Spectrum Futures Conference Call for Content

Spectrum Futures, Bangkok
18-19 September

Call for Content and Participants


Spectrum Futures is an annual conference held by the Pacific Telecommunications Council focusing on the coming revolution in communications spectrum (shared, unlicensed, bonded, licensed, millimeter wave, 5G), with a key emphasis on how it applies across South Asia and Southeast Asia.

To be held 18 and 19 September, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand, Spectrum Futures will include a half-day tutorial on key “spectrum revolution” fundamentals, followed by a 1.5-day conference.

For the first time, the event will be coordinated with PTC Academy, PTC’s training event for Asia telecom professionals. Students who attend both Academy and Spectrum Futures will earn a “5G/mobile” endorsement to their Academy certificate of completion credentials.

Spectrum Futures invites your recommendations for themes, content and speakers we should add or feature, with your recommendations for speakers to address those topics.

Overview: “Spectrum Revolution” is the overall theme.

18 September Format

Morning program: “Spectrum Revolution”  tutorials (for students who register for both SF and Academy, attending SF tutorials earns a “5G/wireless endorsement” on their Academy certificates of completion.
  • The millimeter wave revolution
  • Shared spectrum revolution
  • Bonded spectrum revolution
  • Unlicensed spectrum revolution

Afternoon program: 4 discussion sessions to mirror the morning tutorials
  • The millimeter wave revolution
  • Shared spectrum revolution
  • Bonded spectrum revolution
  • Unlicensed spectrum revolution

19 September Format

Morning program: panels or talks focusing on policy and business model implications of 5G, millimeter wave, spectrum sharing, unlicensed spectrum for regulatory policy in various countries.

  • How do regulators plan to release licensed spectrum for 5G?
  • Will spectrum sharing play a role?
  • How will unlicensed spectrum policies unfold?
  • How does release of new 5G spectrum affect thinking on competition, universal service, infrastructure sharing, taxes, fees, auctions?

Afternoon program: panels or talks focusing on how service provider platforms will change because of 5G, millimeter wave, spectrum sharing, unlicensed spectrum

  • What new competitive platforms using new spectrum could develop?
  • How will spectrum sharing affect business strategy, capital investment, network architectures,
  • What new services, applications, business models could develop, based on new spectrum options?
  • How important will bonding of licensed and unlicensed spectrum become?
  • Can new or existing competitors consider new business models using unlicensed spectrum?

Please send any ideas and recommendations to gary@fatpipes.biz.
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