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The third Annual European Spectrum Management conference

Business Conference - The third Annual European Spectrum Management conference
Business Conference

By : Forum Europe

Date : 2008

Location : Belgium / Brussels

PDF 320p Audio 11h 56m
Description :

Experienced thought-leaders in the spectrum debate cover the most relevant and topical issues.

Keywords :

Spectrum Issues, EU Telecoms , spectrum value, spectrum management, spectrum access, Technology Neutrality, WAPECS in 2.6 GHz, spectrum auctions, collective usage of spectrum.

Keywords inside documents :

spectrum ,mobile ,services ,digital ,telecom ,management ,wimax ,paristech ,pogorel ,broadband ,wireless ,gerard ,market ,dividend ,rights ,forum ,european ,public ,access ,auction

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.

Day 1 – Wednesday 25th June


09:00am - 09:15am Introduction from the conference chair
Prof. Gérard Pogorel, Professor of Economics, TELECOM ParisTech (ENST)

I. Spectrum Issues in the scope of the EU Telecoms Review

09.15am – 09:45am Keynote Presentation

Fabio Colasanti, Director General, Information Society & Media Directorate-General, European Commission

09:45am – 10:15am French assessment of the state of play of the negotiation in the Council

Emmanuel Gabla, Director, Information and Communications Technologies, French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment

10.15am – 10:45am Keynote Presentation – The Industry perspective


Philippe Defraigne, Director, Cullen International

10:45am - 11:05am Morning Break

11:05am – 12:30am Round table discussion: Developing a framework to ensure the continued value of spectrum for all users

- The impact of spectrum management reform

Streamlining the regulatory environment for the use of spectrum
- Best utilising spectrum to increase consumer benefits
Considering EU Competitiveness & the Lisbon Agenda

Catherine Trautmann MEP, Rapporteur for the Telecoms Review, European Parliament
John Doherty, Chairman, ComReg & Member of the IRG Board
Eric R. Stark, Associate Administrator for Policy Analysis and Development, U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Simon Wilson, Spectrum Policy Manager, Telefónica Europe
Colin Thomson, Director for Regulatory Engineering, Access Partnership

12:30pm - 01:40pm Lunch

II. Releasing the potential – developing best practices in managing and facilitating access to spectrum

Chair: Dr Dan Maldoon, Director, DotEcon

01.40pm – 02:10pm Assessing the value of spectrum

Amit Nagpal, Principal Consultant and Head of Mobile, Analysys Mason

i. Technology Neutrality in Practice - 2.6 GHz Auctions
Relative merits of market-led vs regulator-led approach to allocation of Spectrum
Should the spectrum be sold as ‘paired’ or ‘unpaired’ blocks?
Developing a neutrality model for the allocation of spectrum

02:10pm - 02:25pm WAPECS in 2.6 GHz

Farshid Ghasemzadeh, Expert in Radio Network RF Performance, Ericsson

02:25pm - 02:40pm Presentation

Tim Hewitt, Director of Regulatory and Spectrum Policy, WiMAX Forum

02:40pm - 03:30pm Panel Discussion

Farshid Ghasemzadeh, Expert in Radio Network RF Performance, Ericsson
Tim Hewitt, Director of Regulatory and Spectrum Policy, WiMAX Forum
Drs Kees Mulder, Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Partnerships, Smile Telecom International
Prof. William Webb, Head of R&D, OFCOM

03:30pm – 03:50pm General Discussion

03:50pm – 04:20pm Afternoon Break

ii. Primary Trading - Lessons that can be learnt from spectrum auctions that have occurred to date

04:20pm - 04:50pm What can be learnt from recent spectrum auctions that have taken place in Europe?

