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Insights into the Future of Managing the Radio Spectrum

Spectrum Summit | June 26, 2024

09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

Start your morning by grabbing a coffee, exploring the exhibition area, and engaging with interactive demo stations.

10:00

Welcome & Introduction

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!

10:15

Keynote speech

Alexander Kühn, Head of Section, International Spectrum Affairs, Spectrum Planning and Innovative Spectrum Usage, BNetzA

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.

10:45

Panel Discussion 1: 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 stakeholders and industry experts who will provide context and nuance to the main headlines from WRC-23 and share their takeaways from the conference.

12:00

Lunch Break & Networking

Take the opportunity to enjoy a meal while networking with fellow attendees, dive into hands-on activities in the exhibition area, discuss scenarios at our demo stations, and be captivated by the Airborne Monitoring Unit (AMU) flight show.

13:30

Studio Magazine: 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. 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 and more. Be prepared to experience the following use cases and applications:

  • Application of AI in spectrum monitoring
  • Meshed monitoring networks
  • Exclusive 5G spectrum for vertical markets
  • Non-spectrum applications

14:45

Coffee Break

Take a coffee break to network with fellow attendees, explore the exhibition hall, and engage with our interactive demo stations.

15:15

Panel Discussion 2: 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.

16:25

Farewell Note & End of Conference

As we conclude the conference, we will look back to the key moments we found throughout the sessions of the day.


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