Agenda

Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Morning

08:30 – 08:55

Coffee & Registration

08:55 – 09:00

Introduction from the Conference Rapporteur

Gerard Pogorel , Professor of Economics, Telecom ParisTech (ENST) & Supervisory Board Member (Independent), , Open Access-Telecom Italia

09:00 – 10:50

I. Developing a Spectrum Strategy to ensure the EU's continued global competitiveness

Moderator: Gerry Oberst , Partner, Hogan Lovells

09:00 – 09:25

Keynote Presentation - The Radio Spectrum Policy Package: The view from the Commission

Neelie Kroes , European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission

09:25 – 09:50

Keynote Presentation - The Radio Spectrum Policy Package: The view from the Parliament

Gunnar Hökmark , MEP, Rapporteur for Radio Spectrum Policy Programme, European Parliament

09:50 – 10:15

Keynote Presentation - The view from the US

William E Kennard , US Ambassador to the EU, United States Mission to the EU

10:15 – 10:35

Morning Break

10:35 – 10:50

Keynote Presentation - The view from Asia Pacific: what steps are Asia Pacific countries taking to identify new spectrum for release and how might this differ from Europe?

John Lewis , Chairman, Working Group on Spectrum Aspects, Asia Pacific Telecommunity Wireless Group

10:50 – 12:30

Speed Pitch Section: To what extent will radio spectrum policy programme help to ensure Europe's continued global competitiveness?

Does the EU risk falling behind the US and Asia Pacific regions, and how can policy makers and industry address the potential of this happening?

Each speaker will have 5 minutes to provide their thoughts, which will then be followed by an interactive debate (including the use of delegate voting pads) and question and answer session.

Speakers to include:
Hans Borgonjen , Chairman Forerunner Group , Radiocommunication Expert group from the Law Enforcement Working Party
Alan March , Vice-Chairman, Association of Professional Wireless Production Technology
Erzsébet Fitori , Director, Regulatory Affairs, ECTA
Alessandro Casagni , Head of EU Wireless Regulatory Policy in the WEU Wireless Solution, Business Strategy department, Huawei Technologies
Vieri Vanghi , Senior Director, Technology, Qualcomm
Cecil Ameil , Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, SES
Ross Biggam , Director General, Association of Commercial Television in Europe

Afternoon

12:30 – 13:45

Lunch

13:40 – 15:55

II. Spectrum auction formats and their impact on bidders and outcomes

Europe is approaching the half way stage of the biggest ever release of radio spectrum for commercial uses, including awards at 800MHz and 2.6GHz, plus refarmed and reclaimed spectrum in other bands. In this session, we explore whether regulators are adopting the right formats and what options there are for tackling low competition.

Moderator: Richard Marsden , Vice President, NERA

13:45 – 15:50

i. Are regulators taking enough account of the needs of bidders when they select their auction formats?

Regulators take very varied approaches to current spectrum awards. Some have opted for separate awards for each band and others have opted for combined awards of multiple bands. They have also typically adopted on of two very different auction formats: either a variant of the simultaneous multiple round auction (SMRA), or the combinatorial clock auction (CCA). In this session, we focus on high-level decisions and their impact on bidders.

13:45 – 14:00

Overview of recent auction formats and outcomes

Kristofer Shields , Head of Spectrum Management, Computech

14:00 – 14:15

Case Study: Why Ofcom developed the CCA format

Graham Louth , Director of Spectrum Policy, Mobile and Auctions, Ofcom

14:15 – 14:30

Case Study: The German auction in 2010 and its auction design

Rüdiger Hahn , Head of Department, Legal Aspects of Telecommunications Regulation, Frequency Regulation, BNetzA

14:30 – 14:50

The operator perspective on auction design

We ask representatives from two operators to give their perspective on bidding in recent and forthcoming auctions with different formats.
Stephen Lerner , General Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs , 3 UK
Simon Edkins , Senior Manager, Spectrum Policy & Economic Analysis, Orange Group

14:50 – 15:50

Round Table Discussion: Are Spectrum Auctions too complex?


