Global Spectrum Series

Organisers and Partners

Event Organisers

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.

International Telecommunication Union

International Telecommunication Union www.itu.int

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

 

We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

 

ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate

African Telecommunications Union

African Telecommunications Union www.atu-uat.org

Founded in 1977 as a specialized institution of the Organization of African Unity, now African Union, in the field of telecommunications, the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) took its present name in 1999 from the then Pan-African Telecommunications Union (PATU).  This led to the transformation of the agency into a partnership between public and private stakeholders in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.

ATU provides a forum for stakeholders involved in ICT to formulate effective policies and strategies aimed at improving access to information infrastructure and services.  In addition, the Union represents the interests of its members at global decision-making conferences and promotes initiatives aimed at integrating regional markets, attracting investment into ICT infrastructure, and building institutional and human capacity.

 

Why we exist

The mission of ATU is to promote the rapid development of the ICTs in Africa in order to achieve universal service and access to broadband.

ATU has a vision for an engaged, stable and credible institution that facilitates Africa’s participation in the global information society thereby fostering development in Africa

CA Kenya

CA Kenya www.ca.go.ke/

The Communications Authority of Kenya is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya.

 

Established in 1999 by the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, the Authority is responsible for facilitating the development of the Information and Communications sectors including; broadcasting, multimedia, telecommunications, electronic commerce, postal and courier services.

 

This responsibility entails:

 

  • Licensing all systems and services in the communications industry, including; telecommunications, postal, courier and broadcasting.  
  • Managing the country’s frequency spectrum and numbering resources.
  • Facilitating the development of e-commerce.  
  • Type approving and accepting communications equipment meant for use in the country.
  • Protecting consumer rights within the communications environment.
  • Managing competition within the sector to ensure a level playing ground for all players.
  • Regulating retail and wholesale tariffs for communications services.  
  • Managing the universal access fund to facilitate access to communications services by all in Kenya.
  • Monitoring the activities of licensees to enforce compliance with the license terms and conditions as well as the law.

Diamond Partners

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

Ericsson

Ericsson www.ericsson.com

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize our network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through our systems. We are one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards.

Communication is changing the way we live and work. Ericsson plays a key role in this evolution, using innovation to empower people, business and society.

We provide communications networks, telecom services and multimedia solutions, making it easier for people all over the globe to communicate.

Platinum Sponsors

Coleago

Coleago www.coleago.co.uk

Founded in 2001, Coleago is a boutique firm specialising in strategy consulting and leadership development.  Our expertise has been developed exclusively within the telecoms sector and delivers a rare combination of telecoms-related commercial and technical skills and experience. Since 2001 we have delivered small and large projects for clients in 70 countries in developed and emerging markets on all continents.  Our team includes marketing and commercial experts, technical experts, telecoms finance professionals and telecoms regulatory experts.

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.

O3b Networks

O3b Networks www.o3bnetworks.com

O3b Networks is a global managed data communications service provider operating both space based and terrestrial networks.  O3b offers modern carrier-grade IP communications services and applications to ISPs, telco, governments and enterprises in the most remote and inaccessible parts of the planet. O3b Networks is wholly owned by SES SA (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG).

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.

Microsoft

Microsoft www.microsoft.com

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential

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. 

 

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.

Event Partners

GSMA

GSMA www.gsma.com

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. 

 
African Union Commission

African Union Commission www.au.int/en

The African Union (AU) was officially launched in July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, following a decision in September 1999 by its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which was formed in 1963, to create a new continental organization to build on its work. 

  A total number of 54 countries joined the new organization, whose headquarters remained in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The commission is the secretariat of the Union entrusted with executive functions, it is composed of 10 officials, a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson and 08 Commissioners.

 The structure represents the Union and protects its interests under the auspices of the Assembly of Heads of states and Governments as well as the Executive Committee. The AUC is made up of portfolios which are:  Peace and Security, Political Affairs, Trade and Industry, Infrastructure and Energy, Social Affairs, Rural economy and Agriculture, Human Resources, Science and Technology and Economic Affairs.   

The guiding vision for Agenda 2063 is the AU Vision of "An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena " and the mission of the AU Commission is become an efficient and value adding institution driving the Africa integration and development process in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional economic Communities   and African Citizens. 

Policy Tracker

Policy Tracker www.policytracker.com

At PolicyTracker our mission is to explore the latest debates in spectrum management and policy and since 2004 we have been publishing the only newsletter devoted to the subject. 

 

Our premium product is the Spectrum Research Service, which features briefings, a database and analysis of spectrum policy, focussing particularly on 5G, upcoming WRCs and the policies of the key players.  We also offer bespoke research services.

 

PolicyTracker has its own online spectrum auction software and has conducted spectrum auctions in Nigeria as well as offering consultancy in this area.

 

We produce highly regarded training courses featuring acknowledged international experts, including our signature Understanding Modern Spectrum Management course and the Spectrum Auctions Masterclass. 

Knowledge Partners

Aetha Consulting

Aetha Consulting www.aethaconsulting.com

Aetha Consulting provides strategic advice to the telecommunications industry and specialises in undertaking rigorous data-driven quantitative assessments to help businesses, regulators and policy makers make major strategic and regulatory decisions. We work with our clients to develop creative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing them in a constantly changing environment.
 
Aetha helps operators and regulators to analyse the opportunities and threats arising out of changes (whether real or proposed) in their radio spectrum holdings. Throughout the recent unprecedented growth of wireless services, Aetha's staff have been at the forefront of spectrum policy. Our consultants have assisted regulators to award spectrum and develop regulatory frameworks, including supporting the European Commission to tackle issues such as spectrum trading and the digital dividend.
 
We also support operators to understand their spectrum needs, value spectrum and bid in auctions. Each year we support 10-15 bidders in spectrum auctions - a total of over 80 award processes between mid-2011 and 2017 across all regions of the world. 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

Thu 8 March, 2018 08.30 to
Fri 9 March, 2018 16.45

UTC+03:00

 

Where

InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

City-Hall Way
Nairobi, 00100, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 3200000

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Downloads

Global Spectrum Series Sponsorship Brochure

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Fellowship Request Form

Invitation Letter

Kenya Country Information - Delegates Information

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