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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.

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.

Federated Wireless

Federated Wireless www.federatedwireless.com

Federated Wireless is leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution, unlocking a spectrum of possibilities by eliminating the decades-old problem of spectrum scarcity. Federated Wireless offers the industry’s first Spectrum Controller, enabling government and commercial users to securely share the same spectrum band for delivering high-performance wireless services without impacting quality of service. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Federated Wireless is removing the multi-billion dollar price tag associated with spectrum access, allowing for the creation of new wireless carriers and business models. For more information please visit, www.federatedwireless.com. 

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

  

GSC

GSC https://gscoalition.org/

The Global Satellite Coalition (GSC) brings together the world's satellite associations to drive industry priorities with one voice, unlocking opportunities for industry growth and ensuring the future for millions of stakeholders who depend on satellite-based solutions. The GSC’s ultimate objective is to secure an ecosystem that allows every world citizen to be connected.  The GSC’s priority is to advocate the role of satellite in achieving complete connectivity from contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Broadband Commission’s connectivity objectives to realizing the Network of Networks required for 5G. In addition, it will work on ensuring satellite services are an essential element of national broadband strategies, universal service programs and disaster preparedness efforts.

L3 Harris Technologies

L3 Harris Technologies www.harris.com

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in 130 countries.

LYA

LYA www.LYA.com

LYA® is an expert consultant to the telecommunications and broadcasting industry focused on strategic advice, research and spectrum matters including auctions.

 

LYA’s focus is on providing value-added services in development and implementation of strategy and business plans, investment analysis, support of acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence reviews and financial modelling. We provide regulatory and policy analysis, including expert evidence, and auction consulting services. LYA’s clients include mobile carriers, investors and regulators. 

 

LYA has independently developed Auction Platforms supporting different formats (SMRA, CCA, and clock auctions). LYA’s Auction Platforms have been used extensively to conduct mock auctions and simulations leveraging robot bidder capabilities. The Platforms are secure and configurable for use by auctioneers. The LYA team brings experience and expertise across different auction formats, spectrum bands and applications around the world.

 

LYA also offers its clients the ability to conduct private auctions of spectrum licenses or other assets and handles all key tasks supporting the sale. Please visit www.LYA.com for more details.

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.

Starry

Starry https://starry.com

Starry is a new internet service provider reimagining how consumers connect to the internet by deploying high-capacity, affordable, fixed wireless broadband using its own innovative millimeter wave technology. This technology allows Starry to offer high-speed internet access to consumers for just $50/month with no bundles, long-term contracts, data caps, or hidden fees, inclusive of installation, 24/7 customer care, and all equipment. Starry is headquartered in Boston and backed by world-class investors.

The C-Band Alliance

The C-Band Alliance www.C-BandAlliance.com

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) was formed in October 2018 by the four leading global satellite operators – Intelsat (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG), Eutelsat (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telesat.  The role of the CBA is to implement the safe and efficient clearing and repurposing of midā€band spectrum in the U.S., accelerating the deployment of 5G services and innovation, serving all Americans. The CBA is designed to act as a facilitator as described in the companies’ breakthrough, market-based proposal to clear a portion of C-band spectrum under a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeding.  Follow our mission…visit www.C-BandAlliance.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.

UbiquitiLink

UbiquitiLink www.ubiquitilink.com

UbiquitiLink is building a global constellation of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that will provide direct connectivity to standard mobile phones.  No change to the phone is required — no change in hardware or software.  This enables affordable connectivity everywhere on Earth.  While other satellite systems require a user terminal, our system eliminates the need for a user terminal.  The phone in your pocket is the user terminal.   UbiquitiLink solves a fundamental economic barrier to expanding coverage into remote areas — mobile towers are expensive to install, to maintain and operate.  UbiquitiLink will sell our service wholesale to MNOs, and MNOs will provide a retail service to their subscribers.  UbiquitiLink’s vision is that nobody should ever die because they have a phone in their pocket and they are not connected.    

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 Hughes

Echostar Hughes www.echostar.com


EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe through its Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments.

 

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES®), the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services, operates HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.3 million customers across the Americas. HughesON™ managed services provide complete connectivity solutions for enterprises and governments. The Hughes JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, powering community Wi-Fi hotspot solutions, cellular backhaul and maritime and aeronautical mobility applications.

Intel

Intel www.intel.com

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Intel expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Additional information about Intel is available at intel.com

LS Telcom

LS Telcom www.lstelcom.com

LS telcom AG is an ISO-certified, worldwide leading provider of system solutions and consulting services for efficient spectrum management, radio monitoring and radio network planning (mobile broadband, IoT, critical communications, broadcast, etc.). Since its foundation in 1992, LS telcom has supported National Regulatory Authorities, International Institutions, Network Operators, Equipment Manufacturers and System Integrators to address challenges in radio communications.  Through its global footprint of serving customers in more than 100 countries on five continents, LS telcom has gathered significant know-how and experience from around the world. Headquartered in Lichtenau, Germany, LS telcom currently employs more than 250 people worldwide with subsidiaries in the US, Canada, France, UK, South Africa, UAE and China.  LS telcom invests substantial resources in research and development to be ahead of technology trends. To remain up to date with international regulations, standards and technology, LS telcom is a sector member of the ITU and actively participates in radio communications programs with prestigious universities and research institutes around the world.

Event Partners

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.

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.

Ultra Wide Band Alliance (UWBA)

Ultra Wide Band Alliance (UWBA) https://uwballiance.org/

The Ultra Wide Band Alliance (UWBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to orchestrate, drive, and promote end-to-end vendor agnostic interoperability built upon current and newly-emerging standards such as IEEE 802.15.4z. We work to advance and protect unlicensed UWB bands that use non-interfering technologies to more efficiently share the radio spectrum, and to increase the regulatory adoption of UWB worldwide.

Supporting Partners

North American Broadcasters Association (NABA)

North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) nabanet.com

NABA is a non-profit association of broadcasting organizations in Canada, United States and Mexico committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters locally and internationally. 

NAB

NAB www.nab.org

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GVF

GVF gvf.org

GVF is the only global non-profit association of the satellite industry.  Founded in 1997 and headquartered in London, it brings together organizations from around the world representing the satellite ecosystem that are engaged in the development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers, commercial and government organizations worldwide.  GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, which is achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders.

For more details visit our website www.gvf.org or contact us on info@gvf.org.

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.

Refreshment Sponsors

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells https://www.hoganlovells.com/

The Hogan Lovells Washington, D.C.-based Communications and Satellite practice has a top-tier global reach. Responsive, practical, and strategic, our regulatory and corporate teams collaborate on the most complex transactions, spectrum auctions, and joint ventures. We are uniquely positioned among all D.C.-based and international law firms to provide end-to-end regulatory and corporate advice for any TMT transaction, with deep bench strength. We represent clients on every side of the table: operators, manufacturers, investors (financial and strategic), sovereigns, industry groups, joint venture partners, traditional space operators, and every type of TMT sector, including cutting edge innovations.

The Global Spectrum Series

Logistics

When

Tue September 24, 2019 09.00 to
Wed September 25, 2019 16.20

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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