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About the Organisers

Event Organisers

Forum Global

Forum Global www.forum-global.com

Forum Global specialises 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.

 



Event Partners

ANE

ANE http://www.ane.gov.co/

The National Spectrum Agency provides technical support for the management and planning, monitoring and control of the radio spectrum, in coordination with the different authorities that have functions or activities related to it. ANE studies and proposes, in accordance with the tendencies of the sector and the technological evolutions, optimal schemes of monitoring and control of the radioelectric spectrum.

Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL)

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

  

COMTELCA

COMTELCA www.comtelca.org

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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.

Qualcomm

Qualcomm www.qualcomm.com

Qualcomm is the driving force behind the growth and progress of the global wireless industry. It is the world’s leader in patents and other intellectual property that provide the technological basis for the global wireless communications industry. That goes for existing 3G (third-generation) technology that makes wireless Internet data as well as voice transmissions practical around the world. It also applies to next-generation, 4G technology, which delivers an even more enhanced and seamless user experience.

 

In addition to licensing its intellectual property to more than 170 companies worldwide, Qualcomm also manufactures highly sophisticated chips that are the engines of some of the most advanced wireless handsets and devices on the market. The company is the driver behind the very latest next-generation devices, which combine mobile communications, computing, and consumer electronics, that are now coming to market.

 

Platinum Sponsors

Auction Technologies Inc / FTI Consulting

Auction Technologies Inc / FTI Consulting

Founded in 2006 by Dr. David Salant, a leading expert on auctions and game theory, Auction Technologies Inc. (ATI) provides auction design, management, and bidding strategy advisory services, including auction software, to businesses, governments, and other market participants. ATI consults to clients in many industries including energy, telecommunications, natural resources, and commodities. ATI has served clients in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and has advised government agencies or bidders on almost every single spectrum auction that has taken place world-wide since 1994. For more information:www.auction-technologies.net 

 

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. For more information: www.fticonsulting.com

Coleago Consulting

Coleago Consulting www.coleago.co.uk

Coleago Consulting is a specialist telecoms strategy consulting firm advising operators and regulators around the globe. Coleago is recognised within the industry as one of the leading specialists in spectrum strategy, valuation and auction support. Coleago’s team of spectrum specialists has delivered more than 40 spectrum valuation and auction bid strategy projects around the world. Our regulatory and spectrum related projects include spectrum and technology strategy, advice on Administered Incentive Pricing options as well as reports for regulators and NGOs such as “Best Practice in Spectrum Renewal and Pricing” for the World Ban.

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.

O3b Networks

O3b Networks www.o3bnetworks.com

O3b Networks is a global managed data communications service provider operating both space based and terrestrial networks.  O3b offers modern carrier-grade IP communications services and applications to ISPs, telco, governments and enterprises in the most remote and inaccessible parts of the planet. O3b Networks is wholly owned by SES SA (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG).

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 12 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 the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) television reach in Europe, O3b Networks, a global managed data communications service provider, and MX1, a leading media service provider that offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services. Further information available at: www.ses.com 

Specure

Specure www.specure.com

SPECURE is an international spectrum auction consulting company and the developer of a trendsetting electronic auction platform. SPECURE services cover the whole lifecycle of a spectrum auction: from the auction design, through pre-auction services, trainings and auction execution to evaluation of the auction results. Since 2008, SPECURE has participated in numerous spectrum auctions in Europe either as a software vendor or as a specialized consultancy. For further information please visit www.specure.com

Gold Sponsors

LS Telcom

LS Telcom www.lstelcom.com

LS telcom is a leading supplier of advanced system solutions and expertise for radio spectrum management and monitoring as well as high-end wireless network planning and engineering. 

 

The company’s product & services portfolio covers spectrum management and monitoring software as well as hardware solutions, system integration, strategic consulting services, engineering and training. 

 

Silver Sponsors

CANTO

CANTO www.canto.org

CANTO was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit association of telephone operating companies in the Caribbean. This initiative marked the first time that Caribbean operating companies had come together to address independently a wide array of telecommunication issues of mutual concern.

 

CANTO’s objective is to establish a forum through which Caribbean Telecommunication Organizations may exchange information and expertise pertaining to the telecommunications field, generate inputs for orderly growth of the sectors, formulate policy and consider matters of mutual interest to its members.

Supporting Partners

GSA

GSA www.gsacom.com

GSA (the Global mobile Suppliers Association) is a not-for-profit industry organisation representing companies across the worldwide mobile ecosystem engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services.

 

GSA actively promotes the 3GPP technology road-map – 3G; 4G; 5G, – and is a single source of information resource for industry reports and market intelligence. GSA Members drive the GSA agenda and define the communications and development strategy for the Association.

 

 

The GSA Spectrum Group develops strategies and plans, and contributes studies and technical analysis to international, regional and individual country policy-makers and regulators to facilitate the timely availability of spectrum for use by mobile network operators.

 
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.

Cullen International

Cullen International www.cullen-international.com

Regulation made simple
Cullen International is an independent service provider of regulatory and competition law intelligence in the telecoms, media, digital economy and postal sectors - covering developments across Europe, Americas, the Middle East and North Africa. For over thirty years, the company’s comprehensive, neutral and timely information has been trusted by industry and official institutions alike. Cullen International’s regulatory intelligence services are complemented by topical regulatory conferences and training seminars.
NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting 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.

Media Partners

Media Telecom

Media Telecom www.mediatelecom.com.mx

Mediatelecom is the specialized website with more visitors and better coverage, Internet traffic and position in Latin America. Provides comprehensive multimedia communication of telecommunications market policies, Internet and ICTs.

 

Mediatelecom es el website especializado con más visitas y mejor cobertura, tráfico y posición en Internet de América Latina. Ofrece servicios integrales de comunicación multimedia en políticas de mercado de telecomunicaciones, Internet y TICs.

Logistics

When

Wed 6 September, 2017 12.00 to
Thu 7 September, 2017 17.00

UTC - 5

 

Where

Radisson AR Hotel Bogota

Carrera 60 No. 22-99,
Bogota 111221,
Colombia

Google location map

 

Downloads

Fellowship Form / Forma de Beca

Global Spectrum Series Sponsorship Brochure

Invitation Letter / Carta de Invitación

4.° Conferencia sobre la Gestión del Espectro en América Latina

 

 

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