Agenda

Monday 25 April, 2016

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome Remarks

Representatives from Forum Global, ITU, APT & NBTC

09:15 – 10:30

Keynote Session: Developing a coordinated and future-looking spectrum policy environment for the Asia-Pacific region.

09:15 – 09:30

Keynote Presentation

Areewan Haorangsi , Secretary General, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

09:30 – 09:45

Keynote Presentation

Vadim Nozdrin , Counsellor, Radiocommunication Bureau , ITU

09:45 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation

Magnus Ewerbring , Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, APAC, Ericsson

10:00 – 10:15

Keynote Presentation

Qiu Heng , President of Wireless Marketing Operations, Huawei

10:15 – 10:30

Keynote Presentation

Paul Brown-Kenyon , President, APSCC

10:30 – 10:50

Morning Coffee

10:50 – 12:30

Session 2: Post WRC-15: Outcomes and impact on the Asia-Pacific region.

This session will look at the key outcomes from WRC-15, and at what the decisions that have been made will mean for spectrum stakeholders in the region. Focus will be given on agenda item 1.1 and the other key Als for spectrum stakeholders, and also at looking forward to WRC-19 and what the key issues will be there.

10:50 – 11:20

Fireside Chat: Overview of key outcomes from WRC-15 and what this means for the Asia Pacific region

Vadim Nozdrin , Counsellor, Radiocommunication Bureau , ITU
Alan Jamieson , Chair, APG-15 (APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC15)

11:20 – 12:30

Quickfire Panel Discussion

Each panelist will have 5 minutes to give their thoughts on the key outcomes of WRC-15, which will then be followed by a moderated Q&A and discussion.
Moderator: Alan Jamieson , Chair, APG-15 (APT Conference Preparatory Group for WRC15)
Bharat Bhatia , Regional Director, APME,, Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions
Ahmed Nadeem , Head of Studio Technology and Training, ABU
Gregg Daffner , Chairman, CASBAA Wireless Action Group &, CEO, GapSat
Lasse Wieweg , Chair, Spectrum Group, GSA

Afternoon

12:30 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 15:15

Session 3: Digital migration - current situation and strategies ahead

The digital switchover in the Asia Pacific region is ongoing, with countries at various stages in the switchover process and also facing up to differing challenges depending on factors such as market conditions. For example, where over-the-air television is popular, one challenge is ensuring that digital terrestrial television is affordable; whereas when alternative platforms to digital are popular and penetration of pay-television is strong, it is more important to find an approach that makes digital terrestrial television attractive to viewers. This session will look at the overall situation across the region, the progress being made, how these challenges are being overcome, and the likelihood of countries hitting the targets that have been set.

13:45 – 13:55

Presentation: The current situation in the region –information about the status of the transition.

Istvan Bozsoki , Head, Spectrum Management and Broadcasting Division, ITU

13:55 – 14:10

Presentation: Broadcast Perspective

Ahmed Nadeem , Head of Studio Technology and Training, ABU

14:10 – 14:25

Presentation: Mobile Perspective

Joe Guan , Spectrum Policy Manager, Asia Pacific, GSMA

14:25 – 14:40

Presentation: Case Study – Vietnam

Le Van Tuan , Deputy Director General, Authority of Radio Frequency Management, , Ministry of Information and Communications of S.R of Vietnam

14:40 – 14:55

Presentation: Case Study - Australia

Nevio Marinelli , Manager, Spectrum Planning Section, ACMA

14:55 – 15:15

Panel Discussion and Q&A

15:15 – 15:30

Afternoon Coffee

15:30 – 16:50

Session 4: Releasing the potential of the 700MHz band in Asia

TThe majority of countries across Asia Pacific have now committed to following the APT 700Mhz bandplan, with the general consensus both in the region and in many countries elsewhere that it offers more efficiency and flexibility than alternative plans that have been put forward. There are still different choices that regulators face when implementing the bandplan, and also on deciding channel size and the range of blocks of spectrum to be allocated. This session will look at the current status of allocation across the region, the various approaches that are now in place and those which are being proposed. With the decision taken at WRC-15 to globally harmonize the allocation of 700Mhz band for IMT and more and more regions seemingly following the APT plan, it will look at what this means for countries in the region, particularly in areas such as economies of scale and others. As the future shape of the 700Mhz band across the region starts to become clearer, look at the best way forward in unlocking the full economic and social benefits of this valuable spectrum.

