#GSMAConnected | A new Radio Spectrum Policy Programme for Europe

#GSMAConnected | A new Radio Spectrum Policy Programme for Europe

Start: Tuesday 10 October 2023 08:30

End: Tuesday 10 October 2023 10:30

Venue: GSMA Europe Office

Location: Regent Park - 1st Floor, Boulevard du Regent 35, 1000 Brussels

The review of the 2012 Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) is a critical opportunity to reform spectrum policy in Europe. Undertaking an ambitious and achievable review of the RSPP would be a necessary step forward to achieving the Digital Single Market, faster and exhaustive 5G deployment and fostering a more pro-investment and pro-innovation environment.

Improving licence renewal expectations, preventing distortive and inefficient awards that could lead to unreasonable spectrum costs, as well as providing certainty over access to future harmonised spectrum bands to meet customers’ ever-increasing traffic needs are the building blocks to create a strong regulatory foundation upon which the mobile industry can build on.

On 10 October, the GSMA will host a roundtable discussion with key EU policy and industry decision-makers to consider how the 2012 RSPP could be updated to ramp up 5G roll-out in the EU and help deliver the EU Digital Decade.


8:30-9:00 | Welcome coffee and registration

9:00-9:15 | Introductory remarks on the new Radio Spectrum Policy Programme | Mieke de Regt, Counsellor for digital policy, telecoms & postal services, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union

9:15-9:30 | Mobile industry view on options for the new RSPP | Stephen Pentland (Head of Market Structure & Networks Policy, Vodafone) and Javier Domínguez Lacasa (Head of Spectrum Policy, Telefónica)

9:30-9:45 | Spectrum needs and global 5G developments | Luiz Felippe Zogbhi, Spectrum Engagement Director, GSMA

9:45-10:00: | A view from the investment community | Matthew Bloxham, Media, Technology and Telecom Research and Data Innovation Lead, Bloomberg Intelligence

10:00-10:30 | Discussion with participants:

  • How do spectrum policy decisions affect investor appetite in the sector?
  • What are the requirements for investors to make investments in mobile more attractive?
  • How could the RSPP be updated to advance the EU’s digital ambitions and move closer to a Digital Single Market?
  • How can the connection between the 2030 Digital Decade targets and spectrum policy decisions be ensured?

The event will be moderated by Emma O’Toole, Director, Spectrum Europe, GSMA.

For more information please contact [email protected].

#GSMAConnected Series: Small scale Big impact

This event is part of the #GSMAConnected Series of Events (formerly Mobile Meetings Series). These are small-scale, invitation-only meetings that provide a setting to explore, from a broader stakeholder’s perspective, EU policy issues that are central to the development of the mobile industry. This event will be held under Chatham House rules. Registration will be limited to one representative per company.