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The 4th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference

Business Conference - The 4th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference
Business Conference

By : Forum Europe

Date : 2009

Location : Belgium / Brussels

PDF 115p Audio 12h 25m
Description :

The European Spectrum Management Conference was established as the must-attend event of the year for anybody involved in spectrum policy in both Europe and beyond.

Keywords :

radar band, spectrum management, spectrum strategy,whitespace, wireless broadband access, public sector spectrum, digital dividend, reallocation of spectrum, spectrum licensing

Keywords inside documents :

spectrum ,digital ,services ,public ,european ,dividend ,radio ,broadband ,mobile ,market ,europe ,management ,policy ,national ,economic ,spain ,czech ,espectro ,estado ,general

The European Spectrum Management Conference was established to discuss spectrum policy in both Europe and beyond. Issues covered this year include:

- Spectrum Strategy - where next for Europe?
- 2.6 Ghz auctions

- E
nsurin
g a more efficient use of public sector spectrum
- Maximising the social & economic value of the Digital Dividend
- The use of licence exempt devices in whitespace                    

Conference Rapporteur - Day 1 - Martin Cave, Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation, Warwick Business School
 

Day 1 – Tuesday 16th June


08.30am – 09.00am Coffee and Registration


09:00am - 09:15am Introduction from the Conference Rapporteur


Martin Cave, Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation, Warwick Business School
Chair for morning sessions: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS
I. Developing a Spectrum Strategy for Europe


09.15am – 09:45am Keynote Presentation – The view from the European Parliament


Catherine Trautmann MEP, Rapporteur for the Telecoms Review, European Parliament


09:45am – 10:15am Keynote Presentation – Priorities for tackling spectrum management issues during the forthcoming Swedish Presidency


Leif Zetterberg, State Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication


10:15am - 10:45am Morning Break
 

10:45am – 12:30am High level policy debate: What next? The future of spectrum strategy in Europe. How do the current developments regarding the EU Telecoms review affect the formulation of a spectrum strategy?


Ensuring co-ordination between member states and the avoidance of fragmentation
The individual and collective roles of national, EU and international institutions in the formulation of future spectrum policy

The strategic role of spectrum as a tool for economic recovery
Panellists: Daniel Pataki, Chairman, Radio Spectrum Policy Group
Catherine Trautmann MEP, Rapporteur for the Telecoms Review, European Parliament
Fabio Colasanti, Director General, DG InfoSoc, European Commission
Fabio Leite, Deputy Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU
José Ferrari Careto, Member of the Board, ANACOM


12:30pm - 01:45pm Lunch


Chair for afternoon sessions: J. Scott Marcus, Department Manager, WIK Consult


II. Developing a European approach for wireless broadband access


The award of 2.6Ghz spectrum
To what extent is 2.6GHz spectrum substitutable with 900GHz spectrum?
What is the full potential of 900GHz spectrum, and how can we ensure that it is released?
Managing ‘refarming’ to ensure preservation of spectrum value for all users
How can a coherent inter-relationship between bands be ensured?
The proposed revision of the GSM directive Allocation of C-Band spectrum


01:45pm – 03:00pm Panel Discussion

Panellists: Pearse O’Donohue, Head of Radio Spectrum Policy Unit, European Commission
Chris Woolford, Director, Spectrum and International Policy, Ofcom
Simon Wilson, Spectrum Policy Manager, Telefonica
Mark Hughes, Head of Regulatory Affairs, 3
Laurent Fournier, Europe Head of Global Business Development, Qualcomm
Ann Vandenbroucke, Coordinator of the Market Access, Regulatory & Frequency WG, ESOA


03:00pm – 03:30pm General Discussion and Q&A


03:30pm – 04:00pm Afternoon Break

III. Ensuring a more efficient use of public sector spectrum
Can the introduction of AIP (administered incentive pricing) for public sector use of spectrum provide a tool to incentivise users to optimise their use of spectrum? How would this work at European level?
Finding an appropriate balance between spectrum allocated for public, private and commercial activities Market-based mechanisms vs. Administrative Spectrum Management Can the radar band be re-planned to allow sharing with other users?
The use of public sector spectrum for backhaul services


04.00pm – 04.15pm Presentation
 

Martin Cave, Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation, Warwick Business School


04.15pm – 05.10pm Panel Discussion

Panellists:
Steve Jones, Ofcom Secondee, Ministry of Defence
John Mettrop, Deputy Manager of Surveillance and Spectrum Management, UK Civil Aviation Authority
George Petersen, Adviser, Agentschap Telecom
Janette Dobson, Manager, Analysys Mason Group
 

