Global Spectrum Series

Organizers and Partners

Event Organizers

Forum Global

Forum Global www.forum-global.com

Forum Global specializes in policy focused conferences and events, providing a platform for discussion and debate on topical issues across a variety of different sectors. These events are organized with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.

 

Forum Global is the international arm of Forum Europe, which was founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune, and is widely recognized as the leading EU dedicated event provider.

 

Headed by a team of events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Global works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike. Its strategic services can maintain and develop your key policy networks, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.

Platinum Sponsors

Coleago Consulting

Coleago Consulting www.coleago.co.uk

Coleago Consulting is a specialist telecoms strategy consulting firm advising operators and regulators world-wide. Coleago is recognised within the industry as one of the leading specialists in spectrum related matters. Coleago’s team of spectrum specialists has delivered more than 70 spectrum consultation, valuation and auction bid strategy projects around the world. Our regulatory and spectrum related projects include spectrum and technology strategy, regulatory advocacy, licence renewal, administered spectrum allocations,  as well as studies and reports for the GSMA, regulators and other stakeholders such as “Best Practice in Spectrum Renewal and Pricing” for the World Bank.

Copenhagen Economics

Copenhagen Economics www.copenhageneconomics.com/

We know how to find the pitfalls and opportunities in spectrum auctions. The Auctions Service at Copenhagen Economics is a dedicated team of auctions and telecoms specialists. We bring experience from over 20 high-stakes spectrum awards to help you plan for and execute your next spectrum auction. We can help prepare your team through analysis and simulations, develop efficient bidding strategies to meet your objectives and give cool-headed advice during the auction. Whether you are a potential bidder, or regulator needing to design and implement an auction, we can advise you on design, process and logistics, and deliver tailored analytical software solutions and auction platforms.

Lemay-Yates Associates Inc.

Lemay-Yates Associates Inc. www.lya.com

LYA International Inc. is an expert consulting firm affiliated with Lemay-Yates Associates Inc. (LYA®). LYA has been providing strategic advice and value-added expertise to the telecommunications industry since 1993. Our focus is on development and implementation of strategy, integrating market, technology, network, economic, regulatory and investment analyses.We provide regulatory and policy analysis, including expert evidence. We support bidders with strategic and tactical advice in preparation for and during spectrum license auctions. We are experts in financial modelling and analysis and also conduct quantitative market research.

 

LYA has an in-house developed Auction Platform and Game Simulator which supports large and complex auctions using either CCA or SMRA format. The Platform is a software tool for evaluation of rule set options, for conducting mock auctions and for simulation of auction game outcomes, including use of robotic bidders. LYA also provides Auction Management Tools as part of bid room support.

 
Verizon

Verizon www.verizon.com

Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 100 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 180,900.

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.

Gold Sponsors

SES

SES www.ses.com

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) 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.

 

In addition, the company reaches 21 million homes and supports four DTH platforms in the region - with 11 satellites, operating at 10 different orbital positions, to provide service in Latin America.

 

SES holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. SES also recently received the rights to use two Brazilian orbital positions through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SES DTH do Brasil Ltda.

Silver Sponsors

LS telcom

LS telcom www.lstelcom.com

LS telcom specialises in software  and hardware solutions as well as consulting services for spectrum management, radio monitoring and radio network planning for every type of wireless technology. Our comprehensive portfolio includes market and technology developments regarding future spectrum management challenges and solutions.

 

We are at the forefront of Spectrum Auctioning, E-Licensing, GSM Refarming, Cognitive Radio and Digital Dividend world wide.

 

Our customer portfolio includes most of the spectrum regulators world wide, major network operators and commercial customers in more than 90 countries.

 
Adaptrum

Adaptrum www.adaptrum.com

Adaptrum is a Silicon Valley based startup developing wireless technologies and market based mechanisms to enable new multi use network infrastructure and service models to meet the growing wireless broadband demand.

