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Dr. Andreas Müller

Robert Bosch GmbH

Adrian Scrase

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

Koen Mioulet

Ultimate Wireless Mobility (Ulwimo)

Walter Berner

Media Authority of Baden-Württemberg (LFK)

Dr. Nigel Wallbridge

TeleRail Networks

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Wednesday, July 4th - Spectrum Summit Conference


Registration & welcome coffee


Welcome to the 23rd Spectrum Summit


Keynote Speaker: Frank Krüger, Director, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure


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

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Keynote Speaker: Frank Krüger

Director, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure


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

Speaker: Christian Regnier

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.

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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

CTO, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

Who are the 5G beneficiaries?

From the outset, the aim of the 5G standard has been that it must support three demanding use case families. These use-case families imply that the end beneficiaries of the 5G standard will be industry sectors with whom the mobile industry has little experience of working. This requires a new approach and existing business models will need to be completely re-thought. It is also useful to see to what extent these new industry sectors are participating in the standards setting process, as history shows that participation in that process is a good indication of intent to use the results. The specific example of the automotive market presents an interesting case study as to just how disruptive 5G can be, while at the same time offering tremendous market opportunities. This presentation will look at the options available and highlight the problems of long-tail technology evolution.

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Panelist / Speaker: Dr. Andreas Müller

Head of Communication and Network Technology, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH

5G Spectrum Considerations for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 has the potential to become one of the killer applications for 5G. This is mainly because of the large number of benefits that 5G may bring to industrial production in terms of flexibility, mobility and versatility as well as the associated economic potential. However, at the same time, industrial applications are characterized by highly demanding requirements in terms of QoS, security, safety and the like and they typically represent very sensitive applications compared to the classical consumer world. Therefore, there is a need for new spectrum usage and operator models, which will be briefly discussed during this presentation.

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Panelist / Speaker: Simon Pike

C.Eng, MIET; Independent Consultant

Broadband to trains – options for technology and spectrum

Railway passengers and politicians are increasingly expecting broadband internet access on trains, and Multi-SIM LTE connections to mobile networks struggle to deliver this. The solution is dedicated track-to-train infrastructure - which falls into three broad technology categories, operating in different frequency ranges. This presentation will explore the optimum solution for different situations, and the spectrum implications.

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Panelist / Speaker: Dr. Roland Beutler

Distribution Strategy Manager, Südwestrundfunk (SWR)

5G Technologies for Broadcast Services

Broadcasters have been actively engaging in the standardization process in 3GPP during the last three years. The requirements of broadcasters have been included in 3GPP Release 14, such as free-to-air delivery and standalone downlink-only networks. A new study recently launched will address the use of 5G for audio-visual production.

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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

Regulatory policy advisor, Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Post (ARCEP), France

Spectrum allocation to support PMR networks and verticals

Arcep has decided to dedicate the 2.6 GHz TDD band to enabling PMR networks’ upgrade to LTE. Arcep launched a public consultation on the terms, methods and obligations planned to employ to allocate the band. In the meantime Arcep has opened a « 5G pilot » window for all market players (operators and verticals) to implement a national strategy for 5G.

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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

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Panelist / Speaker: Thomas Hervieu

Associate Director, LD Expertise

Accessing and managing spectrum for industry verticals

Spectrum access is a fundamental to the development of 4G professional networks. Dedicated spectrum will allow vertical users to deploy networks suited to their needs with the right configuration and settings. These networks will be called to operate alongside with MNO’s public network allowing users to roam between networks depending on location and situation.

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Panelist / Speaker: Dr. Nigel Wallbridge

Co-founder of Nomad Digital and TeleRail Networks

Innovative bilateral public-sector sharing can be a win-win for industries like rail and maritime

Public sector spectrum holders are rightfully cautious about sharing. At the same time the demands for spectrum, especially from powerful MNOs are hard to resist. Public sector bodies can find sharing partners that can help them keep their spectrum and maintain complete operational control. This presentation gives examples from the rail and maritime sectors.

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Panelist / Speaker: Koen Mioulet

Marketing Director, Ultimate Wireless Mobility (Ulwimo)

Co-writer of latest TCCA white paper on critical communications

Business segments and business critical mobile communication

Over time, mobile communication has developed from ‘nice to have’ to a critical resource for enterprise processes. In establishing its critical mobile broadband, the enterprise can fundamentally choose between aaS from any service provider or its own dedicated and tailored network. The first option requires providers that are willing to provide services with Qos; the latter however requires (access to) spectrum. In either scenario, enterprise do well by aggregating their demands, as they do in France and Netherlands.

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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

TC Chairman, WorldDAB

Digital Radio: Where Next?

With switchover completed in Norway and on the horizon in Switzerland, what keeps the WorldDAB Technical Committee busy? This presentation gives an insight into the work which is enabling further digital radio expansion.

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Panelist / Speaker: Walter Berner

Head of Engineering, Media Authority of 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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Panelist / Speaker: Dr. Ronald Lorenz

Professional, MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH

The Future of Audio Broadcasting in Germany: Digital

Germany restarted with DAB+ in 2011. Several including nationwide networks were taken into operation with hundreds of transmitters, providing coverage for about 85% of population indoor with up to 50+ programs. The infrastructure provides the highest reception reliability of all available wireless transmission platforms. DAB+ is a proven technology offering perspectives well beyond 2030.

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Panelist / Speaker: René Wehrlin

Project Manager Digitization and Convergence Federal office of Communication, OFCOM Switzerland

Preparing for digital migration - Strategies for the FM switch-off, the Swiss approach

In Switzerland, digital radio has already achieved an important breakthrough. Accordingly, all FM stations committed themselves firmly to the migration – at the end of 2024 at the latest. What are the reasons for this switch-over? What is the role of the regulator? How can he support the project? And why DAB+? And why not IP? Or do they even suit each other?

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Senior Advisor International Spectrum Affairs @ Radiocommunication Agency Netherlands

"An amazing amount of well considered presentations, excellent forum discussions. A must-to-be for all involved in spectrum issues!"

Sebastian Rey

Researcher @ Technical University of Braunschweig

"A great opportunity to get first-hand information on latest radio regulation and technology trends combined with profound discussions with international experts."

Koen Mioulet

Enterprise Wireless Consultant @ UlWiMo

"The summit provides a concise and targeted opportunity to address spectrum end regulatory matters in one compact venue with nothing but specialists and relevant content around the table"

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