Kristofer Shields , Head of Spectrum Management, Computech
Graham Louth , Director of Spectrum Policy, Mobile and Auctions, Ofcom
Rüdiger Hahn , Head of Department, Legal Aspects of Telecommunications Regulation, Frequency Regulation, BNetzA
Stephen Lerner , General Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs , 3 UK
Simon Edkins , Senior Manager, Spectrum Policy & Economic Analysis, Orange Group

15:50 – 16:15

Afternoon Break

16:15 – 17:45

ii BREAKOUT SESSION

Delegates have the choice of attending one of the two following sessions - details can be found below:

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Competition in spectrum awards
BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Refarming – Who have been the winners and losers to date, and what trends and timings are likely to be seen In the future?

16:20 – 17:45

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Competition in spectrum awards

Many recent European auctions have been affected by low participation, with larger incumbents often winning the majority of spectrum. This session will explore the tools available to governments to encourage participation and help smaller bidders, and discuss their affects from an operator perspective.

Moderator: Richard Marsden , Vice President, NERA
Maria Maher , Senior Consultant, NERA
Luc Windmolders , Corporate Affairs Director, KPN Group
Karl-Heinz Laudan , Vice President Spectrum Policy Public & Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG
Chris Fonteijn , Chairman, BEREC & OPTA *
Dennis Ward , Principal, DJ Consulting – Spectrum Auctions

16:20 – 17:45

BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Refarming – Who have been the winners and losers to date, and what trends and timings are likely to be seen In the future?

What refarming has taken place to date, and who have been the major winners and losers? How can it be ensured that future refarming is pro-competitive, and what level of competition review is needed?

Moderator: Martin Cave , BP Centennial Professor, London School of Economics
Eric Fournier , Director of Spectrum Planning and International Affairs, Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR)
Amit Nagpal , Director, Amit Nagpal Consulting Ltd
Frederick De Backer , Manager Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica SA

17:45 – 19:30

Cocktail Reception

Kindly sponsored by Lemay-Yates Associates

Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Morning Coffee

09:00 – 09:40

III. Mapping future spectrum supply and demand: How can it be best ensured that there is enough spectrum to meet future demand?

Moderator: Janette Stewart , Senior Manager, Analysys Mason

09:00 – 09:25

Keynote Presentation - Spectrum supply and demand: Considerations ahead of WRC12

Fabio Leite , Deputy Director of Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

09:25 – 12:45

i. Mapping demand: Picturing future spectrum demand

09:25 – 09:40

Mapping emerging needs for spectrum - an operator perspective

Andy Hudson , Head of Spectrum Policy , Vodafone Group

09:40 – 11:00

Meeting the increasing market needs for wireless broadband

There is currently a large amount of new spectrum coming available for mobile at the moment. Many 2.6GHz awards have been completed, and the first 800MHz award has started. Meanwhile, there are various initiatives around the world on releasing both 700MHz and 800MHz spectrum, in a number of configurations. At the same time, mobile operators are still phasing out GSM, 3G technologies are being upgraded towards HSPA+ and LTE roll-out is underway. Is this current proliferation of bands and technologies the best way to meet increasing demands for spectrum for mobile broadband, and what challenges does it raise? How can knock-on impacts on pricing and performance be minimised? Can technology change and changes in policy on spectrum release be expected to help to alleviate the situation? Is there a need for greater band harmonisation in spectrum allocated for mobile broadband, and how could this be achieved? How can the issues created by roaming be dealt with, and what level of global co-operation is required?

09:40 – 09:50

Introductory Presentation

Catherine Trautmann , MEP, Shadow Rapporteur for Radio Spectrum Policy Programme, European Parliament

09:50 – 11:00

Panel discussion

Chris Woolford , Director of Spectrum and International Policy, Ofcom
William Davies , Vice President, Standards and Licensing Policy, Research in Motion
Lieven Vermaele , Director of Technology & Development, EBU
Catherine Trautmann , MEP, Shadow Rapporteur for Radio Spectrum Policy Programme, European Parliament
Cengiz Evci , Director, European Spectrum Policy, Alcatel-Lucent
Phillipa Marks , Director, Plum Consulting

11:00 – 11:20

Morning Break

11:20 – 12:30

What combination of satellite and terrestrial wireless broadband provides the best approach for meeting the Commission's target of 'broadband for all'?

