Spectrum Events

In addition to the GSMA’s key events – Mobile World Congress, Mobile Asia Expo and the Mobile 360 Series – the GSMA Spectrum team also holds topic-focused seminars, workshops and meetings around the world. These events support our goal of delivering ubiquitous mobile broadband access. They highlight cutting-edge research, best-practice and provide a forum for discussion on the key issues surrounding the most efficient use of spectrum in order to maximise the socio-economic benefits of mobile.

We also frequently support external events where policymakers and the mobile industry discuss a range of spectrum related topics.

For more information on our events, specific requests for a GSMA spectrum speaker or related activity, please contact: spectrumevents@gsma.com

Spectrum Events

In addition to the GSMA’s key events – Mobile World Congress, Mobile Asia Expo and the Mobile 360 Series – the GSMA Spectrum team also holds topic-focused seminars, workshops and meetings around the world. These events support our goal of delivering ubiquitous mobile broadband access. They highlight cutting-edge research, best-practice and provide a forum for discussion on the key issues surrounding the most efficient use of spectrum in order to maximise the socio-economic benefits of mobile.

We also frequently support external events where policymakers and the mobile industry discuss a range of spectrum related topics.

For more information on our events, specific requests for a GSMA spectrum speaker or related activity, please contact: spectrumevents@gsma.com

Spectrum management for mobile telecommunications. Nairobi, Kenya

Start:
November 13, 2017 @ 08:00
End:
November 14, 2017 @ 17:00
Venue:
Nairobi, Kenya
Event location:
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Nairobi, Kenya

On the 13th and 14th of November, the GSMA organised a workshop on spectrum management for mobile telecommunications. It took place in Nairobi, Kenya and attracted 30 participants.

During the two days, we covered topic such as the importance of spectrum to Kenya’s digital economy. This was highlighted by GSMA’s Mobile Connectivity Index for Kenya. It assesses the country’s performance on enablers for internet adoption and usage. We also looked at best practices for spectrum allocation. As always, the need for efficiency is an overarching objective.

Participants took part in a spectrum roadmap exercise. The exercise looked at how a roadmap can have a positive impact on mobile broadband services. Importantly, a roadmap provides the certainty needed to encourage investments. It does this by providing regulatory certainty on topics such as harmonisation, refarming and future spectrum allocations.

The workshop also looked at best practices for spectrum pricing. In particular, the need to factor in the impact of annual fees. This greatly impacts licensees’ ability to implement assigned spectrum.

The issue of getting spectrum pricing right has never been more vital. Additional spectrum is central to expanding and upgrading mobile broadband services. To deliver affordable, high quality mobile broadband services, operators require fair access to sufficient radio spectrum.

The workshop concluded with discussions on the positive impact of technology and service neutrality. The GSMA also made the case for active participation in World Radiocommunications Conferences (WRCs) by administrations. The upcoming WRC-19 will for example determine the bands to be adopted for 5G deployments in Africa’s Region 1.

The GSMA would like to thank everyone who attended. We look forward to seeing you again at any of our future events.

Finally, below is the agenda along with presentations. For more information, there are also the GSMA’s reports on spectrum best practices and spectrum pricing.

View the full agenda here

Presentations Day One 
Holding slides spectrum workshop
Session 1 - Socio-economic impact of mobile broadband in Kenya - Shola Sanni
Session 1 - Spectrum allocation – a vision for the future - Richard Marsden
Session 1 - Why spectrum roadmaps are so important - Laurent Bodusseau
Session 1 - How to design a spectrum roadmap - Richard Marsden
Session 2 - Best practice in spectrum pricing - Richard Marsden
Session 2 - Using auctions to support effective pricing of spectrum - Richard Marsden
Session 2 - Annual usage fees - Richard Marsden
Session 2 - Effective price benchmarking - Laurent Bodusseau

Presentations Day Two 
Session 3 - The positive impact of technology and service neutrality - Laurent Bodusseau
Session 3 - How to implement spectrum refarming - Shola Sanni
Session 4 - Spectrum sharing - Laurent Bodusseau
Session 5 - WRC-15 bands implementation & preparation - Ross Bateson


Atelier Gestion du Spectre en RDC – Spectrum Workshop in Congo DRC

Start:
September 19, 2017 @ 09:00
End:
September 21, 2017 @ 17:00
Venue:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Event location:
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Democratic Republic of Congo

Français
Dans le cadre de la collaboration entre la GSMA et les parties prenantes du secteur des télécommunications de la République Démocratique du Congo, un atelier sur le thème « Comment libérer et exploiter pleinement le potentiel de la 4G en République Démocratique du Congo? » s’est tenu le jeudi 21 septembre 2017, à l’hôtel Kempinski Fleuve Congo de Kinshasa. Cet atelier a été précédé d’une session de renforcement de capacités de deux jours (mardi 19 et mercredi 20 septembre 2017) sur la gestion avancée du spectre de fréquences pour les télécommunications mobiles.

Au cours de ces deux évènements, les 40 participants ont eu la possibilité d'échanger des points de vue et des idées sur les meilleures pratiques en matière de politiques publiques et de réglementation, ainsi que les priorités les plus pressantes pour accroître la pénétration du haut débit mobile en RDC.

Veuillez trouver les liens des photos, du programme de travail et des présentations ci-dessous.

Pour de plus amples informations sur le programme de la gestion du spectre, veuillez nous contacter à l’adresse mail : spectrumevents@gsma.com, et veuillez contacter Sarah Gaffney, capacitybuilding@gsmatraining.com pour des informations concernant le programme de renforcement de capacités.

English 
As part of the collaboration between the GSMA and stakeholders in the telecommunications sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo a workshop was hosted on "How to liberate and fully exploit the potential of 4G in the Democratic Republic of Congo?“. Prior to the workshop a two-day capacity building session (Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2017) on advanced spectrum management for mobile telecommunications was held.

During these two events, the 40 participants had the opportunity to exchange views and ideas on best practice in public policy and regulation. To complement this, an open and lively debate sort to highlight some of the most pressing priorities for increasing mobile broadband penetration in the DRC.

Please find below the link to the pictures, agenda, and presentations.

For further information about the spectrum programme please contact us at spectrumevents@gsma.com, and for further information on Capacity Building, please contact Sarah Gaffney at capacitybuilding@gsmatraining.com

 

Agenda: Jour 1 et 2 (Day 1 and 2)
Agenda: Jour 3 (Day 3)

 

Présentation: Jérome Bezzina - Banque Mondiale
Présentation: Peng Zhao - GSMA
Présentation: Daddy Mukadi - Airtel
Présentation: Aurélie Adam Soule - GSMA
Présentation: Alain Sawadogo - ESMT
Présentation: Jean-Jacques Massima - UIT
Article de l’agence Ecofin sur l’atelier gestion de spectre en RDC

 

Allocution introductive de Son Excellence Emery Okundji, Ministre des PTNTIC de la République Démocratique du Congo

 

 

Photo de groupe des participants de l'atelier renforcements de capacité


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