Global Spectrum Series 2014

Organisers & Partners

Event organiser

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

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent www.alcatel-lucent.com

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.

Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, recognition for the company’s continued addition to its world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance.  In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com and follow the Company on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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.

The European Satellite Operators' Association

The European Satellite Operators' Association www.esoa.net

 

ESOA is a non-profit European organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of European satellite operators. The Association is the reference point for the European satellite operators industry and today represents the interests of 10 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe.

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

Lemay-Yates Associates

Lemay-Yates Associates www.lya.com

LYA International Inc. is an expert consulting firm affiliated with Lemay-Yates Associates Inc. (LYA®). LYA has been providing strategic advice and value-added expertise to the telecommunications industry since 1993. Our focus is on development and implementation of strategy, integrating market, technology, network, economic, regulatory and investment analyses. We provide regulatory and policy analysis, including expert evidence. We support bidders with strategic and tactical advice in preparation for and during spectrum license auctions. We are experts in financial modelling and analysis and also conduct quantitative market research.

 

LYA has an in-house developed Auction Platform and Game Simulator which supports large and complex auctions using either CCA or SMRA format. The Platform is a software tool for evaluation of rule set options, for conducting mock auctions and for simulation of auction game outcomes, including use of robotic bidders. LYA also provides Auction Management Tools as part of bid room support.

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions www.motorolasolutions.com

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and 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.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our media center or subscribe to our news feed.

Specure by Alladin - IT

Specure by Alladin - IT www.specure.com

Specure is an international spectrum auction consulting company and a developer of trendsetting spectrum auction platform. Specure services cover the whole lifecycle of spectrum auction: from design of auction rules, through software implementation, trainings, auction execution to evaluation of auction results. Consulting services are provided on exclusive basis, either to regulator running the auction or operator participating in the auction. Since 2008, Specure has participated in numerous spectrum auctions within central Europe, either as a software vendor or specialized consultant. Specure is a trademark of alladin-IT OG, Austria and Martes s.r.o., Slovakia. More information at www.specure.com

Gold Sponsors

Qualcomm, Inc

Qualcomm, Inc 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.

SES

SES www.ses.com

SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide.

 

We own and operate a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites that are complemented by a network of teleports and offices located around the globe. This far-reaching infrastructure enables our customers to reach 99% of the world’s population and places SES at the heart of the global communications chain.

 

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.

Silver Sponsors

Adaptrum

Adaptrum www.adaptrum.com

Adaptrum is a Silicon Valley based startup developing wireless technologies and market based mechanisms to enable new multi use network infrastructure and service models to meet the growing wireless broadband demand.

Adaptrum was an active participant in the FCC TV Whitespace Device Testing in 2008 and was instrumental in helping pass the FCC TV Whitespace rules in November 2008 and September 2010.

 

In 2011, Adaptrum became the first company to demonstrate a fully functional TV Whitespace radio system that conforms to the FCC Whitespace emission rules while offering superior performance and flexibility over a wide tuning range in the spectrum below 1 GHz.

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.

iConectiv

iConectiv www.iconectiv.com

Telcordia Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson, doing business as iconectiv, develops market leading solutions that enable operators to interconnect networks, devices, and applications critical to evolving the global telecommunications marketplace.

 

Our innovative and flexible Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Platform, with initial support for the TV White Spaces, was designed for extensibility and supports ASA/LSA and SAS (Spectrum Access System) in the USA.   

 

iconectiv's powerful, trusted, neutral solutions for the telecommunications industry includes number portability clearinghouses, mobile messaging services, anti-theft mobile device registries, spectrum sharing databases and other interconnection information services. iconectiv's portfolio of solutions are used by more than 1,000 operators, regulators and content providers and are currently used to provide services to over 1 billion end users.

 

For more information visit www.iconectiv.com 

InterConnect Communications (ICC)

InterConnect Communications (ICC) www.icc-uk.com/

InterConnect Communications is an established and widely respected consulting company specialising in Wireless & spectrum matters, communications sector strategy, policy and associated regulatory frameworks. 

 

The company was established in 1984 and over the years, we have assisted governments, regulators operators, vendors, and private sectors in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa to introduce telecommunications sector reform, establish independent regulatory authorities, develop fair and transparent regulatory frameworks, develop wireless networks, create spectrum and technologies roadmaps, and procure spectrum management and monitoring systems.

Our key service areas cover general policy and regulation, spectrum management including engineering, policy, and economics, wireless systems and standards including end-to-end network design, modelling and due diligence, and internet infrastructure and governance.

In addition to our consulting services, InterConnect also organises the highly successful TRMC Master Classes which are attended by industry players from across the world.

 

Tel :  01291 638400  Fax :  01291 638401

Address :  Merlin House, Station Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Postcode :  NP16 5PB  Country :  United Kingdom

Website :  http://www.icc-uk.com

LS telcom

LS telcom www.lstelcom.com

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

Smith Institute

Smith Institute www.smithinst.co.uk

The Smith Institute is an independent supplier of system design, assessment and analysis, drawing on core expertise in advanced mathematics and algorithms.  Among our focus areas is the design of combinatorial clock auctions and the quality assurance of their implementation.


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), NPT (Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority), AKOS (Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia), Industry Canada and the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority).

TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA)

TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) www.tandcca.com

The TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) is leading the evolution of TETRA and other similar technologies into the broadband world, working with standards bodies 3GPP and ETSI to ensure the standardisation of  critical communications and with regulatory bodies to ensure that there is sufficient spectrum to meet operational requirements.

Cocktail Sponsor

BNE

BNE 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. 

 

Broadcast Networks Europe aims to:

 

• Provide a forum for information exchange and cooperation on topics of common interest between Members to ensure that the economics of supply by the Broadcast Network Operators sector remains attractive to the market over time.

• Sustain and nurture the long term market opportunity for the distribution of content and data via terrestrial broadcast networks by: ‚ó¶optimising terrestrial platform developments (and realize European-wide economies of scale)

• Ensure availability of maximum spectrum for current and future developments of platforms.

• Represent the commercial interests of Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators with regards to policy developments and regulatory intervention by European Institutions.

Knowledge Partners

Aetha Consulting

Aetha Consulting 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 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.

Exhibitors

The Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies (APWPT)

The Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies (APWPT) www.apwpt.org

The professional event production (concerts, conferences, sport events, elections, entertainment, etc.) require a lot of frequencies (radio spectrum) to run wireless microphones, In Ear Monitoring, audio links, intercom, wireless video cameras and wireless data links for remote control management of lighting and sound. Today available spectrum becomes scarcer and scarcer.

The APWPT promotes on an international level the efficient and demand-driven provision and use of production frequencies for professional event productions as well as safeguarding such production frequencies for the users on the long run.

APWPT is an independent association, working for the benefit of all professionals who use radio spectrum.

Mission:
This association promotes on an international level the efficient and demand-driven provision and use of production frequencies for professional event productions as well as safeguarding such production frequencies for the users on the long run.

Tektronix

Tektronix www.tek.com

For more than sixty-five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.

Logistics

When

Tue 17 June, 2014 08.30 to
Wed 18 June, 2014 17.00

CET

 

Where

The Management Centre Europe, Brussels

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
Brussels, 1050
Belgium

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Forum Europe