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Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Morning

09:00 – 09:35

Session 1: Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation

09:20 – 09:35

Keynote Presentation

Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General, APT

09:35 – 10:55

Session 2: Focus on regional preparation for WRC-19

The 2nd Meeting of the APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-19 (APG19-2) is scheduled to take place in July this year. The next 3 presentations will focus on the major topics for discussion at the meeting and beyond as the regional preparation for WRC-19 continues. It will look at the work on key agenda items that has been done by APT and other stakeholders in preparation, and the co-ordination that is being seen across the region. This will be followed by a room-wide discussion with interactive audience voting tools.

09:35 – 09:50

Keynote Presentation

Kyu-Jin Wee, Chairman, APG, APT

09:50 – 10:30

Speed Pitch Session

Representatives from the mobile, satellite, broadcast and HAPS industries will have 10 minutes each to talk about their sector’s spectrum requirements and key objectives in the build-up to WRC-19 and at the conference itself. This will be followed by an interactive discussion with the use of voting pads by audience members.

09:50 – 10:00

Presentation

Representative, Mobile Operator

10:00 – 10:10

Presentation

Natee Sukonrat, Vice Chairman & Chairman of Broadcasting Committee, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, NBTC, Thailand

10:10 – 10:20

Presentation

Representative, Satellite

10:20 – 10:30

Presentation

Chris Weasler*, Head of Global Connectivity, Facebook

10:30 – 10:55

Interactive Discussion

10:55 – 11:15

Morning Refreshments

11:15 – 12:55

Session 3: What should be the right mix of spectrum to deliver 4G?

Regulators and operators throughout Asia are faced with a continual challenge to find the right mix of spectrum for mobile broadband in order to relieve bottlenecks in urban centres and also ensure the roll-out of broadband in rural areas. This session will look at the mix of spectrum that is needed for 4G services, and the right ‘cocktail’ to deliver both the quality of service and capacity that is required. It will look at the importance of delivering a harmonized approach and the extent to which this is being achieved, and then examine the specific situation in some of the key bands that could be part of the solution (e.g. 700MHz, 2.3GHz and 2.6 GHz).

Moderator: Marc Eschenburg, Partner, Aetha Consulting

11:15 – 11:30

Presentation: What are the key bands for 4G in the Asia Pacific region, and how can the required spectrum 'mix' be delivered?

Marc Eschenburg, Partner, Aetha Consulting

11:30 – 11:45

Presentation: An update on the 700MHz band

Representative, Mobile Operator

11:45 – 12:00

Presentation: Using Carrier Aggregation to increase bandwidth and spectrum efficiency in developed and developing countries

Alex Orange, Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

12:00 – 12:15

Case Study: Myanmar's allocation of 1800MHz LTE spectrum and future IMT spectrum roadmap

Moe Kyaw Soe, Director of Resource Management Division, Posts and Telecommunications Department, Myanmar

12:15 – 12:30

Case Study: Vietnam's plans for the 700MHz band

Le Van Tuan, Deputy Director General, Authority of Radio Frequency Management, Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam

12:30 – 12:55

Interactive Discussion

Alex Orange, Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Moe Kyaw Soe, Director of Resource Management Division, Posts and Telecommunications Department, Myanmar
Le Van Tuan, Deputy Director General, Authority of Radio Frequency Management, Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam
Representative, Mobile Operator

Afternoon

12:55 – 13:55

Lunch

13:55 – 14:35

Session 4: Meeting PPDR requirements through LTE and 4G

In both the APAC region and in the rest of the world, authorities are looking at developing plans for an evolution towards next generation PPDR networks with LTE capability. The challenge is to provide a framework that both ensures the highly robust and reliable connectivity that is required, and also to ensure that the spectrum that is used is being utilised as efficiently as possible. This session will look at the work that is being done across the
APAC region to achieve this goal and the band options that are being used and that are being considered for the future.
• Should there be dedicated spectrum made available for PPDR networks and critical communication services?
• What other band options are being considered for both PPDR and critical communications, and which offer the most potential?
• How important is it that a harmonized approach to spectrum policy for PPDR and critical communication is taken across the APAC region, and to what extent is this being seen?

13:55 – 14:10

Presentation

Aamir Riaz, Program Officer, ITU

14:10 – 14:25

Presentation

Bharat Bhatia, Director and Head of International Spectrum and Regulatory Team, Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions

14:25 – 14:35

Discussion and Q&A

Aamir Riaz, Program Officer, ITU
Bharat Bhatia, Director and Head of International Spectrum and Regulatory Team, Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions

14:35 – 15:50

Session 5: Using wireless to deliver nationwide wireless home broadband - opportunities and challenges


Speakers for this session to be announced shortly.


