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About the Organisers & Partners

Forum Europe would like to thank all of the sponsors and organising partners for helping to making this year's European Spectrum Management Conference such a resounding success.

 

Event Organisers

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

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.

Ericsson

Ericsson www.ericsson.com

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

ESOA

ESOA www.esoa.net

ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. The Association today represents the interests of 21 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe. Together ESOA Members provide invaluable communications services to the whole world including emergency communications, live broadcasting, maritime and aero communications, secure services for governments, 24-7 monitoring of industrial processes such as energy plants and a whole range of other communications capabilities that society has come to rely on.

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

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions www.motorolasolutions.com

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication products and services for 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 on-going 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.

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, software and auction results 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), NPT (Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority), AKOS (Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia), Industry Canada and the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority).

Specure

Specure www.specure.com

SPECURE is an international spectrum auction consulting company and the developer of a trendsetting electronic auction platform. SPECURE services cover the whole lifecycle of a spectrum auction: from the auction design, through pre-auction services, trainings and auction execution to evaluation of the auction results. Since 2008, SPECURE has participated in numerous spectrum auctions in Europe either as a software vendor or as a specialized consultancy. For further information please visit www.specure.com

Supporting Partner

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.

Gold Sponsors

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason www.analysysmason.com

Analysys Mason is a global specialist in telecoms, media and technology (TMT).  Since its formation, Analysys Mason has been instrumental in shaping spectrum policy around the world through our wide-ranging studies helping regulators and operators to develop spectrum strategy, efficiently manage spectrum, formulate spectrum licence conditions, value spectrum and prepare for spectrum awards. ‚Ä®

 

With offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas, the Middle East and Africa we are respected worldwide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For over 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.

Plum Consulting

Plum Consulting www.plumconsulting.co.uk

Plum Consulting is a specialised consulting firm offering strategy, policy, regulatory and engineering advice on telecoms, media and online sectors; and on radio spectrum as a key sector input.  In October 2014 Plum Consulting London LLP and Aegis Systems Limited announced that they had entered into an agreement under which the business operations of Aegis Systems became part of Plum. The combined entity, trading as Plum, builds on the strategy, policy and regulatory advice from Plum’s consultants and specialist technical and engineering advice to users and regulators of the radio spectrum from Aegis consultants.

 

Our clients on radio spectrum projects include government, regulators and industry players (operators and vendors). We work in many countries in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Europe and North and Latin America and the Caribbean on a wide range of spectrum and telecoms issues. Many of our projects are published and can be seen at http://plumconsulting.co.uk/publications

SES

SES www.ses.com

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a global fleet of 55 geostationary satellites and a well-connected network of teleports. 9 of those satellites cover Africa from 7 orbital positions and provide satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations across the continent and world-wide.

The SES global satellite fleet is complemented by a network of teleports allowing customers to reach 99% of the world's population.

 

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse teams of SES are located on the ground in all our regions and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

 

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.

Badge Sponsor

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

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.

Silver Sponsor

TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA)

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.

Logistics

When

Mon 15 June, 2015 08.30 to
Tue 16 June, 2015 17.00

CET

 

Where

Management Centre Europe, Brussels

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
Brussels, 1050
Belgium

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Downloads

Sponsorship & Exhibition brochure

EU Spectrum - Final Conference Programme

 

 

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