Global Spectrum Series

About the Organizers and Partners

Forum Global would like to thank all of the sponsors and organizing partners for helping to make this year's Latin America Spectrum Management Conference such a resounding success.

 

Event Organizers

Forum Global

Forum Global www.forum-global.com/

Forum Global specialises 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.

Diamond Sponsors

Ericsson

Ericsson www.ericsson.com

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

 

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2 billion subscribers.

 

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. 

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.

Platinum Sponsors

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.

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.

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions www.motorolasolutions.com

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for government and enterprise customers. Our products enable seamless communications among government and public safety customers around the world, helping them carry out the mission-critical tasks that keep our communities safe. Our products also touch every part of the supply chain from the back-end transportation and logistics to the front-end, customer-facing experience. You can find our products at work in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, education, utilities, transportation and logistics, and government services.

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

Gold Sponsor

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

LS Telcom

LS Telcom www.lstelcom.com

LS telcom specializes 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 worldwide. Our customer portfolio includes most of the spectrum regulators worldwide, major network operators and commercial customers in more than 90 countries 

Supporting partner

ANATEL

ANATEL www.anatel.gov.br

The National Telecommunications Agency is part of the federal government and plays the role of the telecommunications regulatory agency in Brazil. The Agency was established in 1997 by the General Telecommunications Law. Among its duties, stand out:

within the scope of its attributions, implement the national telecommunications policy

manage radio-frequency spectrums and the use of orbit resources, issuing their standards;

- issue norms and standards to be followed by telecommunication service providers - - regarding equipment utilization;

- issue or recognize product certification, in accordance with norms and standards established by the Agency;

- repress violations to user rights.

SINDISAT/ABRASAT

SINDISAT/ABRASAT www.sindisat.org.br

SINDISAT – Legal Institutional Satellite Industry Representation in Brazil

ABRASAT - The Satellite Industry Association in Brazil. 

ABRATEL

ABRATEL http://www.abratel.org.br/

The Brazilian association Abratel is an institution focused on defending the constitutional rights of broadcasting, freedom of expression and the operational viability of radios and televisions.

 

The work is based on the quality of care and support offered to member companies, independent of their location, size and scope. Founded in 1999, Abratel became a national reference to issues related to broadcasting, freedom of the press and media.

 

The Abratel, headquartered in the capital of federal government, is responsible for giving voice and representation to each broadcaster that provides one of the most important services to society: access to information.

 

ABERT

ABERT http://www.abert.org.br/web/

Abert is consisted of the administrations of the Legal and Institutional, of Communication, of the  Parliamentary Advisory and of the Technique Affairs.

 

Abert has  an outstanding performance when helping its associates in judicial issues and

guiding them on the adoption of legal and judicial measures of protection and support to the moral and material interests of the broadcasting.

  

Founded in 1962, the Brazilian Broadcasters Association ( Abert ) is an entity with no financial purposes whose mission is to support the freedom of the press and the

expression, in all of their possible ways, as well as the interests of the broadcasting channels. Abert brings together 22 state associations, representing 3300 Brazilian commercial radios and 308 TV channels.

 

Every year Abert makes the report on the Freedom of Speech, with the data collection of violence against the communication professionals and vehicles. The data include murders, aggressions, intimidations, threatens and censorship.

 

With this view, every day the TV and the radio broadcasters associated to Abert take

information, culture and entertainment all over Brazil. It is an important contribution to strengthen the citizenship and the economic and social Brazilian development.

IAB

IAB http://www.airiab.com/en/

HISTORY

The International Association of Broadcasting – IAB- is an Organization that groups private associations of radio and television in different countries and regions as well as Institutional members, and TV channels and radio stations as individual members.

It was founded in 1946 as the Inter-American Association of Broadcasting and nowadays it represent over 17.000 private stations.

MISSION

IAB is permanently defending Freedom of Expression of Thought and freedom of reception of all kinds of broadcasts, to foster the collaboration of the broadcasters in public interest and social service activities. IAB’s targets are also to contribute to the cultural improvement of the peoples, and their economic and social welfare; to strive to establish uniform legal rules to protect the activities of private broadcasting to apply rules on professional ethics for broadcasters; to act in representation and defense of the interest of private broadcasters before official and private entities, and to promote all kinds of continental, regional, or domestic meetings on subjects of interest for broadcasting.

IAB RELATIONSHIPS

 

 

  • IAB is a non-governmental organization consultant to the United Nationsand UNESCO Associate Member.
     
  • IAB is Sector Member of the International Telecommunications Union - ITU.
     
  • IAB has mutual co-operation relations with the Organization of American States and is Associate Member of the Inter-American Commission of Telecommunications.
     
  • IAB is a Member of the World Press Freedom Committee – WPFC
     
  • IAB keeps mutual co-operation relations with the Inter-American Press Association – IAPA – as well as with the International Press Institute – IPI
     
  • IAB is a founder member of the World Broadcasting Unions (Sister Union).

Knowledge Partners

Aetha

Aetha 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

Nera 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.

Cullen International

Cullen International www.cullen-international.com

Cullen International tracks, analyses and benchmarks regulation in four sectors – telecommunications, media, digital economy, and postal - covering developments across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. Our cross-sectoral Competition Law service complements our regulatory expertise, following cases at EU and national levels.

 

For almost thirty years, we have been providing comprehensive, neutral, unbiased, timely information that is trusted by industry and official institutions alike. We are widely recognised as the leading regulatory intelligence provider in the field.

 

Logistics

When

Tue 20 October, 2015 08.30 to
Wed 21 October, 2015 17.30

BRT

 

Where

Pestana Rio Atlântica

Avenida Atlântica, 2964 -
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22070-000
Brazil

Google location map

 

Downloads

2a Conferência Anual Latino-Americana de Gestão do Espectro- Versão em Português

2a conferencia anual sobre la gestión del espectro en América Latina- Versión en Español

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