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Wednesday, July 4th - Spectrum Summit Conference


Registration & welcome coffee


Welcome to the 23rd Spectrum Summit


Keynote Speaker: Frank Krüger


Air France: Opportunities for further deployment of a new dedicated LTE network in 2.6 GHz TDD band for airport

Coffee Break

Panel discussion 1:

5G services and use cases in transport and industry


Panel discussion 2:

Accessing and managing spectrum for industry verticals

Coffee Break

Panel discussion 3:

The future of radio broadcasting


End of official conference program

The agenda is subject to change.

Keynote Speaker: Frank Krüger

Director, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure


Air France: Opportunities for further deployment of a new dedicated LTE network in 2.6 GHz TDD band for airport

Speaker: Christian Régnier

Head of Communication Solutions Department, AIR France

Air France took the opportunity to launch in November 2016 an experimentation of 20 MHz in band 38 (2.6 GHz TDD) in Roissy airport in cooperation with Ericsson and LD Expertise to ensure that the LTE coverage and infrastructure will be aligned with the current usage of critical communications on the airport and the future connectivity for the digitalization of the airports operations.

Panel Discussion

5G services and use cases for transport and industry

Moderation: Martin Sims

Managing Director, PolicyTracker

In addition to high-speed consumer broadband, 5G will deliver services specifically tailored to meet the needs of transport and industry.  Ultra reliability, low latency and massive connectivity together with other technology developments will enable solutions designed for individual use cases.  To what extent will operators be willing to slice up their capacity to deliver these services? Or will individual users have to provide and operate their own 5G networks? Are there solutions which could meet the needs of all those who will deliver, or rely on 5G networks?

Panelist / Speaker: Adrian Scrase


Panelist / Speaker: Andreas Müller

Robert Bosch GmbH

Panel Discussion

Accessing and managing spectrum for industry verticals

Moderation: Saul Friedner

Associate Director Spectrum Services, LS telcom

For industry verticals (e.g. transport, utilities, industry 4.0, healthcare) to benefit from enhanced wireless technologies such as 5G, they will need to be able to access spectrum.  The increasingly complex use of wireless in such verticals also requires them to be able to manage their spectrum more effectively.  Will the licensing and authorization regime allow access to spectrum and how can verticals maximize the benefit?

Panelist / Speaker: Sara Bertoglio

Mission Head, Mobile and Innovation Division/Spectrum, Technology & Innovation Department, Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Post (ARCEP), France

Panelist / Speaker: Stéphane Ros

SNCF Spectrum Officer, SNCF

FRMCS @ SNCF towards a digitalization of French railway

Connectivity, the cornerstone of SNCF automation

Increasing need for connectivity from 2020

Current situation, a twofold network

The digitalization challenges: 4 different targets - 4 different challenges

Our roadmap: To maximize current assets - develop alternatives

Panelist / Speaker: Thomas Hervieu

Delegate of AGURRE association, LD Consultant

Panelist / Speaker: Meta Pavšek Taškov

Head of Mobile Department, Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia

Accessing and managing spectrum for industry verticals - PPDR

This article presents Slovene 5G initiative, spectrum availability/accessibility. Some 5G Services/use-cases would require new regulatory approaches. It presents options being considered for BB PPDR, the 3 stage approach, the decision for hybrid MVNO solution, regulatory considerations. Evaluation is done, how the 4 new scenarios/models (proposed by LS TELCOM) may be a need for a successful European PPDR vertical.

Panelist / Speaker: Dr. Nigel Wallbridge

TeleRail Networks

Panel Discussion

The future of radio broadcasting

Moderation: Richard Womersley

Director Spectrum Services, LS telcom

In Norway, all nationwide FM broadcasting chains have already been switched off in favor of DAB and in general the amount of radio listening using on-line streaming via internet is increasing. Despite over 20 years of transmission, DAB has not had the impact that was expected in many countries. Where will radio broadcasting be in another 10 years? What will be the future of terrestrial audio transmission? Will fiber networks and 5G wireless become the main means of reception?

Panelist / Speaker: Lindsay Cornell

Principal Systems Architect, BBC

Chair, World DAB Technical Committee

Panelist / Speaker: Walter Berner

Head of Engineering, Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg (LFK)

Personal Radio on the Horizon

The future mobile communications system 5G will offer extremely high data rates. Since the charges to the customer will increase only moderately, the price per transmitted bit will decrease significantly. This will make broadcasting of personal radio competitive. Thus broadcasters will have an opportunity to offer their own personal radio via 5G and fiber networks in competition to well-known streaming services.

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