The Annual Asia-Pacific Spectrum Management Conference 2013

Bangkok, Thailand
26 August 2013
Hosted By: Forum Global in cooperation with knowledge partner NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting will serve as knowledge partner for Forum Global's Asia-Pacific Spectrum Management Conference, to be held in Bangkok on 26 August 2013. With contributions from all of the main stakeholders at both a policy and industry level from Asia-Pacific, this conference will take a comprehensive look at spectrum management policies across the region. It will offer the chance to look at best practices in areas such as spectrum pricing and allocation, what additional spectrum is available for next generation mobile broadband, the Digital Switchover in the region, broadband coverage for rural areas, and tackling the digital divide. The event also will explore the possible scope and benefits of deepening coordination of spectrum policy across the Asia-Pacific region, and by bringing in speakers from the EU and the Americas, the debate will extend to a global level.

As part of the conference, NERA Senior Consultant Dr. Soren Tang Sorensen will moderate a session entitled "Best Practice in Spectrum Pricing and Allocation." Large variations in the price paid for spectrum have been seen across the Asia-Pacific region, which causes problems for operators and hinders opportunities for predictable economies of scale and scope in manufacturing. This session will address how to develop a more standard spectrum pricing policy throughout the Asia-Pacific, while considering regional and national differences and challenges.

Other speakers will include:

Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, ITU (video presentation)
Yu Quan, Chief Strategy Officer, Wireless Networks Product Line, Huawei
Sungho Choi, Vice President, Head of Standards & Technology Enabling Team, Samsung Electronics
Andre Mukhanov, Vice-Chair, APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TEL)
Settapong Malisuwan, Vice Chairman, NBTC Thailand
Andreas Geiss, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission
Rob Borthwick, Vice President, Group Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group Berhad
Bharat Bhatia, Asia-Pacific Regional Director for Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions
Zhang Dongchen, Project Manager, China Mobile
John Lewis, Chairman, Working Group Spectrum Aspects, APT Wireless Group
Håkan Ohlsén, Director, Spectrum and Radio Technology Strategy, Ericsson
Fetty Fajriati, Commissioner, Indonesian Telecom Regulatory Authority (BRTI)
Chris Worley, Senior Engineer, Australian Communications and Media Authority
Chris Perera, Senior Director, Spectrum Policy & Regulatory Affairs APAC, GSMA
David Botha, Counsellor, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

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