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About the Organizers & Partners

Event Organizers

Forum Global

Forum Global forum-global.com

Forum Global events are where people and policy meet. We specialise in policy-focused conferences and events throughout the world. Developed in partnership with businesses, institutions and governments, our events provide a platform to engage in topical  discussions, strengthen networks and progress ideas in a balanced and neutral setting.

 

Forum Global is the international arm of Forum Europe - the leading event management & conference production specialist dedicated to EU policy. Since our inception in 2012, we have delivered major international conferences across 33 countries in five continents, engaging policymakers and industry at national and regional levels around the world. We are tech policy experts - we pioneered international event initiatives focused on IoT and 5G, and are the creators of the world’s largest series of global conferences on wireless spectrum management issues, the Global Spectrum Series.

 

Platinum Sponsors

AT&T

AT&T www.att.com

AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation’s strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage and we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and secure cloud solutions

CBRS Alliance

CBRS Alliance www.cbrsalliance.com

 

The CBRS Alliance is a coalition of organizations that represent a multitude of industries sharing one common belief: that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. The CBRS Alliance member companies are dedicated to developing innovative wireless solutions that maximize CBRS’ full potential. The mission of the organization is three-fold:

 

Evangelize LTE-based CBRS technology, use cases and business opportunities

Drive technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator LTE capabilities

Establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability

The CBRS Alliance was founded by Access Technologies, Federated Wireless, Nokia, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless and Intel in 2016, and now includes 70+ members, including key U.S. mobile and cable operators. Members are working together to encourage trials and commercial deployments using shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band to enable better in-building and outdoor coverage as well as wireless network capacity expansion. Alliance members are building LTE-based solutions for the CBRS band.

 
CTIA

CTIA www.ctia.org/

CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. From carriers and equipment manufacturers to mobile app developers and content creators, we bring together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st Century connected life.

 

As the voice of America’s wireless industry, CTIA:

 

Advocates for legislative and regulatory policies at federal, state, and local levels that foster the continued innovation, investment and increasing economic impact of America’s wireless industry. CTIA is active on a wide range of issues including spectrum policy, wireless infrastructure, and the Internet of Things, among others.

 

Convenes the industry to tackle our most difficult challenges and coordinates voluntary best practices and initiatives. CTIA works with members to develop test plans and certification processes for mobile devices, coordinates with members and other industry leaders to ensure the security of mobile networks and devices, and leads industry initiatives to enhance accessibility, improve 9-1-1 location accuracy, deter phone theft and encourage safe driving.

 

Promotes our members through numerous campaigns aimed at building awareness among policymakers and the general public, as well as through industry-leading events on topics ranging from cybersecurity to 5G.

 

For more information, visit CTIA’s website at ctia.org or follow CTIA on Twitter: @CTIA

Economists Incorporated

Economists Incorporated www.ei.com

Economists Incorporated is a premier consulting firm specializing in the application of economic and statistical methods to the fields of law and economics, business strategy, and public policy. For nearly 40 years, economists at EI have used cutting edge techniques to assist governments, corporate clients, and law firms engaged in complex strategic, regulatory, and legal matters. Experts at EI are recognized leaders in their areas of expertise, including competition policy, auctions and market design, labor and employment, finance, and regulated industries. We draw on this expertise to provide our clients with accurate analysis and results.

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting www.fticonsulting.com

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. 

Google

Google www.google.com

  

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.

 

OneWeb

OneWeb www.oneweb.world

OneWeb is building a global constellation of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that will provide low latency, high speed broadband to even the most remote locations on Earth. Our satellites will deliver high-speed Internet to small user terminals that can be used for residential or business purposes. Terminals can be mounted on schools or buildings or on cell towers for backhaul; they can also provide full mobile connectivity for maritime, aero, or connected cars.  OneWeb's mission is to connect all the unconnected schools of the world, and to fully bridge the digital divide by 2027, bringing affordable access to more than 4 billion unconnected people around the world. OneWeb already has over USD1billion from investors such as Grupo Salinas, SoftBank, Hughes, Coca Cola, Intelsat and Virgin.  We expect to launch our first satellites in the near future; to begin customer trials in 2019; and to have full global coverage by 2023.

