WWRF website

About the Organizers & Partners

Please see below the partner and sponsor details received to date.,

Details of our other confirmed partners and speakers will appear here shortly.


Event Host

Wireless World Research Forum

Wireless World Research Forum www.wwrf.ch

WWRF’s goal is to encourage research that will achieve unbounded communications to address key societal challenges for the future.


We are using the term “Wireless World” in this broad sense to address


- the support of innovation and business,


- social inclusion and


- infrastructural challenges


This will be achieved by creating a range of new technological capabilities from wide-area networks to short-range communications, machine-to-machine communications, sensor networks, wireless broadband access technologies and optical networking, along with increasing intelligence and virtualization in networks


This will support a dependable future Internet of people, knowledge and things and the development of a service universe. 

Event Partners

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) www.cwta.ca

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents wireless service providers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry, including handset and equipment manufacturers, content and application creators and business-to-business service providers.


Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) www.itac.ca

As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development  services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.


A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $170 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 36,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates over one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.9 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer.

Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC)

Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC) www.rabc-cccr.ca


The Radio Advisory Board of Canada is an "association of associations" which:


  • represents most sectors of the radiocommunication business in Canada - including: manufacturers, wireless carriers and service providers, network operators, broadcasters, public safety and national security radio network operators, and users; and
  • provides the Government of Canada with broadly based, unbiased and technically expert advice regarding the management and use of the radio frequency spectrum in Canada.


Platinum Sponsors

Bell Canada

Bell Canada www.bell.ca

Canada's largest communications company, Bell provides consumer, business and government customers with a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada and Bell Aliant. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). To learn more, please visit BCE.ca or Bell.ca.


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.



LYA www.lya.com

LYA® is an expert consulting firm active in the telecommunications and broadcasting

industry since 1993.


LYA’s services and products are focused on spectrum matters as well as on strategic

advice and research related to telecommunications and broadcasting services and



On the spectrum front, LYA supports mobile carriers, investors and regulators in license

applications, auctions, spectrum valuation and other spectrum matters since 1995. LYA

has developed its own Auction Platforms supporting different formats including

Simultaneous Multiple Round Ascending Auctions (SMRA), Combinatorial Clock Auctions

(CCA) as well as the new clock format developed for the US 600 MHz Incentive auction.

The LYA Auction Platforms have been used extensively to conduct mock auctions as well

as simulations leveraging robot bidder capabilities. LYA’s CCA Auction Platform has

independently validated results of CCA auctions. LYA also provides Auction

Management Tools to auction bidders.


LYA has been active around the world providing strategic advice, expert analysis and

leading edge research in telecommunications and broadcasting since 1993. Our focus is

on development and implementation of strategy (integrating market, technology,

network, economic, regulatory and investment analyses), due diligence reviews for

investors as well as on financial modelling, analysis and research. We provide regulatory

and policy analysis, including expert evidence. LYA is known for its in-depth expertise

coupled with rigorous quantitative analysis.


LYA conducts and publishes research as part of its c-Ahead research program and blog.

Our web sites are www.lyainternational.com and www.lya.com.


Gold Sponsors


Intel www.intel.com

Intel 5G: Network. Cloud. Client.

Intel is uniquely positioned to bring the worlds of wireless, computing, and cloud together in a seamlessly connected, powerfully smart 5G future.

Silver Sponsor

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”.


Nokia www.nokia.com

Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. A truly global company, we are 160 nationalities working in more than 100 countries.

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.



Wed May 31, 2017 08.30 to
Thu June 1, 2017 16.00




Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa

2 Montcalm St, Gatineau QC J8X 4B4, Canada

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