15:30 – 15:45

Allocating the 700Mhz band - current status & approaches. Should licences be automatically given to existing users or go to auction?

Hans-Martin Ihle , Senior Consultant, NERA Consulting

15:45 – 16:00

Looking further ahead – to what extent should countries be considering the 800Mhz band when deciding their approach to 700Mhz?

Fiodor Stankevitch , Director of Spectrum Management Projects, Middle East, Asia, Africa, ATDI

16:00 – 16:15

Case Study: The approach to the 700Mhz band in key countries in the region

Scott Minehane , Principal, Windsor Place Consulting Pty Ltd

16:15 – 16:30

Case Study: Bangladesh

Md Nurannabi , Deputy Director, Spectrum Division, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

16:30 – 16:50

Panel Discussion and Q&A

16:50 – 17:05

Presentation: ITU R-D-T, Intersectoral activities on human exposure to electromagnetic fields

Haim Mazar , Vice Chairman Study Group 5 (Terrestrial Services), ITU-R

17:10 – 18:30

ITU Spectrum Management Workshop I: Assessing National Spectrum Management Practices, developing Spectrum Management Master Plans and National Table of Frequency Allocations (NTFA)

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 10:50

Session 5: Achieving the global vision for 5G – meeting the spectrum requirements

A major part of the discussions at WRC-15 was to set some of the key topics for discussion for WRC-19, and in particular bands to be considered for 5G technologies. The outcomes have seen a focus on the ‘millimeter’ bands (above 24 Ghz), with 11 bands in that range identified for consideration. This decision, whilst meaning that a more concise and workable list of options is now on the table, excludes many bands that were promoted by mobile equipment manufacturers, as well as delegations from some Asian countries. This session will look at what this means for the future shape of a 5G ecosystem, at the extent to which these millimeter bands can meet the spectrum requirements and where (if anywhere) lower frequency bands may also be necessary. It will also look at what the decisions at WRC-15 mean for the future use of spectrum in the 6Ghz – 20Ghz range for 5G and for those other bands not identified for consideration. More generally it will focus on the work that now needs to be done prior to WRC-19 to ensure that the correct decisions are made on spectrum assignment for 5G, and to ensure a smooth deployment in 2020.

Moderator: tbc

09:00 – 09:15

Presentation: Fuelling the 5G future: understanding and delivering the spectrum requirements

Tim Miller , Partner, Plum Consulting

09:15 – 09:30

Presentation: Spectrum to connect the future network society

Håkan Ohlsén , Director, Spectrum and Radio Technology Strategy, Ericsson

09:30 – 09:45

Presentation: Korea

Kyung-Mee Kim , Director, Technical Regulation Division , National Radio Research Agency, MSIP

09:45 – 10:00

Presentation: The role of satellite in delivering a 5G future

Gerry Oberst , Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy, SES

10:00 – 10:15

Presentation: Providing the spectrum to deliver 5G

Scarlett Han , Head of Partnership Development, China Mobile International Limited

10:15 – 10:30

Presentation: The Coming Digital Society: Intel’s Perspective on 5G Spectrum and Technology

Shawn Covell , Vice President, Platform Engineering Group Director, Technology Advocacy and Spectrum Strategy, Intel

10:30 – 10:50

Panel Discussion and Q&A

10:50 – 11:10

Morning Coffee

11:10 – 12:40

Session 6: Tackling the short/medium term spectrum crunch for mobile

As already discussed, the reallocation of the 700Mhz band for IMT will go some way to meeting growing consumer demand for mobile broadband in the region and tackle the so-called spectrum crunch. However it can still arguably only be part of the solution. In order to both relieve bottlenecks in urban centres and also ensure the roll-out of broadband in rural areas, there is still a need to also find additional capacity, and this session will examine other proposal and options that are being considered for this. It will look at possibilities to find additional bandwidth in both higher and lower frequency bands, at innovative new approaches that are being seen and at the role that other technologies can play in taking the strain of mobile networks by ‘offloading’ traffic.

