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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

Airbus

Airbus www.airbus.com

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world. 

 

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.  Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international – with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

 

Innovation has always been a driving force at Airbus, which promotes cutting-edge technologies and scientific excellence to contribute to global progress. Through its predecessor companies, Airbus pioneered many of the technologies that helped conquer the skies and are now part of everyday life. Airbus encourages its industry-leading experts to push their boundless imaginations, moving the company into the Industry 4.0 era and inventing new possibilities for the future of flight: from manned and unmanned vehicles for urban mobility, to hybrid and electric propulsion systems for cleaner aviation.

 

With its Zephyr platform Airbus is providing a High Altitude Platform System (HAPS) that fills a capability gap between satellites and UAVs running exclusively on solar power and flying above the weather and above commercial air traffic. Zephyr can deliver numerous payload capabilities across two platforms: Zephyr S and the more capable Zephyr T with a unique twin tail design. Zephyr T is able to carry larger payloads for applications such widespread, persistent internet coverage to remote areas of the globe.

 

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom www.telekom.com

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies providing fixed-line, mobile, IPTV consumer products, and ICT solutions for business customers. With hundreds of millions of customers and presence in more than 50 countries, we connect people everywhere: As an experienced Internet provider on the ground, we also enable a superior Wi-Fi service for travelers along the entire journey: in trains, at the airport and in planes. Our ISP in-flight solution is compatible with all satellite-based broadband internet services in the market including our innovative integrated satellite- and LTE-based European Aviation Network. This ISP platform provides outstanding opportunities for advanced airline connectivity and cooperation’s. Passengers can easily login via our portal, benefit from multilingual customer service, self-management account supervision, multiple payment options, and a high number of roaming agreements around the globe. For more information, please visit inflight.telekom.net

Economists Incorporated

Economists Incorporated www.ei.com

Economists Incorporated is a premier consulting firm specializing in the application of economic and statistical methods to the fields of law and economics, business strategy, and public policy. For nearly 40 years, economists at EI have used cutting edge techniques to assist governments, corporate clients, and law firms engaged in complex strategic, regulatory, and legal matters. Experts at EI are recognized leaders in their areas of expertise, including competition policy, auctions and market design, labor and employment, finance, and regulated industries. We draw on this expertise to provide our clients with accurate analysis and results. 

 
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.

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.

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting www.fticonsulting.com

FTI Consulting has been at the center of the telecom, media and technology evolutions that have precipitated the changes that are so widespread today. With over 20 years of expertise working with the top telecom operators, vendors, government, and regulators in over 50 countries, it is one of the world's leading TMT (Telecoms, Media and Technology) consultancy practices. We have leading-edge know-how in operations, finance, valuations and end-to-end spectrum auction management. Our deep bench includes PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, IT and technology professionals, as well as former C-suite executives, principal investors, lenders, communications specialists and economists with many years of experience in their TMT industries. For more information: www.fticonsulting.com

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

 
Inmarsat

Inmarsat www.inmarsat.com

Inmarsat is transforming the global aviation industry by bringing complete connectivity to every aircraft and flight path in the world. It is the first and only provider with a complete next-generation High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) network spanning the world. Passengers can browse the internet, stream videos, check social media and more during flights, with an on-board connectivity experience on par with mobile broadband services available on the ground. Inmarsat is also the only aviation broadband provider capable of connecting the complete aircraft from cabin to cockpit. Inmarsat’s world-leading passenger solutions are complemented by its industry-standard certified safety and operations services. For more information, please visit www.inmarsataviation.com.

Itron

Itron www.itron.com

Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world.

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.

 

Nokia

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.

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

Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated www.qualcomm.com

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. While many of our inventions and breakthroughs reside “under the hood” of consumer electronics, they have transformed the world in a big way. They have helped propel mobile to the forefront of the technology world and to the top of consumers’ wish lists. They have created new opportunities for mobile ecosystem players — the wireless device makers, the operators, the developers and the content creators of the world. And more recently, our inventions and breakthroughs have inspired fresh, new ideas from those companies — large and small — new to the wireless space. 

 

We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. Together, we focus on a single goal — invent mobile technology breakthroughs. We pioneered 3G and 4G — and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. 

SES

SES www.ses.com

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions. SES’s portfolio includes the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) television reach in Europe, O3b Networks, a global managed data communications service provider, and MX1, a leading media service provider that offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services. Further information available at: www.ses.com

Smith Institute

Smith Institute www.smithinst.co.uk

The Smith Institute specialises in solving complex problems for businesses and governments by applying mathematical thinking and techniques. We build trusted relationships with our clients, offering expert insight to support informed decision-making and reduce risk.

 

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), ComReg (the Irish Commission for Communications Regulation), Nkom (the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority), AKOS (Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia), Industry Canada, the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority), ENS (the Danish Energy Agency), and FCC (the US Federal Communications Commission).

Wireless Innovation Forum

Wireless Innovation Forum www.wirelessinnovation.org

Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to advocating for spectrum innovation, and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio(CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit www.WirelessInnovation.org. Forum projects are supported by platinum sponsors Motorola Solutions, Leonardo and Thales.

