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About the Organizers & Partners

Please see below the partner and sponsor details received to date.,

Details of our other confirmed partners and speakers will appear here shortly.


Event Host

Wireless World Research Forum

Wireless World Research Forum www.wwrf.ch

WWRF’s goal is to encourage research that will achieve unbounded communications to address key societal challenges for the future.


We are using the term “Wireless World” in this broad sense to address


- the support of innovation and business,


- social inclusion and


- infrastructural challenges


This will be achieved by creating a range of new technological capabilities from wide-area networks to short-range communications, machine-to-machine communications, sensor networks, wireless broadband access technologies and optical networking, along with increasing intelligence and virtualization in networks


This will support a dependable future Internet of people, knowledge and things and the development of a service universe. 

Event Partners

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) www.cwta.ca

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents wireless service providers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry, including handset and equipment manufacturers, content and application creators and business-to-business service providers.


Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) www.itac.ca

As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development  services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.


A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $170 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 36,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates over one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.9 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer.

Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC)

Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC) www.rabc-cccr.ca


The Radio Advisory Board of Canada is an "association of associations" which:


  • represents most sectors of the radiocommunication business in Canada - including: manufacturers, wireless carriers and service providers, network operators, broadcasters, public safety and national security radio network operators, and users; and
  • provides the Government of Canada with broadly based, unbiased and technically expert advice regarding the management and use of the radio frequency spectrum in Canada.



IEEE www.ieee.org

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 420,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

Platinum Sponsors

Bell Canada

Bell Canada www.bell.ca

Canada's largest communications company, Bell provides consumer, business and government customers with a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada and Bell Aliant. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). To learn more, please visit BCE.ca or Bell.ca.


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.ca

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei's 177,000 employees in over 170 countries worldwide are committed to bringing advanced communications technologies to operators, enterprises and consumers around the world. Founded in 1987, Huawei is fully owned by its employees, and has been recognized annually by Fast Company magazine as one of the world's most innovative companies.


Huawei Canada has been in operation since 2008, and now employs over 700 Canadians. Huawei's innovative wireless products and services support many of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, and Huawei's Canada Research Centre is a global leader in advanced communications technologies, including 5G. Huawei is proud to be a key part of Canada's ICT Ecosystem.


LYA www.lya.com

LYA® is an expert consulting firm active in the telecommunications and broadcasting

industry since 1993.


LYA’s services and products are focused on spectrum matters as well as on strategic

advice and research related to telecommunications and broadcasting services and



On the spectrum front, LYA supports mobile carriers, investors and regulators in license

applications, auctions, spectrum valuation and other spectrum matters since 1995. LYA

has developed its own Auction Platforms supporting different formats including

Simultaneous Multiple Round Ascending Auctions (SMRA), Combinatorial Clock Auctions

(CCA) as well as the new clock format developed for the US 600 MHz Incentive auction.

The LYA Auction Platforms have been used extensively to conduct mock auctions as well

as simulations leveraging robot bidder capabilities. LYA’s CCA Auction Platform has

independently validated results of CCA auctions. LYA also provides Auction

Management Tools to auction bidders.


LYA has been active around the world providing strategic advice, expert analysis and

leading edge research in telecommunications and broadcasting since 1993. Our focus is

on development and implementation of strategy (integrating market, technology,

network, economic, regulatory and investment analyses), due diligence reviews for

investors as well as on financial modelling, analysis and research. We provide regulatory

and policy analysis, including expert evidence. LYA is known for its in-depth expertise

coupled with rigorous quantitative analysis.


LYA conducts and publishes research as part of its c-Ahead research program and blog.

Our web sites are www.lyainternational.com and www.lya.com.


Gold Sponsors

Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.

Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. www.diginc.ca

Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. is a turnkey solutions firm providing wireless & wireline design, engineering, construction and maintenance services to telecommunication firms, utilities and government bodies. DIG’s full-service suite of offerings includes underground & aerial construction,  technical services including small cell, fibre to the building/home, DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems)  & inventory management. The Company’s head offices are located in Toronto, Ontario, with additional offices in Edmonton, Alberta.


DIG will be the premier infrastructure provider for Canadian utilities, municipal and provincial governments. Utilizing our expertise, national footprint, industry-leading control centre, safety protocols, and large fleet, we will deliver the most reliable, predictable, and time-sensitive infrastructure and environmental services for our clients with little-to-no-impact on the local community.


Freedom Mobile

Freedom Mobile www.freedommobile.ca

Freedom Mobile is a Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario.  Our mission is to bring affordable wireless voice, messaging and data services to Canadians by offering value, fairness and transparency. We began as a startup in 2009 under the Wind Mobile brand, and today we are stronger than ever as we have become part of the Shaw Communications family in a recent acquisition.  Freedom Mobile has acquired over one million valued customers and growing every day within our service areas throughout Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.  Our network has expanded and enhanced from 3G to traffic free LTE-A in our biggest markets, and is quickly rolling out to the rest of the service areas. 


Intel www.intel.com

Intel 5G: Network. Cloud. Client.

Intel is uniquely positioned to bring the worlds of wireless, computing, and cloud together in a seamlessly connected, powerfully smart 5G future.

Silver Sponsor

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”.


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. A truly global company, we are 160 nationalities working in more than 100 countries.


Rogers Communication Canada Inc.

Rogers Communication Canada Inc. www.rogers.com

Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that's working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media.


Almost all of our operations and sales are in Canada. We have a highly skilled and diversified workforce of approximately 25,200 employees. Our head office is in Toronto, Ontario and we have numerous offices across Canada.

Event Organizers

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.



Wed May 31, 2017 08.30 to
Thu June 1, 2017 16.00




Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa

2 Montcalm St, Gatineau QC J8X 4B4, Canada

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