Issues on telecommunications Sector Presenter: Wangay DORJI

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Issues on telecommunications Sector Presenter: Wangay DORJI
1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
COUNTRY PAPER
For Network & Services Working Group
Presenter: TENZIN DORJI
BICMA, BHUTAN
Post Box 1072, Olakha, Babesa Express Road, Thimphu: Bhutan. E-mail: [email protected] URL: www.bicma.gov.bt , Tel: 321506, FAX: 326909
1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
AGENDA
1.
TELECOM MARKET OVERVIEW
2.
INITIATIVES TO ENSURE QUALITY MOBILE HAND
SETS
3.
INITIATIVES FOR NGN AND NGA
4.
ROAMING AND INTERNATIONAL TARIFFS
5.
RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION
Post Box 1072, Olakha, Babesa Express Road, Thimphu: Bhutan. E-mail: [email protected] URL: www.bicma.gov.bt , Tel: 321506, FAX: 326909
1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
TELECOM MARKET OVERVIEW
TWO MOBILE OPERATORS AND SEVEN ISPS
Trend in Fixed Telecom
Subscribers base
Trend in Mobile Subscribers
400000
35,000
350000
300000
25,000
No. of Subscribers
No. of Subscribers
30,000
20,000
15,000
250000
200000
150000
10,000
100000
5,000
50000
0
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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of
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0
2003
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2007
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2010
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
TELECOM MARKET OVERVIEW
Trend in Internet Subscribers growth
9,000
Internet Service
No. of Subscribers
GPRS/EDGE
18457
3G
1549
Broadband (ADSL)
6100
Lease Line
238
Dial Up
2115
8,000
No. of Subscribers
7,000
6,000
5,000
4,000
3,000
2,000
1,000
0
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
(end of
June)
Post Box 1072, Olakha, Babesa Express Road, Thimphu: Bhutan. E-mail: [email protected] URL: www.bicma.gov.bt , Tel: 321506, FAX: 326909
1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
ENSURING QUALITY MOBILE HAND SETS
PRESENT SCENARIO:
Actual number of users not known-No study done
Concerns raised BUT no solution yet
BICMA is exploring ways to curb such users
Banning Sale/Individual users
Type approval procedure under consideration
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
ENSURING QUALITY MOBILE HAND SETS
WAY FORWARD:
Education and Awareness among users
IMEI Regulation- Hacking of IMEI
EMC Standards/under TX/RX devices
ISSUES:
Porous border/free trade
Why and Who are the Users?
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
NGA AND NGN INITIATIVES IN BHUTAN
INITIATIVES TAKEN BY BHUTAN
Converged License initiated
Roll out of Fiber is underway-Fibre to the kerb/cabinet
Transition to digital broadcasting-initiated with the
assistance of ITU-Initial Phase
Tariff Order 2009-for leased lines and dark Fibre
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
NGA AND NGN INITIATIVES IN BHUTAN
INITIATIVES TAKEN BY BHUTAN
Universal communication Access by June 2011
-Roll out of USF for Infrastructure development
Power Company issued FBO License-to roll out fiber
faster
-USF also used
Infrastructure Sharing and Interconnection Framework
-Consultation Phase
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
ROAMING AND INTERNATIONAL TARIFFS
Roaming charges are left for the Operators to negotiate
with other parties involved
International Tariffs are fixed by Operators but approved
by BICMA
Expensive and studying ways to reduce
Recommendations of this group will be useful
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
CONSTRAINTS
Small Customer Base
Harsh Terrain and Mountainous
Scattered Population
Local Content and low literacy
No clear policy directives
No internal experts/human resource capacity
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATION
These are common issues that could be
solved with common efforts
Providing access is of no use if it is not
affordable
Lack of local content/applications
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1ST SATRC WORK GROUP MEETING ON NETWORK AND SERVICES
15-16 JULY 2010, COLOMBO, SRILANKA
TASHIDELEKH
&
THANK YOU!
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