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About the Organisers & Partners

We are extremely grateful to all the support from our event partners and sponsors.
Details on the event organisers, sponsors and other partners can be found below.

If you are interested in becoming involved in next year's event then please contact Tom Chinnock on tom.chinnock@forum-europe.com / +44 (0)2920 783 025.

 

Event organiser

Forum Europe

Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com

Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and governments alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.

The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and our strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.

You can find out more about us by going to www.forum-europe.com

Platinum sponsors

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent www.alcatel-lucent.com

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.

Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, recognition for the company’s continued addition to its world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance.  In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

 

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com and follow the Company on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

Coleago Consulting Ltd

Coleago Consulting Ltd www.coleago.co.uk

Coleago Consulting is a specialist telecoms strategy consulting firm advising operators and regulators around the globe. Coleago is recognised within the industry as one of the leading specialists in spectrum strategy, valuation and auction support. Coleago’s team of spectrum specialists has delivered more than 40 spectrum valuation and auction bid strategy projects around the world. Our regulatory and spectrum related projects include spectrum and technology strategy, advice on Administered Incentive Pricing options as well as reports for regulators and NGOs such as “Best Practice in Spectrum Renewal and Pricing” for the World Bank.

The European Satellite Operators' Association

The European Satellite Operators' Association www.esoa.net

ESOA is a non-profit European organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of European satellite operators. The Association is the reference point for the European satellite operators industry and today represents the interests of 10 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe.

Huawei

Huawei www.huawei.com

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com

Gold sponsors

Lemay-Yates Associates

Lemay-Yates Associates www.lya.com

LEMAY-YATES ASSOCIATES INC. (LYA®), founded in 1993, is a leading independent research and management-consulting firm. We bring a unique ability to integrate market, technical, network, economic, regulatory, licensing and investment analyses across the blurring lines of mobile-telecom-cable, as well as the carriage-content, in a competitive environment that is increasingly dynamic, complex and risky. 

LYA®’s independently developed Combinatorial Clock Auction (CCA) Game Simulator provides for conducting live mock auctions for spectrum licenses as well as a robotic simulation of game outcomes. This provides for testing of the impacts of different rules and their implementation as well as developing bidding tactics in a realistic setting, including looking at how bidders are incented to bid honestly. Multiple bidders can bid “against” a set of robots or against each other.

LYA® is a recognized expert in mobile and fixed spectrum with background ranging from public policy development to licensing and spectrum auctions. LYA® has developed a methodology to forecast carrier spectrum needs, for different business strategies and considering specifics of bands, technologies, services and deployment criteria.

 

Our spectrum auction-related services include preparation and development of strategy, license and business case valuation, assessment of bidding strategies and tactics, and hands-on bid room support during auctions. We also offer pre-auction management training and spectrum strategy seminars, as well as tracking tools for use during bidding.

LYA®’s c-Ahead® strategic research program provides timely, accurate and actionable insight about your customers and competitors. LYA® has been valuing spectrum-based businesses and tracking auction valuations for mobile and fixed spectrum since 1995, including c-Ahead® Reports on Spectrum pricing worldwide.

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions www.motorolasolutions.com

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our media center or subscribe to our news feed.

Qualcomm

Qualcomm www.qualcomm.com

Qualcomm is the driving force behind the growth and progress of the global wireless industry. It is the world’s leader in patents and other intellectual property that provide the technological basis for the global wireless communications industry. That goes for existing 3G (third-generation) technology that makes wireless Internet data as well as voice transmissions practical around the world. It also applies to next-generation, 4G technology, which delivers an even more enhanced and seamless user experience.
 
In addition to licensing its intellectual property to more than 170 companies worldwide, Qualcomm also manufactures highly sophisticated chips that are the engines of some of the most advanced wireless handsets and devices on the market. The company is the driver behind the very latest next-generation devices, which combine mobile communications, computing, and consumer electronics, that are now coming to market.

SES

SES www.ses.com

SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide.

 

We own and operate a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites that are complemented by a network of teleports and offices located around the globe. This far-reaching infrastructure enables our customers to reach 99% of the world’s population and places SES at the heart of the global communications chain.

 

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks.

Silver sponsors

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason www.analysysmason.com/

Analysys Mason is a trusted adviser on telecoms, technology and media. We work with our clients, including operators, regulators and end users, to:

•design winning strategies that deliver measurable results
•make informed decisions based on market intelligence and analytical rigour
•develop innovative propositions to gain competitive advantage
•implement operational solutions to improve business efficiency.

We work extensively in the fields of spectrum management and spectrum auctions, including detailed analysis of radio spectrum value, award strategy, auction support, technology co-existence and interference analysis.
 
With over 250 staff in 12 offices, we are respected worldwide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.

Intel

Intel www.intel.com

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.. The company employs nearly 100,000 people across more than 50 countries.  Intel has been operating in Europe since early 1970s. Of nearly 10,000 people working at Intel across the EU, over half work on cutting edge manufacturing and more than 4,000 are engaged in leading edge research and development in a lab network spanning 30 R&D locations in 11 EU countries.

Intel’s products and technologies are at the heart of computing solutions that have become essential parts of businesses, homes and schools around the world; and are being used to tackle some of the world’s most complex problems – in areas that include education, healthcare, economic development, and environmental sustainability. The company’s products include microprocessors, chipsets and other semiconductor products that are integral to computers, servers, note- and netbooks, as well as consumer electronics, handheld devices and connected “embedded” products becoming part of cars, shopping kiosks and bank ATMs.

Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, California (USA). Additional information about the company is available at www.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel, the Intel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other Countries

Smith Institute

Smith Institute www.smithinst.co.uk

The Smith Institute is an independent supplier of system design, assessment and analysis, drawing on core expertise in advanced mathematics and algorithms.  Among our focus areas is the design of combinatorial clock auctions and the quality assurance of their implementation.

For critical projects, where the potential impact of mistakes is high, we provide independent verification and testing of algorithms and models, and certificates of correctness for auction outcomes. We have worked extensively in the field of spectrum auction design and verification, having offered independent advice, verification and testing of auction rules, algorithms and software in several auctions worldwide. Our clients in this area include Ofcom (the UK Communications Regulator), BAKOM (the Swiss Federal Office of Communications), RTR (the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications), Industry Canada and the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority).

The TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA)

The TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) www.tandcca.com

The TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) is leading the evolution of TETRA and other similar technologies into the broadband world, working with standards bodies 3GPP and ETSI to ensure the standardisation of  critical communications and with regulatory bodies to ensure that there is sufficient spectrum to meet operational requirements.

Lunch sponsor

GSM Association

GSM Association www.gsm.org

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Uniting nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators and more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, the GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, and driving the growth of the mobile industry. It also produces the premier industry events including the GSMA Mobile World Congress and the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress.

 

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com or the GSMA corporate website at www.gsmworld.com.

Cocktail sponsor

Broadcast Networks Europe

Broadcast Networks Europe www.broadcast-networks.eu

Broadcast Networks Europe is dedicated to maintaining an efficient and fair regulatory and operational environment for Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators with a view to ensuring European citizens continue having universal access to a broad range of TV and radio programs and content as well as other over-the-air services.

Broadcast Networks Europe aims to:

• Provide a forum for information exchange and cooperation on topics of common interest between Members to ensure that the economics of supply by the Broadcast Network Operators sector remains attractive to the market over time.
• Sustain and nurture the long term market opportunity for the distribution of content and data via terrestrial broadcast networks by: ‚ó¶optimising terrestrial platform developments (and realize European-wide economies of scale)
• Ensure availability of maximum spectrum for current and future developments of platforms.
• Represent the commercial interests of Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators with regards to policy developments and regulatory intervention by European Institutions.

Knowledge partners

Aetha Consulting

Aetha Consulting www.aethaconsulting.com

Aetha Consulting provides strategic advice to the telecommunications industry and specialises in undertaking rigorous quantitative assessments to support major strategic and regulatory decisions. Our senior staff collectively have over 100 person-years of experience of advising telecoms operators, regulators, and financial & legal institutions.

 

Throughout the recent growth of wireless services, Aetha’s staff have been at the forefront of spectrum policy. In particular, three of Aetha’s founders (Amit Nagpal, Lee Sanders and Marc Eschenburg) have undertaken over 50 spectrum management policy and auction support projects for clients across the world during the last 5 years, including assisting regulators with the award of new spectrum bands and development of regulatory frameworks – for example supporting the European Commission to resolve high-profile issues such as spectrum trading and the digital dividend.

 

Aetha also support operators in understanding their spectrum needs, valuing spectrum and bidding in auctions. Our staff have supported bidders in over 15 spectrum awards worldwide in the last five years and, at the time of writing, are currently supporting operators in seven countries for forthcoming auctions. Our technical knowledge combined with our rigorous valuation modelling approach ensures that our clients are comprehensively prepared for auctions.

NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting www.nera.com

NERA Economic Consulting is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

 

NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Exhibitors

The Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies (APWPT)

The Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies (APWPT) www.apwpt.org

The professional event production (concerts, conferences, sport events, elections, entertainment, etc.) require a lot of frequencies (radio spectrum) to run wireless microphones, In Ear Monitoring, audio links, intercom, wireless video cameras and wireless data links for remote control management of lighting and sound. Today available spectrum becomes scarcer and scarcer.

The APWPT promotes on an international level the efficient and demand-driven provision and use of production frequencies for professional event productions as well as safeguarding such production frequencies for the users on the long run.

APWPT is an independent association, working for the benefit of all professionals who use radio spectrum.

Mission:
This association promotes on an international level the efficient and demand-driven provision and use of production frequencies for professional event productions as well as safeguarding such production frequencies for the users on the long run.

CGI

CGI www.cgi.com

Founded in 1976, CGI is a global IT and business process services provider with over 70,000 professionals delivering high-quality business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services.  For 40 years we have worked with the major European Governments and Telecom providers.  Together we deliver large-scale, complex programmes helping organisations manage and exploit their information for the benefit of everyone.   In the UK we are a key supplier to the Ministry of Defence and help them deliver their Spectrum Reform Programme.  We are ranked as a top 5 Defence SITS supplier, focusing on delivering Information Enabled Capability (IEC) across the Defence domain. 

LS telcom

LS telcom www.lstelcom.com

LS telcom is a worldwide leader in spectrum management and radio communications solutions. The company’s expertise spans from the development and integration of enterprise spectrum management system solutions and radio monitoring systems to radio network planning, strategic consulting and training in radio network technologies, standards and regulations as well as radio engineering services. This includes special solutions for event planning, white space management / dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio.

Logistics

When

Mon 24 June, 2013 08.30 to
Wed 26 June, 2013 17.30

GMT

 

Where

Management Centre Europe

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
Brussels 1050
Belgium

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