About the Organisers

Forum Europe would like to thank all of the event sponsors and partners for helping to make the 11th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference such a resounding success.


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 Partners

Auction Technologies Inc / FTI Consulting

Auction Technologies Inc / FTI Consulting

Founded in 2006 by Dr. David Salant, a leading expert on auctions and game theory, Auction Technologies Inc. (ATI) provides auction design, management, and bidding strategy advisory services, including auction software, to businesses, governments, and other market participants. ATI consults to clients in many industries including energy, telecommunications, natural resources, and commodities. ATI has served clients in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and has advised government agencies or bidders on almost every single spectrum auction that has taken place world-wide since 1994. For more information: www.auction-technologies.net 


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


Ericsson www.ericsson.com

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.


Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2 billion subscribers.


We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.


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.


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


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.

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions www.motorolasolutions.com

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for government and enterprise customers. Our products enable seamless communications among government and public safety customers around the world, helping them carry out the mission-critical tasks that keep our communities safe. Our products also touch every part of the supply chain from the back-end transportation and logistics to the front-end, customer-facing experience. You can find our products at work in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, education, utilities, transportation and logistics, and government services.

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 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 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

Event Partner


GSMA www.gsma.con

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. 


For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA. 

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.


Inmarsat www.inmarsat.com

As the industry leader and pioneer of mobile satellite communications, Inmarsat has been powering global connectivity for more than three decades.


We offer an unrivalled portfolio of global satcom solutions and value-added services to keep you connected at all times – whether travelling on land, at sea or in the air. No matter where your business takes you, you can rely on Inmarsat for all your mission-critical communications.

Wider Spectrum Group

Wider Spectrum Group www.widerspectrum.org

The Wider Spectrum Group (WSG) brings together several organisations representing civil society as well as employee and employer representatives. Together these organisations represent the interests of listeners and viewers, workers and businesses in the field of audiovisual, radio, live performances, programme-making and special events. WSG members share a common view on the need to ensure European and national policies regarding frequency allocation preserves the potential for European growth, innovation and sustainable employment.

Silver Sponsors


Intel www.intel.com

Intel Corporation is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available ‘conflict-free’ microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.eu and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com

InterConnect Communications

InterConnect Communications www.icc-uk.com

InterConnect Communications is a UK based and globally focused consulting and training company specialising in communications sector strategy, policy and technology.  The company has successfully advised clients for over 30 years, helping them to adapt and thrive in periods of explosive growth and change.  InterConnect has been at the forefront of spectrum management over the past 20 years and has aided many National Regulatory Authorities worldwide in the development of their spectrum policies, regulations and supporting planning processes. In addition to ongoing work in the areas of spectrum policy, economics and engineering, the company is increasingly involved in 5G networks and in demands for spectrum arising from the growth of the Internet of Things

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).

Cocktail Host

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. 


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.

Badge Sponsor

Allied Spectrum Associates

Allied Spectrum Associates www.alliedspectrumassociates.com

Allied Spectrum Associates are a specialist in radio spectrum regulation with focus in particular on the shared use of spectrum. We have expertise in all facets of spectrum sharing regulation, whether it is Licensed Shared Access (LSA) or TVWS.

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.


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 .

Association of Professional Wireless Production Technology

Association of Professional Wireless Production Technology 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. 



Wed 22 June, 2016 09.00 to
Thu 23 June, 2016 17.00




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