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About the Organisers

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.

Supporting Partners

ENACOM

ENACOM www.enacom.gob.ar

  

ITU

ITU www.itu.int

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

 

We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

 

ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.

 
Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL)

Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) www.citel.oas.org

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The Ministry of Modernization

The Ministry of Modernization www.argentina.gob.ar/modernizacion

   

Diamond Partners

 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 approximately 115,000 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 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York

Qualcomm

Qualcomm www.qualcomm.com

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. While many of our inventions and breakthroughs reside “under the hood” of consumer electronics, they have transformed the world in a big way. They have helped propel mobile to the forefront of the technology world and to the top of consumers’ wish lists. They have created new opportunities for mobile ecosystem players — the wireless device makers, the operators, the developers and the content creators of the world. And more recently, our inventions and breakthroughs have inspired fresh, new ideas from those companies — large and small — new to the wireless space. 

 

 We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. Together, we focus on a single goal — invent mobile technology breakthroughs. We pioneered 3G and 4G — and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. 

Platinum Sponsors

Auction Technologies Inc / FTI Consulting

Auction Technologies Inc / FTI Consulting www.fticonsulting.com

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: 

ESOA

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.

Facebook

Facebook www.facebook.com

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

Intelsat

Intelsat www.intelsat.com

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

Microsoft

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.

OneWeb

OneWeb www.oneweb.world

   

Gold 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 worldwide.

 

Our customer portfolio includes most of the spectrum regulators worldwide, major network operators and commercial customers in more than 90 countries.

Event Partners

ASIET

ASIET www.asiet.lat

   

CATEL

CATEL www.catel.org.ar

The Chamber of Telecommunications Cooperatives (CATEL) is a non-profit organization that was created in mid-2006 on the initiative of a group of public service cooperatives from different parts of Argentina. Their goal was to promote the improvement and development of new services as well as the creation of a technological updating and training environment, within the framework of a changing telecommunications market.

Currently, CATEL is composed of 32 entities from the provinces of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Chubut, La Pampa, Misiones, Santa Cruz, Mendoza, Rio Negro and Santa Fé.

CABASE

CABASE www.cabase.org.ar

Founded in 1989, CABASE is an Association whose membership consists of companies and entities that provide Internet Access, Datacenter, Online Content and ITC related services.

In 1998 the 1st. NAP (Network Access Point) was launched. The CABASE Neutral Nap (also known as an IX-Internet Exchange), enables the exchange of Internet traffic between it’s members by means of an efficient, low cost and non-profit operational model.

Its main objective is to promote the growth and development of telecommunications and the Internet market through participation in fairs, exhibitions and forums, facilitating to the local and international market a point of contact with information of the Companies in the sector and participating in the elaboration of regulatory frameworks and regulatory bills of these activities.

 

CGE

CGE www.cgemetropolitana.com.ar

    

COTEL

COTEL www.cotel.com.ar

  

COMTELCA

COMTELCA www.comtelca.org

The Regional Technical Commission of Telecommunications (COMTELCA) is a regional body with legal status of International Law, by the States of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic. COMTELCA promotes the integration, harmonization and development of pubic policies on telecommunication/ICT and the Information Society, it looks after the common interests of its members and provides the opportunity to share their concerns to the different governmental institutions, regulators, and other international stakeholders. COMTELCA offers a platform for exchanging information, experiences, learning and best practices. It has four technical committees; Radiocommunications, Standardization, Development and Legal Affairs, in which its members could join and thus participate in debates and analysis on those relevant aspects and related issues of the sector.

FECOSUR

FECOSUR www.nuestrarevista.com.ar

   

GSMA

GSMA www.gsma.com

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. 

 
PolicyTracker

PolicyTracker www.policytracker.com

At PolicyTracker our mission is to explore the latest debates in spectrum management and policy and since 2004 we have been publishing the only newsletter devoted to the subject. 

 

Our premium product is the Spectrum Research Service, which features briefings, a database and analysis of spectrum policy, focussing particularly on 5G, upcoming WRCs and the policies of the key players.  We also offer bespoke research services.

 

PolicyTracker has its own online spectrum auction software and has conducted spectrum auctions in Nigeria as well as offering consultancy in this area.

 

We produce highly regarded training courses featuring acknowledged international experts, including our signature Understanding Modern Spectrum Management course and the Spectrum Auctions Masterclass.

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.

Cullen International

Cullen International www.cullen-international.com

Cullen International is an independent service provider of regulatory and competition law intelligence in the telecoms, media, digital economy and postal sectors - covering developments across Europe, Americas, the Middle East and North Africa. For over thirty years, the company’s comprehensive, neutral and timely information has been trusted by industry and official institutions alike. Cullen International’s regulatory intelligence services are complemented by topical regulatory conferences and training seminars.

 

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.

Logistics

When

Wed 5 September, 2018 09.00 to
Thu 6 September, 2018 17.00

UTC-4

 

Where

La Scala Hotel

Bernardo de Irigoyen 740, C1072AAP CABA, Argentina

 

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