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Workshop aims at containing spectrum wars
Expert group to discuss future approaches to convergence in communications

Geneva, 15 January 2007

What: Workshop on Market Mechanisms for Spectrum Management:
22-23 January 2007

Executive Round Table:
Tuesday, 23 January 2007, 9:00 — 11:30

Where: ITU Headquarters, Geneva
Why: To cater to the dramatic increase in demands for radio spectrum that affects every industry segment: broadcasters, wireless carriers, satellite providers and emerging unlicensed services as well as concerns for public safety and homeland security.
Who:

An executive roundtable will be held as part of the workshop. The Round Table will provide top-level representatives of governments, international organizations and the ICT industry with the opportunity to engage in an interactive discussion and to share their visions on the overarching theme, "Challenges and Opportunities: What lies ahead for radio spectrum management?"


The up-to-date list of speakers at the roundtable can be found here.

Organizers: ITU and UGO Bordoni Foundation, Italy

Jointly organized by ITU and the UGO Bordoni Foundation and moderated by journalist Martin Sims, of Policy Tracker, the Workshop on Market Mechanisms for Spectrum Management aims at identifying global trends and good practices in radio spectrum management.

The Workshop and panel discussions will examine future approaches to manage and utilize radio spectrum in an increasingly ubiquitous, user-centric and converged telecommunication environment. They will focus on some critical questions, such as:

  • Can the goals of spectrum management and equitable allocation be reconciled?

  • Can spectrum be regarded as property, to be bought and sold, or as a public resource that can only be leased for specific purposes?

  • Is it possible to have different spectrum management mechanisms among neighbouring countries, yet maintain a harmonized approach at regional and international levels?

  • For further information, please contact:

    Sanjay Acharya
    Chief, Media Relations and Public Information
    ITU
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    Marco Obiso
    Strategy & Policy Unit
    ITU
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    Cristina Bueti
    Strategy and Policy Unit
    ITU
    Tel: +41 22 730 5891
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