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Agenda | Insights into the Future of Managing the Radio Spectrum

Spectrum Summit | June 26 | Lichtenau (Baden), Germany

We welcome everyone to the 28th Spectrum Summit Conference! LS telcom COO Roland Götz will be welcoming you to an exciting day filled with keynote speeches, panel discussions and so much more!

Martin Sims in Conversation with Alexander Kühn

Alexander Kühn is a seasoned ITU delegate and a expert in WRC preparations and cycles, having been actively involved and responsible for national Germany’s preparation of the conference since 2005. His extensive experience include serving as CPG Vice-Chairman from 2010 to 2013 and then as CPG Chairman from 2013 to 2015. In March 2016, he assumed the position of chairman of the CEPT CPG. Notably, in 2023, he was appointed as the Chair of Conference Preparatory Meeting for WRC-27.

Join PolicyTracker’s Martin Sims as he hosts Alexander Kühn to discuss the recent outcomes of WRC-23, impact on Europe and Germany’s digital policies and next steps.

WRC-23 Debrief: Where do we go from here?

Moderator: Manuel Rascado-Marti

There was a great deal at stake at WRC-23 in Dubai in November/December last year. Delegates faced a crowded and pent-up agenda with preparations being affected by the pandemic. With almost 4,000 participants and a multitude of sessions and agenda items, comprehending the scope and outcomes of WRC-23 can be challenging.

  • What decisions were taken on key agenda items at WRC-23?
  • How are such decisions set to affect the future spectrum plans landscape of regulators across Europe and elsewhere?
  • How can countries align their regulations with the global outcomes of the conference?
  • How is the ITU community planning to allocate and manage spectrum resources to support future services/technologies i.e 6G, direct-to-device?

Join this live debrief session as we hear from who stakeholders and industry experts who will provide context and nuance to the main headlines from WRC-23 and share their takeaways from the conference.

Take a break and recharge during our lunch hour! Our on-site catering offers a variety of delicious options to satisfy any appetite. Use this time to network with fellow attendees, relax and refuel for the rest of the event.

New applications and use cases of innovative spectrum management solutions

Moderator: Heiko Ross

The radio spectrum is a precious resource that needs to be properly managed and controlled. Whereas in the past this task was only with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authorities (NTRA), you nowadays find more and more stakeholders from the vertical markets that are interested to keep track of their own radio environment.

In this studio magazine, we will explore and showcase innovative spectrum management solutions that go beyond the standard applications and use cases of NTRA's and look into the needs and requirements of defense, the private sector industry, etc..

Be prepared to experience the following use cases and applications:

  • Application of AI in spectrum monitoring
  • Meshed monitoring networks
  • Indoor spectrum management
  • Non-spectrum applications

Convergence of wireless networks – Will there be true convergence in future?

Moderator: Saul Friedner

Wireless technology convergence is not a new concept and occurs regularly across the telecommunications sector. Today’s smartphones have several different technologies integrated into the device providing users with multiple options for connectivity. However, wireless networks largely remain independent and siloed and there is a question whether some of these disparate networks will ever truly converge into a single seamless network. Convergence could evolve under the development of 6G, or is there too strong focus on cellular technology as the key driving, or dominant, technology.

In this panel session we will explore convergence of wireless networks across cellular mobile, satellite and Wi-Fi domains For example, satellite is now integrated within the 3GPP set of standards under a label of Non-terrestrial networks (NTN). This is due to the increasing deployment of LEO satellites aiming to provide connectivity to fixed and mobile earth stations including ordinary mobile phones. This may be further combined with increasingly capable Wi-Fi evolving towards a more seamless roaming experience, thus begging the question if we are on the verge of seeing truly converged networks.

Thank you for attending our conference! After a long and insightful day Mr. Roland Götz will close the conference with the hope that the experience has been informative, engaging, and valuable for you.