05:10pm – 05:25pm General Discussion and Q&A
 

05:25pm – 05:30pm Summary of Day 1 Proceedings by Conference Rapporteur


05:30pm – 07:00pm Cocktail Reception


With welcome addresses by:
Neeraj Srivastava, Director of Technology Policy, Dell
Pearse O’Donohue, Head of Radio Spectrum Policy Unit, European Commission
 

Day 2 – Wednesday 17th June


08:30am – 09:00am Morning Coffee


Conference Rapporteur - Day 2 - and chair for morning sessions: Gerard Pogorel, Professor of Economics, Independent Board Member, Open Access –Telecom Italia, Telecom ParisTech (ENST)


IV. Allocating the Digital Dividend


09:00am – 09:20am Presentation: Exploiting the digital dividend - a European approach

 

Amit Nagpal, Partner, Analysys Mason Group
 

09:20am – 09:50am Proposals for the reallocation of Spectrum in the UK


Kip Meek, Chairman, Ingenious Consulting Network (Independent Spectrum Broker appointed for the UK Government)


09:50am – 10:10am CASE STUDY – Spain


Angel Díez de Frutos, Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade


10:10am – 10:30am CASE STUDY – Czech Republic


Petr Zeman, Deputy Director, Department of International Relations, Czech
Telecommunication Office


10:30am – 10:45am General discussion with this morning’s speakers
 

10:45am – 11:10pm Morning Break
 

ii. Panel Discussion: What role can the digital dividend play in driving economic
growth across Europe?
The potential uses of the digital dividend and the social and economic value of each Using the digital dividend to create competition and innovation
Short term possible benefits of the digital dividend – can it be used to help find a solution to the current economic crisis?
The potential value of digital dividend spectrum for rural communities


11:10am – 12:10pm Panel Discussion


Panellists:
Adam Denton, Head of Regulatory Affairs, GSM Association
Elena Puigrefagut, Senior Engineer, EBU
Philippe Lefebvre, Principal Administrator, European Commission
Alfred Mutinelli, Spectrum Policy Manager, T-Mobile (on behalf of the ETNO Frequency Management Working Group)


12:10pm – 12:30am General Discussion and Q&A


12:30pm – 01:45pm Lunch


Chair for afternoon sessions: Philip Bates, Manager, Analysys Mason Group
V. Use of Licence exempt devices in whitespace - Should the US model be transferred to Europe?

What are the differences between the US and Europe when considering the regulation & use of whitespace?
Should the EU be looking to follow the US model, or is there an opportunity for Europe to become a leader in the use of whitespace?
How much whitespace could be made available?
Do the potential economic benefits outweigh the risks?
What standards and parameters need to be implemented to ensure the protection of broadcasters and the PMSE industry?


01:45pm – 02:05pm Presentation


William Webb, Head of Research & Development, Ofcom

02:05pm – 02:25pm Presentation

Dr Peter Olanders, Research Manager, Ericsson

02:25pm - 03:10pm Panel Discussion with presentation speakers, and
Alan March, Business Development Specialist, Sennheiser UK

Neeraj Srivastava, Director of Technology Policy, Dell


03:10pm – 03:30pm General Discussion and Q&A
 

03:30pm – 03:45pm Afternoon Break

VI. Implementing a framework & instruments for flexible and efficient spectrum licensing & allocation

To what extent is it necessary to extend harmonisation when rights are issued?
Preventing anticompetitive spectrum hoarding and financial speculation
Balancing the spectrum requirements of new users or technologies with the need to preserve the rights of existing licence holders
 

03:45pm – 04:00pm Presentation

Hans Joachim Hofbauer, BNetzA
 

04:00pm – 05:00pm Panel Discussion

 

Richard Marsden, Managing Consultant, DotEcon Ltd
Darrin Mylet, Founder, Spectru-Station
Cécil Ameil, Senior Manager, European Affairs, SES
Tim Hewitt, Director, Regulatory and Spectrum Policy, WiMAX Forum.


05:00pm – 05:25pm General Discussion and Q&A


05:25pm – 05:30pm Final Discussion and Summary from Conference Rapporteur


05:30pm End of Conference

Audio, presentation and report from The 4th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference

Company Description : Includes 14 presentations, 1 report (PDF) and 31 audio files (MP3).

Product Type : Business Conference

Author : Various - Forum Europe

PDF 115p
Audio 12h 25m

Languages : English

Organizer : Forum Europe

Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference organizer for the European public and private sectors, focusing on key policy directives and legislation emanating from the EU political institutions. With more than 20 years experience of producing events in Brussels, They have established a reputation for their ability to react early to critical policy developments, deliver events that are thoroughly planned and expertly executed, and create working relationships which are constructive and long-term. Forum Europe is the trading name of 'Epsilon Events Ltd' - a limited company, registered in England and Wale