In the US, both Verizon and AT&T are running trials exploring the delivery of fixed wireless broadband in homes. And in the Asia-Pacific region, there is rising interest in using TD-LTE to deliver home broadband in a variety of markets, rural to urban. This session will explore the potential of this, the work that is currently being done, and at whether or not it could be part of the solution in the Asia Pacific region to continue the move towards universal coverage.
• To what extent does the use of wireless access across the APAC region provide a viable solution to deliver home broadband?
• To what extent should this be provided as a fixed service, or should there be spectrum neutrality to allow operators flexibility?
• What work is being done on 5G trials in this area both in the US and elsewhere?
• To what extent could these technologies and standards provide a viable solution in the Asia Pacific region?
• Will this be a solution that is technically possible and economically viable to deliver connectivity to currently unconnected rural areas, and what spectrum will be necessary to deliver this?
• Could fixed wireless broadband ultimately provide a big step towards the golden egg of universal coverage?

14:35 – 14:50

Presentation: How viable is the delivery of fixed wireless broadband in emerging Asia-Pacific markets

14:50 – 15:05

Case Study: Globe Telecom - providing TD-LTE fixed wireless broadband in the Philippines

15:05 – 15:20

Presentation: Using 5G to deliver fixed wireless home broadband in the US

15:20 – 15:35

Presentation

15:35 – 15:50

Discussion and Q&A Session

15:50 – 16:10

Afternoon Refreshments

16:10 – 16:30

Thinking Point... Spectrum Sharing - How sharing can best be exploited to increase capacity and efficiency

Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director, BR, ITU

16:30 – 17:50

Session 6: Best practice in setting pricing and licencing conditions

There has been a number of spectrum auctions and awards seen in Asia Pacific over the last 12 months, with varying degrees of success. This session will look at some of the different approaches taken by regulators in setting prices and licence conditions, and discuss the impact that they have had in the outcomes of awards. It will look specifically at the example of the Indian 700 MHz auction and ask why the objectives of that weren’t met; and then focus on the best way forward in setting reserve prices and the correct licencing conditions to ensure a successful auction and the ongoing future development of mobile services.

- What awards have been seen in the APAC region over the past 12 months, and how have prices and licence conditions been set? What impact has this had on the auction results?
- For regulators who are expected to realize reasonable revenues, what is the appropriate approach for setting reserve prices?
- What role do licence conditions and award rules play in determining spectrum prices?
- What role do spectrum prices play in influencing the level of investment and incentives to compete in next generation mobile services?
- How damaging is it to the national economy if awards fail or spectrum allocation to the market is delayed?
- As new bands become available, will there still be spectrum scarcity and how will this affect prices for spectrum?


Moderator: Hans Ihle, Senior Consultant, Nera Economic Consulting

16:30 – 16:40

Introductory Presentation

Hans Ihle, Senior Consultant, Nera Economic Consulting

16:40 – 16:55

Presentation: The future of pricing spectrum

Stefan Zehle, CEO, Coleago Consulting

16:55 – 17:10

Presentation

CK Foong*, Group Head of Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group

17:10 – 17:25

Presentation

Representative, Regulator

17:25 – 17:45

Discussion and Q&A Session

Stefan Zehle, CEO, Coleago Consulting
Representative, Regulator
CK Foong*, Group Head of Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group

17:45 – 19:00

Networking Cocktail Reception

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Morning

09:00 – 12:35

Session 7: Spectrum for 5G

09:00 – 09:20

Introductory Presentation

Lasse Wieweg, Chair, Spectrum Group, GSA

09:20 – 10:55

Session 7i: Preparing for 5G: Developing national strategies for roll-out and deployment

The APAC region is split when it comes to the development and roll-out of 5G. Whilst there is a strong desire by certain countries to innovate and lead in this area both regionally and globally, many others are taking a more considered approach and and watching to see what will happen. This session will look at the current state in APAC countries of strategies for 5G roll-out, and at what needs to be done in both those countries expected to be ‘first movers’ and those who are not. It will then look at some national case studies both in the region and beyond of how countries are laying the groundwork for 5G.

09:20 – 09:40

Presentation: 5G Regulatory Challenges: What can regulators (including those in countries not expected to be 'first movers') do to prepare for 5G?

Richard Womersley, Director, Spectrum Consulting, LStelcom

09:40 – 10:00

Thinking Point: 5G and spectrum strategies ahead of PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020

The Asia region is host to 2 major sporting events in the next few years - the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, with 5G technologies expected to be rolled out in time for both. What strategies are in place to deliver the spectrum to achieve this, and more generally meet the spectrum requirements for both events?
Takehiro Nakamura, VP and Director General, 5G Laboratory, NTT DOCOMO, Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee, 5GMF, Japan

10:00 – 10:20

Case Study: Rollout of 5G in China - plans and objectives

Ruoting Chang*, Bureau of Radio Regulation, MIIT China

10:20 – 10:40

Case Study: Rollout of 5G in India - plans and objectives

Sudhir Gupta*, Secretary, TRAI India

10:40 – 11:00

Morning Refreshments

11:00 – 12:20

Session 7ii: Meeting the spectrum requirements of 5G in APAC region and beyond 2020 - what will be the key requirements for 5G networks and how can they be achieved?

