The Americas Spectrum Management Conference 2011

Washington, DC
19 October 2011
Hosted By: Forum Global in cooperation with knowledge partner NERA Economic Consulting

A summary report of The Americas Spectrum Management Conference 2011 can be downloaded here. Prepared by NERA Economic Consulting and Aetha Consulting, the report summarizes the main discussions held during the conference, including an overview of each of the main presentations. The authors begin by highlighting some of the major themes that emerged across the conference, then follow with a summary of the event in chronological order.

The inaugural Americas Spectrum Management Conference took place in Washington, DC on 19-20 October 2011. NERA played a key role in setting up the event and participated as Knowledge Partner to the conference organizers, Forum Global.
The conference featured high-profile speakers from the FCC, Industry Canada, COFETEL, ITU, and other regulators from across the Americas and beyond, as well as senior representatives from the communications industry and manufacturers.  NERA Senior Vice President Dr. Chantale LaCasse opened the conference and introduced the keynote presentations, and also chaired a debate on use of the valuable 700 MHz band for mobile broadband across the Americas. In addition, Senior Vice President Richard Marsden chaired the sessions on spectrum auctions, including a discussion of the use of new tools in spectrum auction design, such as package bidding and generic lots, and a lively debate on the FCC's plans to use incentive auctions to redistribute spectrum from broadcasting to mobile broadband. 

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