25 October 2013
Dr. Soeren Grabowski, principal and head of the Communications, Media & Technology Practice of A.T. Kearney Russia, presented at the Vedomosti V Annual Conference on “Antimonopoly Regulation in Russia,” held in Moscow on October 25. Dr. Grabowski was the speaker for the session dedicated to “Competition Development in the Telecommunications Market.”
The Russian telecommunications sector has reached a new level of competitiveness with companies vying for resources, clients, and partnerships with leading players. At the same time as the regulatory environment and telecom operator business models are changing, the number of players is multiplying. These developments have a direct impact on the sector, altering the market landscape and the nature of consumers’ demands.
The speakers of this session included Dmitry Rutenberg, head of the Department for Control over Transport and Communications, Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, Gulnara Khasyanova, CEO, LTE Union, Oksana Pankratova, research director, Advanced Communication & Media, Dmitry Petrov, head of GR, Megafon, and Denis Sverdlov, advisor, Ministry of Communications, the Russian Federation. The following topics were explored in a roundtable discussion:
Frequency spectrum as a strategic asset in the competitive struggle.
Classic communications operators and over-the-top content players: Is it possible to create equitable conditions for competition?
Impact of new regulations on competition in the content services market
New developments in EU regulations and their impact on the Russian telecommunications market
About the Conference
The conference “Antimonopoly Regulation in Russia” is a key event for legislative and judiciary representatives, corporations, leading lawyers, and economists to discuss the current state of antimonopoly politics and the need to align antimonopoly legislation with the highest international standards. More information about the Conference is available here.