Adaptrum was an active participant in the FCC TV Whitespace Device Testing in 2008 and was instrumental in helping pass the FCC TV Whitespace rules in November 2008 and September 2010.

 

In 2011, Adaptrum became the first company to demonstrate a fully functional TV Whitespace radio system that conforms to the FCC Whitespace emission rules while offering superior performance and flexibility over a wide tuning range in the spectrum below 1 GHz.

iconectiv

iconectiv www.iconectiv.com

iconectiv is the leader in interconnection solutions, helping communications service providers and enterprises discover, route and interact with their customers. We help over 1 billion people communicate daily.

 

iconectiv’s innovative and flexible Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Platform, with initial support for the TV White Spaces, was designed for extensibility and supports ASA/LSA and SAS (Spectrum Access System) in the USA.  

 

iconectiv's powerful, trusted, neutral solutions for the telecommunications industry includes number portability clearinghouses, mobile messaging services, anti-theft mobile device registries, spectrum sharing databases and other interconnection information services.

 

A US-based company, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., doing business as iconectiv, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson.

 

For more information visit www.iconectiv.com

InterConnect Communications

InterConnect Communications www.icc-uk.com

InterConnect Communications is an established and widely respected consulting company specialising in communications sector strategy, policy and associated regulatory frameworks. The company was established in 1984 and over the years, has assisted clients worldwide to introduce telecommunications sector reform, establish independent regulatory authorities and develop fair and transparent regulatory frameworks.

 

One of InterConnect's key consulting areas is in spectrum and wireless services.  Aimed predominantly, but not exclusively, at national regulators and service providers, InterConnect's spectrum services cover spectrum management (including policy, planning and co-ordination), spectrum economics and the specification, procurement and implementation of spectrum management and monitoring systems.

 

On the wireless side, InterConnect's services focus on wireless technologies and networks, including network design, network modelling (business, cost and spectrum), network development and related spectrum requirements.

 

In addition to our consulting services, InterConnect also organises the highly successful TRMC Master Classes which are attended by industry players from across the world.

Allied Spectrum Associates

Allied Spectrum Associates www.alliedspectrumassociates.com

Allied Spectrum Associates are a specialist in radio spectrum regulation with focus in particular on the shared use of spectrum. We have expertise in all facets of spectrum sharing regulation, whether it is Licensed Shared Access (LSA) or TVWS

Supporting Partners

4G Americas

4G Americas www.4gamericas.org

4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org

GSMA

GSMA www.gsma.com

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.

 

For more information, follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

North American Broadcasters Association

North American Broadcasters Association www.nabanet.com

NABA is a non-profit association of the most influential broadcasting organizations throughout North America committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters at home and internationally.  Network broadcasters, both public and private, in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, work together to provide a common voice for the North American broadcast community. As a member of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), NABA creates the opportunity for North American broadcasters to share information, identify common interests, and reach consensus on issues of an international nature. NABA provides representation for North American broadcasters in global forums on topics including journalism issues, protection of content, spectrum related concerns, the territorial integrity of broadcasters’ signals, and digital transmission issues. 

Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

Global VSAT Forum (GVF) www.gvf.org

GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry.  Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.  Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries.  The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.  For more information, please visit www.gvf.org.

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.

 

In the area of spectrum management, we assist regulators in developing spectrum policy, awarding spectrum and setting spectrum fees. Our consultants have conducted several high-profile spectrum-related studies for regulators such as the European Commission, AKOS (Slovenia), ANRT (Morocco), BIPT (Belgium), ICASA (South Africa), Ofcom (UK) and TRA (UAE).

 

We also support operators in understanding their spectrum needs, valuing spectrum and bidding in auctions. Our consultants have supported bidders in over 40 spectrum awards in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and South America. 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.

Logistics

When

Wed 12 November, 2014 09.00 to
Thu 13 November, 2014 17.15

EDT

 

Where

Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Tel: +1 202-842-1300

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Downloads

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Post-conference report

 

 

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