Opening up the 3800-4200 MHz band in Europe for terrestrial wireless broadband would provide large incremental value to end users. It is worth investigating how it can be done without undermining the rights of existing licensees, as coexistence presents challenges but is not impossible. In order to maximise efficiency, it is key that technical and service constraints on new authorised uses do not go beyond the need to preserve incumbent rights, and that scope is created for both parties to find complementarities through constructive discussions and negotiations.
Javier has an economics and legal background. He joined Telefónica in 2004 and has held senior roles in Public Policy and Regulatory teams, at both operating business and corporate level. He has participated in spectrum award processes and spectrum policy discussions across the Telefónica footprint since 2008. He is currently chair of the GSMA Europe FREQ group.
His current focus is on developing Telefónica’s spectrum policy position and advocacy, working with Telefónica’s technical, strategy and policy teams on building the Company’s awareness and thinking around innovative spectrum allocation and assignment procedures.