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.

LS telcom

LS telcom www.lstelcom.com

LS telcom AG is an ISO-certified, worldwide leading provider of system solutions and consulting services for efficient spectrum management, radio monitoring and radio network planning (mobile broadband, IoT, critical communications, broadcast, etc.). Since its foundation in 1992, LS telcom has supported National Regulatory Authorities, International Institutions, Network Operators, Equipment Manufacturers and System Integrators to address challenges in radio communications.  Through its global footprint of serving customers in more than 100 countries on five continents, LS telcom has gathered significant know-how and experience from around the world. Headquartered in Lichtenau, Germany, LS telcom currently employs more than 250 people worldwide with subsidiaries in the US, Canada, France, UK, South Africa, UAE and China.  LS telcom invests substantial resources in research and development to be ahead of technology trends. To remain up to date with international regulations, standards and technology, LS telcom is a sector member of the ITU and actively participates in radio communications programs with prestigious universities and research institutes around the world.

 

SNCF

SNCF www.sncf.com

SNCF is one of a worldwide transport company, with premises in over 120 countries and 30 billions euros in sales.

Beyond its public service and rail business basis, SNCF provides end to end transport solutions, door to door, for individual customers as well as regions and companies.

Silver Sponsors

Eutelsat

Eutelsat www.eutelsat.com

Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Over 6,700 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 44 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).

For more about Eutelsat go to www.eutelsat.com

Supporting Partners

ECC

ECC www.cept.org/ecc

The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) is one of three business committees of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), an organisation where expert policy makers and regulators from 48 countries across the whole of Europe collaborate to create a stronger and more dynamic market in the electronic communications and postal sectors. 

 

The ECC has extensive expertise in the field of electronic communications. It brings together representatives from CEPT member countries (the Administrations) which provides us with a wealth of experience and technical expertise. Our work is carried out mainly by a set of specialistWorking Groups and Project Teams supported by the CEPT’s central office, the European Communications Office (ECO). 

 

The ECC develops common policies and regulations in electronic communications and related applications for Europe, and is a focal point for information on spectrum use. Our primary objective is to harmonise the efficient use of the radio spectrum, satellite orbits and numbering resources across Europe. We take an active role at the international level, preparing common European proposals to represent European interests in international organisations, especially in the ITU. 

 

Our approach is strategic, open, and forward looking, and based on consensus between the member countries. We apply our expertise in partnership with all stakeholders to facilitate the delivery of technologies and services for the benefit of society. 

ETSI

ETSI www.etsi.org

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, broadcast and Internet technologies. Our standards enable the technologies on which business and society rely. For example, our standards for GSM™, DECT™, Smart Cards and electronic signatures have helped to revolutionize modern life all over the world.

 

We are officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is a not-for-profit organization with more than 850 member organizations worldwide, drawn from 68 countries and five continents. Members include the world’s leading companies and innovative R&D organizations. We are at the forefront of emerging technologies, and address the technical issues which will drive the economy of the future and improve life for the next generation. 

GSA

GSA www.gsacom.com

GSA (the Global mobile Suppliers Association) is a not-for-profit industry organisation representing companies across the worldwide mobile ecosystem engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services.

 

GSA actively promotes the 3GPP technology road-map – 3G; 4G; 5G, – and is a single source of information resource for industry reports and market intelligence. GSA Members drive the GSA agenda and define the communications and development strategy for the Association.

 

The GSA Spectrum Group develops strategies and plans, and contributes studies and technical analysis to international, regional and individual country policy-makers and regulators to facilitate the timely availability of spectrum for use by mobile network operators.

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. 

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.

Small Cell Forum

Small Cell Forum www.smallcellforum.org

Small Cell Forum is a global not-for-profit membership organisation supporting the wide-scale adoption of small cells. Working with and on behalf of its members, the forum’s mission is to drive the wide-scale adoption of small cells and accelerate the delivery of integrated HetNets.

Small Cell Forum works to ensure the adoption of industry wide standards, a positive regulatory environment, common architectures and interoperability. Its remit is to promote the value and potential of small cells across the industry and to journalists, analysts, regulators, special interest groups and standards bodies.

 

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.

Cocktail Reception Sponsors

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.

Exhibitors

APWPT

APWPT www.apwpt.org

APWPT is an international non-profit organisation, which is representing the needs of all users of the Programme Making & Special Event (“PMSE”) sector. PMSE is crucial on a daily basis for the production of audio/visual content. A vast array of organisations is reliant on radio spectrum for the production of content for Performing Arts, Broadcasting, News Gathering, Independent Film and TV Production, Corporate Events, Concerts, Night Venues, Sports Events, Churches, etc. Members of APWPT include PMSE organisations, users and manufacturers.

Logistics

When

Tue 19 June, 2018 09.00 to
Wed 20 June, 2018 17.00

CET

 

Where

MCE Conference and Business Centre

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118,
1050 lxelles,
Belgium

Tel: +32 (0) 2 543 21 40

info@mceconferencecentre.eu

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