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About the Organisers

Event Organisers

Forum Global

Forum Global www.forum-global.com

Forum Global specializes 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.

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.

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

 

Nokia

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. 

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.

Platinum Sponsors

Coleago

Coleago 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

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.

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 world wide.

 

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

Event Partners

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. 

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 Consuilting

NERA Economic Consuilting 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.