SES

SES www.ses.com

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 16 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions. SES’s portfolio includes SES Americom, one of the earliest operators of commercial GEO satellites, SES Government Solutions, which is exclusively focused on the needs of the U.S. Government, as well as GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between SES and the Luxembourg government. SES also owns the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest DTH television reach in Europe, MX1, a leading media service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both linear and digital distribution, and O3b, the only non-geostationary system delivering fibre-like broadband services. Further information available at: www.ses.com

T-Mobile

T-Mobile www.t-mobile.com

As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to approximately 59 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit www.t-mobile.com.

Verizon

Verizon www.verizon.com

Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 100 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 180,900.

WinnForum

WinnForum www.wirelessinnovation.org

Established in 1996, the Wireless Innovation Forum™ comprises an international group of equipment vendors, subsystem vendors, software developers, technology developers, communication service providers, research and engineering organizations, academic institutions, government users, regulators and other interested parties who share the common business interests of advancing technologies supporting the innovative utilization of spectrum and the development of wireless communications systems, including essential or critical communications systems.

Gold Sponsors

Echostar

Echostar www.echostar.com

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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. 

Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL)

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

CITEL aims to facilitate and promote the integral and sustainable development of interoperable, innovative and reliable telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the Americas, under the principle of universality, equity and affordability, with a vision of full integration of the America States into the Global Information Society. Additionally enabling and accelerating social, economic and environmentally sustainable development for all the region’s inhabitants through the development of telecommunications and ICTs.

Policy Tracker

Policy Tracker 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.

The Satellite Industry Association

The Satellite Industry Association www.sia.org

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) was formed in 1995 by several major US satellite companies as a forum to discuss issues and develop industry-wide positions on shared business, regulatory and policy interests.

 

SIA grew out of the Satellite Super Skyway Coalition, a voluntary alliance of major satellite players, galvanized into action in early 1993 when the U.S. Government began advancing the idea of a Global Information Infrastructure (GII). The success of the coalition in defining the role of satellites in the GII strengthened ties between major industry players and sowed the seeds for what today is the Satellite Industry Association.

 

Since that time, SIA has developed into a full service 501(c) (6) trade association representing the commercial satellite industry. SIA has established active working groups involved with a host of policy issues including: regulatory issues (satellite licensing, spectrum allocation and regulatory policy); government services, public safety, export control policy, and international trade issues. SIA is now a recognized focal point for the U.S. satellite industry in Washington, D.C., representing and advocating industry positions with key policy makers on Capitol Hill and with the White House, Federal Communication Commission and most Executive Branch departments and agencies.

Knowledge Partners

Aetha

Aetha www.aethaconsulting,com

Aetha Consulting provides strategic advice to the telecommunications industry and specialises in undertaking rigorous data-driven quantitative assessments to help businesses, regulators and policy makers make major strategic and regulatory decisions. We work with our clients to develop creative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing them in a constantly changing environment.

 

Aetha helps operators and regulators to analyse the opportunities and threats arising out of changes (whether real or proposed) in their radio spectrum holdings. Throughout the recent unprecedented growth of wireless services, Aetha's staff have been at the forefront of spectrum policy. Our consultants have assisted regulators to award spectrum and develop regulatory frameworks, including supporting the European Commission to tackle issues such as spectrum trading and the digital dividend.

 

We also support operators to understand their spectrum needs, value spectrum and bid in auctions. Each year we support 10-15 bidders in spectrum auctions - a total of over 80 award processes between mid-2011 and 2017 across all regions of the world. Our technical knowledge, combined with our rigorous valuation modelling approach, ensures that our clients are comprehensively prepared for auctions.

Nera

Nera 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.

The Global Spectrum Series

Logistics

When

Tue September 24, 2019 08.30 to
Wed September 25, 2019 18.00

EST

 

Where

National Press Club

529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, USA

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Downloads

The Global Spectrum Series Sponsorship brochure

 

 

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