arvanitou@sbbe.gr contact person: Christina Arvanitou