Erlend Fanebust, Senior Economist / Legal Associate, Simonsen Advokatfirma

04:50pm - 05:20pm Lessons from the FCC 700 MHz auction

Munira Jaffar, Director Global Strategy, LCC International

05:20pm – 05:30pm Final discussion & summary from moderator

05:30pm – 07:00pm Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Qualcomm)

Including presentations from Ruprecht Niepold, Councillor to the Director General on Spectrum Policy, European Commission
Dante Quaglione, Associate Director, NERA

Day 2 – Thursday 26th June

08:45am – 09:15am Morning Coffee

Chair: Janette Dobson, Principal Consultant, Analysys Mason
iii. Collective use of Spectrum

09:15am – 09:30am Presentation – Current trends in ‘collective usage’ of spectrum - what trends are being seen?

Chris Woolford, Director, Spectrum and International Policy, OFCOM

09:30am – 09:45am Presentation – Economic and technical case for collective use of spectrum

Simon Forge, Director, SCF Associates Ltd

09:45am – 10:30am Panel discussion – Developing an EU approach for collective use of spectrum

Developing a regulatory model to deal with interference and other potential problems

The implications of CUS for regulation
Does a CUS approach to spectrum management lead to increased spectrum efficiency?

Chris Woolford, Director, Spectrum and International Policy, Ofcom
Anne-Tuulia Leino, Head of Spectrum Regulation and ITU-R issues, Nokia Siemens Networks
Simon Forge, Director, SCF Associates Ltd
Reinhard Waehlen, Member, Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU

10:15am – 10:30am General Discussion

10:30am – 11:00am Morning Break

iv. Managing ‘refarming’ to ensure preservation of spectrum value

11:00am - 11:15am Presentation – the view from the EESC

Daniel Retureau, Member, Group II "Employees", FR, European Economic & Social Committee

11:15am – 12:00pm Panel Discussion – How can refarming best be managed to preserve spectrum value for all users?

Regulating spectrum trading and refarming at an EU and national level
The impact of refarming on the factor markets and the end user markets

Daniel Retureau, Member, Group II "Employees", FR, European Economic & Social Committee
Roberto Ercole, Director of Spectrum Regulation, GSMA
Richard Womersley, Executive Consultant, Helios Technology Ltd
Dr Cengiz Evci, Chief Frequency Officer, Alcatel-Lucent/Wireless Business Group

12:00pm – 12:15am General Discussion

12:15pm – 01:30pm Lunch

Chair: Martin Sims, Editor, PolicyTracker

III. Allocating the Digital Dividend
i. Staking a claim to the digital dividend: Who could use it – what services and demands?

01:30pm – 01:50pm The regulatory perspective

Gabrielle Gauthey, Commissioner, ARCEP

01:50pm – 02:10pm The digital dividend: an opportunity to deliver innovative broadband mobile applications to all – The example of wireless health and mobile-commerce services.

Don Jones, Vice President, Business Development, Qualcomm Inc

02:10pm – 02:30pm The broadcaster perspective

Catherine Smadja, Head of Special Projects, Policy and Strategy, BBC

02:30pm – 02:50pm How to move from debate to action...

Richard Feasey, Public Policy Director, Vodafone

02:50pm – 03:10pm Discussion with speakers from this session

03:10pm – 03:30pm Afternoon Break

ii. Maximising the potential of the Digital Dividend

03:30pm – 04:45pm Round Table Discussion

Coping with technical differences and how can these be clustered?
Minimising the amount of ‘wasted’ spectrum
To what extent can the allocation of the digital dividend be left to the free market?

Philippe Lefebvre, Principal Administrator, European Commission
Walid Sami, Senior Engineer, EBU
Dr. Nicolas Demassieux, President of Motorola France & Director of Broadband Wireless Research,Motorola
Matthew Conway, Director of Operations, Spectrum Policy Group, Ofcom
Laurent Zenou, Partner, Analysys Mason Group

04:45pm – 05:00pm Final Discussion and Summary from Conference Chair

Report, Presentation and audio from The third Annual European Spectrum Management conference

Company Description : Includes 16 presentations (PDF),3 workshops (PDF), 1 summary report (PDF - 4 pages) and 28 Audio files (MP3).

Product Type : Business Conference

Author : Various - Forum Europe

PDF 320p
Audio 11h 56m

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