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ITU/GISFI Joint Event & Eleventh GISFI Standardization Series Meetings from 17-20 December 2012
Bangalore, India


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Preliminary Programme

ITU/GISFI Joint Event:

Bridging the Standardization Gap - Sustainable Rural Communications
Eleventh GISFI Standardisation Series Meeting


Hosted by: HUAWEI, India

17 - 20 December, 2012


Venue: The Oberoi 37-39, M.G Road; Bangalore- 560 001; India
Contact person for room booking based on special rates:

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Monday, December 17, 2012


THEME: Sustainable Rural Communications



09:00 - 10:30

Opening ITU/GISFI Conference and 11th GISFI Standardisation Series Meeting

Welcome: ????????????????????????? Gilbert Millicent Nathan, PR Director, Huawei, India

Introduction: Ramjee Prasad, Founding Chairman, GISFI
Malcolm Johnson, Director TSB, ITU-T
International Guest: Akio Motai, President of YRP R&D PC, Japan
Keynote Speaker: A Sethuraman, Executive Director, Huawei Telecommunications India

Inaugural Speaker: Shri R. K. Arnold, Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Chief Guest: Shri I.S.N. Prasad, Principal Secretary to Government, ??Dept. of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka

Wrap Up & Vote of Thanks: T.R. Dua, Vice Chairman, GISFI


Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 1: Sustainable Broadband Communications
Due to an increasing political awareness of the importance of ICT for development, not least due to the explosive expansion of the mobile phone networks, rural areas are getting more attention also regarding broadband infrastructure. This session will examine the main challenges faced by telcos to bring broadband to rural areas and discuss what is meant by the concept of sustainable broadband communications. The example of India will be examined.
Moderator: ??Debu Nayak, Huawei, India
Speaker 1: ????Krishna Sirohi, I2TB-SPPL , India
Speaker 2:??? ?Sustainable Rural Communication - New Approach to Green Telecom, ?
??????????????????????? Tilak Raj Dua, Vice Chairman, GISFI, India

12:35 – 12:55

Special Talk: N K Goyal, Chairman, Computer and Communication Manufacturer Association of India (CMAI) on Demystifying Rural Communication: Much Talk Less Achieved.



14:00 - 16:00

Session 2: Sustainable Broadband Communications: International Perspective

Moderator: Anand R. Prasad, NEC, Japan
Speaker 1: David J. Martin, CCDB and CESG,UK
Speaker 2: ?????? Seth Newberry and Eshwar Pittampalli, OMA, USA
Speaker 3 : ?????? Venkat Rayapati, SAI Technology, USA


Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Session 3: Tutorial on ITU Activities on ICT, Environment and Climate Change
Moderator : ?Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5 : Environment and Climate Change
?This session will discuss the standardization work which is taking place in ITU in the area of ICT, environment and climate change.
Speaker 1: ITU-T Methodologies to assess the environmental impact of ICT, Kevin Houston, Carbon Masters, Member of the independent expert panel advising the European Commission ?on ICT standardization
Speaker 2: ITU-T Study Group 5 Activities on Climate Change, Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5


18:00 - 18:30

Summary of Key Points Discussed
Speaker: Kirit Kumar Lathia, CTIF, Denmark

19:30 - 23:00

Cocktail Reception + Gala Dinner HOSTED BY HUAWEI
Chief Guest: Mr Thomas Li Li, HUAWEI, China

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


THEME: Sustainable Rural Communications


Inaugural Speaker:?? ???Broadband for Masses – way forward, Dr. Surendra Pal, President (IETE) & Former Associate Director, ISRO

09:00 - 11:00

Session 4: Bridging the Standardization Gap and Standards Education
The objective of this session is to present ITU-T’s programme on Bridging the Standardization Gap and examine the role that academia can play in standards education and bridging the standardization gap.

Moderator: Balamuralidhar P., TCS, India
Speaker 1: Knud Erik Skouby, CTIF-Copenhagen, AAU, Denmark
Speaker 2: Bridging Standardization Gap (BSG) ?Program, Toby Johnson, Senior Communications Officer, TSB, ITU
Speaker 3: Neeli Prasad, CTIF-USA, USA
Speaker 4:????????? Spectrum for mobile broadband wireless access, Colin Langtry, ?????Chief Study Group Department, BR, ITU


Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30

Session 5: Standardisation Challenges for Indian Indigenous companies
The objective is to give a view on what standardization challenges are being faced by Indian-based ICT companies and how to strengthen their impact
Moderator: P.K. Garg, Member, Radio Regulations Board, ITU; Former Wireless? Advisor, Government of India, Spectrum requirement for broadband

Speaker 1: Mahbubul Alam, CISCO, USA

Speaker 2: Sudhir Dixit, Director, Hewlett Packard Laboratories India, ?Bangalore, India

12:30 – 13:00

Special Talk Shri Anil Kaushal, Sr. DDG, Telecommunication Engineering Centre, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

?13:00 – 13:30

Conclusion: ?Ramjee Prasad

13:30 - 14:30


DAY 2 Afternoon

THEME: GISFI Standardisation Series meeting #11

14:30 - 15:45

Session 1: GISFI Standardisation Series Discussions?
Topic: Security and Privacy?
Chair: ?????????????????? Anand R. Prasad, NEC
Vice Chair: ????????? Debu Nayak, Huawei
Secretary: ????????? Balwant Sharma, BIT, Noida

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30

Session 1: Standardisation Series Discussions
Topic : Security and Privacy (contd.)


Session 2: Standardisation Series Discussions
Topic: Cloud Service Oriented Network (CSeON)
Chair: ?????????????????? Parag Pruthi, NIKSUN
Vice Chair: ????????? Niranth Amogh, Huawei


Dinner Hosted by Huawei

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


THEME: GISFI Standardisation Series meeting #11

09:00 - 10:00

Session 3: GISFI Standardisation Series Discussions
Topic: Green ICT
Chair: ?????????????????? Arvind Mathur, CISCO??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????? ??????????????Vice Chair: ????????? Basavaraj Hooli, Individual member

Special Contribution: Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

Session 3: GISFI Standardisation Series Discussions
Topic: Green ICT (contd.)

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:30

Session 4: Standardisation Series Discussions
Topic : Internet of Things
Chair: ?????????????????? Balamuralidhar P., TCS
Vice Chair: ????????? Mini Vasudevan, Ericsson

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:30

Session 5: Standardisation Series Discussions
Topic: Special Interest Group?
Chair: ?????????????????? Debu Nayak, Huawei
Vice Chair: ????????? Ashutosh Dutta, NIKSUN and Ajay Ranjan Mishra, NSN

19:00 - 23:00

Dinner Hosted by Huawei

Thursday, December 20, 2012


THEME: GISFI Standardisation Series meeting #11


Session 6:?Standardisation Series Discussions?
Topic : Future Radio Network
Chair: ?????????????????? Rakesh Agrawal, VNL
Vice Chair: ????????? Mini Vasudevan, Ericsson


Coffee Break


Session 7:?Standardisation Series Discussions?
Topic : Spectrum?
Chair: ?????????????????? Pawan K. Garg, Member, Radio Regulations Board, ITU; Former ????????????????????????????????????Wireless ?Advisor, Government of India
Vice Chair: ????????? Tilak Raj Dua, GISFI?
Secretary: ????????? Sanjay Kumar, BIT Mesra


Closing Plenary:?Krishna Sirohi
Conclusions and Action Points
Ramjee Prasad and Tilak Raj Dua, GISFI





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