How much spectrum is needed and in what bands in order to deliver broadband for all, and where do the current shortages in availability lie? What role does wireless broadband have to play, and what spectrum is required by satellite services? Is there a case for harmonisation of the Ka band? Could subsidy auctions such as those be seen in the US be used in Europe as a method of freeing up the necessary spectrum?

Pearse O'Donohue , Head of Radio Spectrum Policy Unit, European Commission
Kumar Singarajah , Director, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Avanti Communications Group plc
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé , Chairman, UMTS Forum

12:30 – 12:50

Providing spectrum for the communications revolution: how can it be ensured that the required spectrum is available to meet the needs of the 'internet of things'?

Lee Sanders , Partner, Analysys Mason

Afternoon

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 17:30

ii. Maximising Supply: What additional spectrum is likely to become available, and how can its efficiency be maximised?

Moderator: Jim Connolly , Senior Spectrum Advisor, ComReg and RSPG Rapporteur for the review of spectrum use, Radio Spectrum Policy Group

14:05 – 14:15

Introductory Presentation - Developing the right spectrum policies to meet Europe's needs

Jim Connolly , Senior Spectrum Advisor, ComReg and RSPG Rapporteur for the review of spectrum use, Radio Spectrum Policy Group

14:15 – 14:30

Whitespace: Maximising the potential

Darrin Mylet , Business Operations, Adaptrum

14:30 – 14:45

Case Study: The US plans for recovering broadcast spectrum for broadband use

Julius Knapp , Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, FCC

14:45 – 15:00

Technical opportunities in LTE networks to support cooperation and convergence between broadcasting and mobile services

Lasse Wieweg , Director, Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson

15:00 – 15:40

General Discussion: How can new and emerging technologies help to increase spectrum supply?

Darrin Mylet , Business Operations, Adaptrum
Julius Knapp , Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, FCC
Lasse Wieweg , Director, Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson

15:40 – 16:00

Afternoon Break

Moderator: J.Scott Marcus , Director, WIK Consult GmbH

16:00 – 17:15

Panel Discussion: Can spectrum reserved for public usage (including military spectrum) play a role in helping to provide spectrum to meet future demands for commercial uses?

What public spectrum could potentially available for commercial use, and how can its usage be maximised? What is the value of military spectrum and of other public spectrum? How can it be ensured that there is enough spectrum kept for national security, defence and essential public services, and that there is no harmful interference or disturbance? Is there a need for regulatory initiatives to provide incentives to more efficient use of public-usage spectrum and to promote its availability for sharing or release.

Panellists to include:
Gérard Lapierre , Radio Spectrum Project Officer, European Defence Agency
Phil Godfrey , Chairman, Tetra Association
Jussi Kähtävä , Director, Technology Policy, Nokia

17:15 – 17:30

Wrap-up Session & Conference Summary

17:30 – 17:30

End of Conference

Thursday 16 June, 2011

Morning

09:00 – 13:00

Post-conference Workshop: A Spectrum Valuation Masterclass

All delegates attending the main conference will have the option of also attending this pre-event workshop. For more information on the programme and format, please click on the 'workshop' tab above.

Workshop co-ordinator: Lee Sanders , Partner, Analysys Mason

09:00 – 09:30

Coffee & Registration

09:30 – 09:45

Valuation vs. bid values vs. budgets

Discussion of the purpose of spectrum valuation and how it relates to actual bid values and auction budgets

09:45 – 10:15

Sources of spectrum value

Discussion of the benefits that acquiring spectrum might have for a bidder, and how all of these benefits could be captured in a valuation

10:15 – 10:45

Scenarios

How can scenarios and sensitivities be incorporated into the valuation modelling, and on what basis scenarios should they be chosen?

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee & Refreshments

11:00 – 12:00

Various approaches to the modelling

Assessment of the various approaches to modelling spectrum valuation including common problems and pitfalls

12:00 – 12:30

Valuing the impact of licencing conditions

How to approach assessing the impact of conditions such as coverage obligations on the valuation

12:30 – 13:00

Competitor valuation

Why is it important to value spectrum from the perspective of a competitor, and how should this be approached?