11:10 – 11:20

Presentation: What is the status of bands earmarked for IMT across the region (for example 2.3Ghz and 2.6Ghz)?

Amit Nagpal , Partner, Aetha Consulting

11:20 – 11:35

Presentation: Other spectrum bands and options to tackle the crunch

Peng Zhao , Senior Policy Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA

11:35 – 11:50

Presentation: Re-farming existing GSM/3G spectrum for 4G use – approaches and options

Taylor Lam , Principal, Analysys Mason

11:50 – 12:05

Presentation: Ways to overcome the Spectrum Crunch

Pekka Ojanen , Deputy Director, LTE Industry Development, Huawei

12:05 – 12:20

Presentation: The role of LTE-U and LAA in providing additional capacity

Alex Orange , Director, Government Affairs South East Asia & Pacific, Qualcomm

12:20 – 12:40

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Afternoon

12:40 – 13:50

Lunch

13:50 – 15:15

Session 7: Spectrum Auctions, Awards and Valuation: Best practise for a competitive, sustainable and innovative market.

There have been a number of important spectrum awards across the region recently, and with more expected in the near future, a number of countries are currently considering the most appropriate approaches to take based on their national situation. Whilst many are opting for auctions, other approaches such as beauty contests are often also considered, and this session will look at where and when different award methods may be appropriate and the factors that should be considered when making a decision. Experts will give their thoughts on key issues relating to valuing and awarding spectrum and on auction design and strategy; before industry and regulatory speakers give the benefit of their experience in the area; and a a final interactive discussion looking at developing a best practice for a competitive, sustainable and innovative market.

13:50 – 13:55

Introduction

13:55 – 14:25

(i) Expert corner – presentations from 2 experts on important and topical issues

13:55 – 14:10

Presentation: How sustainable are current spectrum valuations?

Stefan Zehle , CEO, Coleago Consulting

14:10 – 14:25

Presentation: Best practise in auction design

Jozef Svreck , CEO, Specure

14:25 – 15:10

(ii) Stakeholder responses

14:25 – 14:40

Response from industry

Stein Gudbjornsrud , Director Spectrum Strategy , Telenor

14:40 – 14:55

Response from national regulator

Sudhir Gupta , Secretary, TRAI India

14:55 – 15:10

Response from national regulator

Rizwan Ahmed Hydri , DG Licensing , Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

15:10 – 15:30

Panel Discussion and Q&A with speakers from the session

15:30 – 15:45

Afternoon Coffee

15:45 – 16:45

Session 8: Connecting the unconnected - delivering concrete solutions to tackle the digital divide.

Much discussion has taken place in recent years on the need to tackle the digital divide and the best approaches in order to achieve this. Despite this however, the problem of digital inequality still undoubtedly remains an issue both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, with some even arguing that the gap between the digital haves and digital have-nots is widening. With the UN’s recent World Summit on the Information on the Information Society (WSIS+10) identifying the need to bridge the digital divide as critical in order to meet their Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development goals, this session will offer the opportunity to take stock. It will look at how successful current strategies have been in delivering broadband to outlining and unconnected areas, and at which techniques are working and which are not. By focussing on both new and existing technological and regulatory tools and on some of the new innovative approaches that are being considered, it will look at the best way forward and the right technology mix in order to eventually achieve the ultimate goal of universal access.

15:45 – 16:00

Presentation

Jeffrey Yan , Director Technology Policy, Microsoft

16:00 – 16:15

Presentation

Guillaume Mascot , Director, Government Relations APJ (Asia-Pacific, Japan) & India, Nokia

16:15 – 16:30

Presentation

Chee Keong Foong , Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Office, Axiata

16:30 – 16:45

Presentation – A regulatory perspective

H. E Kan Channmeta , Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia

16:45 – 17:00

Presentation – The role of satellite

Gerry Oberst , Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy, SES

17:00 – 17:20

Panel Discussion and Q&A

17:25 – 18:30

ITU Spectrum Management Workshop II: Software & Applications