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Author of New Study To Discuss How Proposed Regulation Would Restrict Internet Growth in European Countries and Globally

September 11, 2012, 12:00 UTC+3

Dr. Kende will assess new proposals to regulate the global Internet and their impact on countries in Europe

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GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Please join economist, Dr. Michael Kende, co-Head of the Regulatory Sector at Analysys Mason, on Thursday, September 13 at 13:30 UTC to discuss the findings of his recently released paper, which examines the spectacular increase in Internet deployment using mobile broadband throughout the entire world, largely due to the investment and build out of operators, including a number of leading European providers. Dr. Kende, joined by Ambassador David Gross, will assess new proposals to regulate the global Internet and their impact on countries in Europe.

Conference Call: Internet Global Growth: Lessons for the Future

Speakers: Dr. Michael Kende, co-Head of the Regulatory Sector, Analysys Mason
Amb. David Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein

Time: Thursday, September 13 at 13:30 UTC, 15:30 CEST

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The report, "Internet Global Growth: Lessons for the Future," discusses how Europe has been central to the migration of Internet traffic and the increase in Internet users globally. As Europe providers began to build out their network and Internet Exchange Points, Dr. Kende noted, it created a shift in bandwidth which helped localize traffic in Africa to further reduce latency and costs. While in 1999, 70% of bandwidth from Africa went to the U.S., by 2011 this had fallen to just a few percent, and nearly 90% went to Europe. European operators are also instrumental to the increase in capacity to Africa and build out of local mobile broadband networks.

Further, the report provides evidence showing current Internet model effectively promotes Internet growth worldwide, and warns that restrictive regulations could impede further development. Dr. Kende credits private investment and innovation for the progress, but cautions that regulatory overhaul will halt this growth.

To RSVP or for more information about the call, please email To view a copy of Dr. Kende's report, visit


About Dr. Michael Kende, Ph.D

Michael Kende is the co-Head of the Regulatory Sector at Analysys Mason. Dr. Kende is an economist by training, with a Ph.D. from MIT. At Analysys Mason, Kende has worked with operators and regulators in six continents, providing advice on a variety of Internet issues. He has worked on projects relating to Internet backbone interconnection, spectrum assignments, broadband deployment, Voice over IP and IPTV. His clients have included the World Bank, the IDA in Singapore, OSIPTEL in Peru, and the European Union.

About Ambassador David Gross

David A. Gross, former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State, is chair of Wiley Rein's International Telecommunications Practice. One of the world's foremost experts on international telecommunications, he has addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and has led delegations to many major international telecommunication conferences.

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