Global Spectrum Series

Organisers and Partners

Event Organisers

Forum Global

Forum Global www.forum-global.com

Forum Global specialises 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.

Diamond Sponsors

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

Qualcomm

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.

Ericsson

Ericsson www.ericsson.com

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

Platinum Sponsors

Copenhagen Economics

Copenhagen Economics www.copenhageneconomics.com

We know how to find the pitfalls and opportunities in spectrum auctions. The Auctions Service at Copenhagen Economics is a dedicated team of auctions and telecoms specialists. We bring experience from over 20 high-stakes spectrum awards to help you plan for and execute your next spectrum auction. We can help prepare your team through analysis and simulations, develop efficient bidding strategies to meet your objectives and give cool-headed advice during the auction. Whether you are a potential bidder, or regulator needing to design and implement an auction, we can advise you on design, process and logistics, and deliver tailored analytical software solutions and auction platforms.

Coleago Consulting

Coleago Consulting www.coleago.co.uk

Coleago Consulting is a specialist telecoms strategy consulting firm advising operators and regulators world-wide. Coleago is recognised within the industry as one of the leading specialists in spectrum related matters. Coleago’s team of spectrum specialists has delivered more than 70 spectrum consultation, valuation and auction bid strategy projects around the world. Our regulatory and spectrum related projects include spectrum and technology strategy, regulatory advocacy, licence renewal, administered spectrum allocations,  as well as studies and reports for the GSMA, regulators and other stakeholders such as “Best Practice in Spectrum Renewal and Pricing” for the World Bank.

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions www.motorolasolutions.com

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication products and services for 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 on-going news, please visit our media center or subscribe to our news feed.

Silver Sponsors

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.

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.

Specure - IT GmbH

Specure - IT GmbH 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.

Furthermore Specure offers a crowd-sourced quality measurement software which follows the recommendations of the BEREC to measure mobile and fixed internet connections.

More information on www.specure.com

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

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.

 

In the area of spectrum management, we assist regulators in developing spectrum policy, awarding spectrum and setting spectrum fees. Our consultants have conducted several high-profile spectrum-related studies for regulators such as the European Commission, AKOS (Slovenia), ANRT (Morocco), BIPT (Belgium), ICASA (South Africa), Ofcom (UK) and TRA (UAE).

 

We also support operators in understanding their spectrum needs, valuing spectrum and bidding in auctions. Our consultants have supported bidders in over 40 spectrum awards in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and South America. 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.

Supporting Partner

African Telecommunications Union (ATU)

African Telecommunications Union (ATU) www.atu-uat.org

Brief History

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.

GSMA

GSMA www.gsma.com

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.

 

For more information, follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

Global VSAT Forum (GVF) www.gvf.org

GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry.  Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.  Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries.  The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.  For more information, please visit www.gvf.org.

SAMENA Telecommunications Council

SAMENA Telecommunications Council www.samenacouncil.org

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications association that represents over 40 telecommunications operators in 25 markets, representing an aggregate subscriber base of 790 million mobile users, including mobile broadband users, 79 million fixed-line users, and 22 million fixed broadband users. The Council’s membership embodies a community of telecom operators, manufacturers, government bodies, academia, and leading global management consultancy organizations. SAMENA Council’s Board of Directors and member companies include the largest regional operators and global multi-network operators as well as new competitive entrants, whereas Dr. Nasser Marafi (Group CEO – Ooredoo) is the Chariman of the Board of Directors. SAMENA Council focuses on digitization and broadband investment policies, and aims to promote beneficial regulation and governance that further industry evolution, as well as cooperation among key ICT industry stakeholders. 

 

 

Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG)

The Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) was established in 1997 to cooperate in the field of Spectrum Management by sharing and exchanging views on the emerging radio communication aspects as well as to manage and coordinate all issues related to Spectrum Management, World Radiocommunications Conferences and other spectrum matters between Arab States. 

 

The ASMG proffers its 22 members the opportunity of:

 

oHarmonizing spectrum use between Arab countries

oNegotiating and developing common Arab proposals for the agenda items of World Radio Conference (WRC) held every four years at the ITU.

oAssessing the progress of the studies pertaining to the agenda items of World Radio Conferences

oCoordinating among member states on all issues related to the Spectrum Management.

 
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation http://www.cto.int/

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum is an annual 3-day event which breaks brings together government ministers, senior officals, the private sector and civil society representatives from Commonwealth countries and beyond, as well as leaders of UN agencies and multilateral bodies to discuss common concerns and opportunities for ICTs . The 2015 edition, themed “Towards a Connected Commonwealth” will elaborate on the following issues:

 

·         Increasing international capacity, especially for landlocked countries
·         Establishing a regulatory environment to encourage investment and innovation
·         Maximising broadband through equitable access
·         Governance and security of the Internet
·         Utilising e-connectivity for health, learning, agriculture and commerce

·         Financing low population-density rural infrastructure

 

 

 

 

Logistics

When

Thursday 11 December, 2014
09.00 to 17.00

AST

 

Where

The Oryx Rotana Hotel

Al Nahda School Street
Airport Road
Doha
Qatar

Tel: +974 4402 3333

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