As 5G take-up becomes more widespread, it is clear that additional spectrum is going to be required beyond to the ‘pioneer’ bands discussed in the previous session that will be initially used for roll-out. This session will take a step back and look at the likely requirements for 5G networks following the initial launch stage, and at how these can be met. It will look at the important role that WRC-19 is expected to play in identifying bands and making spectrum available in both APAC and globally; and at where, when and how regulators in Asia should be looking to release spectrum in order to deliver a sustainable 5G infrastructure.

- What will be the key spectrum requirements to ensure a successful 5G infrastructure, and how can they be delivered?
- What will be the key bands and technologies?
- How much spectrum should Governments be looking to release, in which bands, and when?
- Will the approach of providing dedicated 5G spectrum provide the best option to meet network requirements, or is a better approach to consider the additional spectrum that is required as being an extension of the 4G/5G ecosystem?
- Should regulators be holding back spectrum in anticipation for 5G technologies to arrive, or should they be looking to release additional capacity as soon as possible so that organisations are ready to exploit it?
- To what extent is it important that a co-ordinated approach to band identification and release is seen both in Asia and globally, and what work is being done in this area?
- What key decisions are expected to be made at WRC-19, and what will this mean for the long term 5G spectrum eco-system?

11:00 – 11:10

Introductory Presentation: What will be the key spectrum requirements to ensure a successful 5G infrastructure, and how can they be delivered?

Gideon Sternfeld, Manager, Analysys Mason

11:10 – 12:20

Panel Discussion

Guillaume Mascot, Head of Government Relations APJ & India, Nokia
Gerry Oberst, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy, SES
Nevio Marinelli, Manager, Spectrum Planning Section, ACMA, Australia
Erlend Fanebust*, SVP, Head of Spectrum and Analytical Decision Support, Telenor Group

Afternoon

12:20 – 12:40

Thinking Point... Backhaul challenges and evolution trends: the role of mmw

Debora Gentina, ETSI ISG mWT

12:40 – 13:40

Lunch

13:40 – 14:35

Experts Corner - Focus on... Spectrum Auctions and Designs

13:40 – 14:00

Focus on...The US Incentive Auction - design, outcomes and lessons for the region

Gregory Attiyeh, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

14:00 – 14:20

Presentation

Jozef Svreck, CEO, Specure

14:20 – 14:35

Discussion and Q&A Session

14:35 – 15:50

Session 9: Powering the smart cities of the future

The APAC region is at the forefront of the development of smart cities, and home to some of the most innovative cities in the world. In order to power the millions of connected IoT devices that are required to enable these smart and sustainable urban environments, it is imperative that a secure and efficient spectrum network is available. Current networks need to evolve quickly to meet the new challenges that are just a few years away, and this session will look at the challenges ahead for regulators, the new technologies that are emerging and the best way forward in order to ensure that the right infrastructure is in place to enable smart cities to flourish.

- How does spectrum allocation and management fit into the wider regulatory framework for developing IoT and smart city infrastructure?
- What frequencies provide the best options to provide spectrum for the next generation of IoT connectivity in cities?
- What role can unlicenced spectrum play and what is the right mix of licenced vs unlicensed spectrum to connect the smart cities of the future?
- How important will Narrowband-IoT be for connecting devices and the smart cities of the future, and what potential does it offer in increasing spectrum efficiency and capacity? Where can the spectrum be found for this and how should it be allocated?

14:35 – 14:50

Presentation: Delivering a technology and frequency mix to power the smart cities of the future

Hakan Ohlsen, Director, Spectrum & Radio Technology Strategy, Ericsson

14:50 – 15:05

Presentation: Releasing the potential of NB-IoT

Speaker, to be confirmed

15:05 – 15:20

Presentation: Meeting the needs of Massive and Critical Machine type communications in Smart Manufacturing

Yang Guang*, Assistant Director, Department of Wireless Communications, China Mobile Research Institute

15:20 – 15:35

Country Case Study

Representative, IMDA, Singapore

15:35 – 15:50

Discussion and Q&A Session

Hakan Ohlsen, Director, Spectrum & Radio Technology Strategy, Ericsson
Yang Guang*, Assistant Director, Department of Wireless Communications, China Mobile Research Institute
Representative, IMDA, Singapore

15:50 – 15:50

End of conference

Logistics

When

Tue 2 May, 2017 08.00 to
Wed 3 May, 2017 17.00

UTC +7

 

Where

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit Road Soi 57,
Klongtan-Nua, Wattana
Bangkok
10110
Bangkok

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