ITU New Initiatives Workshop:
The Regulatory Environment for
Future Mobile Multimedia Services
B O U T T H E S P E A K E R S
Dr Pascal Verhoest
Managing Director - DISC
Pascal Verhoest is managing
director of DISC (Decisionmaking, Innovation, Science and Communication.
DISC is a coordination and support centre for ICT research and economic
development financed by the Brussels-Captital Region government. Pascal is
also an expert adviser of TNO Information and Communication Technology
(TNO-ICT) in Delft (the Netherlands) and chairman of the European Network
for Communication and Information Perspectives (ENCIP), a collaborative
research network. At the Free University of Brussels Pascal Verhoest holds
the chair of Political Economy of Communication.
His main intellectual field of interest is the political economy of
information and communication systems and his publication record includes
books (in Dutch) as well as international peer reviewed journal articles on
electronic business, telecommunication policy, and related issues. Pascal
Verhoest is actively involved in diverse research activities and regularly
acts as adviser of governments and international institutions.
Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications,
Matthias Kurth was
appointed president of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas,
Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) in March 2001. BNetzA is
the sector-specific competition authority for energy, telecommunications
and postal markets in Germany including frequency management, digital
signature and railway. Matthias joined BNetzA as Vice President in 2000.
Prior he was since July 1999 member of the management of Colt Telecom
GmbH as Director Business Development, Law and Regulation. From 1994 to
1999, Matthias Kurth worked as State Secretary in the Hesse
Ministry of Economics, Transport, Technology and European Affairs. He
was member of the Hesse Land Parliament from 1978 to 1994 and worked as
lawyer in Hesse.
Matthias Kurth was as member of the Hesse government Representative of
the State of Hesse in the Regulatory Council for Posts and
Telecommunications, cooperating in framing the Telecommunications Act
and Representative of the State of Hesse in the Committee of the Regions
of the European Union, focusing trans-European networks, information and
communications technology, and air transport.
Dr Tim Kelly
Head, Strategy & Policy
is Head of the Strategy and Policy Unit of the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU), where he has worked since 1993.
Before joining ITU he spent five years as a Communications Policy
Analyst with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD) and three years with Logica Consultancy Ltd. He has an MA
(Hons) degree in Geography and a Ph.D in industrial economics from
Over the last twenty years, Tim Kelly has specialised in the economics
of the telecommunications industry. He has written or co-authored more
than 30 books on the subject including the ITU's “Internet Reports” and
"World Telecommunication Development Report"and “World Information
Society Reports”. He was in charge of the “content team” for the World
Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which concluded in November
2005 and was visiting scholar at the business school of HK University of
Science and Technology, Dec 2005/Jan 2006.
ITU New Initiatives
Programme Director -
Strategy & Policy Unit,
is ITU New Initiatives Programme
Director. She has over 10 years of
experience in the ICT industry, and is currently responsible for monitoring
and analyzing trends in technology, policy, and
market structure, with a particular focus on mobile wireless
communications. She organizes and advises on workshops and symposia
programmes, covering topics of interest to policy-makers, regulators and
Lara writes and
manages publications produced by the ITU’s Strategy and Policy Unit, e.g.
ITU Internet Reports such as “The
Internet of Things” and “The Portable Internet”. She has
published several articles in refereed journals (e.g. Telecommunications
Policy) and in books such as Mobile Understanding: The Epistemology
of Ubiquitous Communication and Thumb Culture, on topics ranging
from the mobile Internet and market regulation to the growing nexus between
technology and society.
Before joining ITU in January 2000, Lara worked for the Canadian
Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC), the
Technical University of Delft
(Netherlands) and for the UK-based telecommunication consultancy
Analysys. Lara holds a B.A. Honours,
a Master of Arts (M.A),
a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.),
Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law &Telecommunications (C.R.A.),
Master of Science (M.Sc)
in Science & Technology Policy. Lara Srivastava is a qualified barrister
and solicitor, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Mobile Strategist - Satama Interactive
Panu Mustonen works as Mobile Strategist in Satama Interactive, one
of the leading mobile service design house in Europe. In a past he has been
an executive in mobile entertainment companies like Springtoys and Codetoys,
as well as consultant for both tech and content companies in the mobile
Panu Mustonen is also an Evangelist for Finnish Neogames Center for game
industry as well as speaker and commentator on fields of mobile business,
entertainment and marketing.
NEC Network Laboratories
Amardeo C. Sarma joined the Network Development Laboratories of NEC
Europe in April 2001. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and his Master’s degree (Diplom-Ingenieur)
from the Technical University of Darmstadt, both in Electrical Engineering.
Amardeo worked at Deutsche Telekom and predecessor from 1980 to 1995,
where he participated in several internal and international projects dealing
with signalling, protocols, ATM, middleware and specification techniques. He
acted as Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 10 from 1996 – 2001 and then
Co-Chairman of the combined Study Group 17 on “Data Networks and
Telecommunication Software” until 2004. He is Steering Board member of the
WWRF (Wireless World Research Forum), and IEEE Senior Member. Amardeo is
currently in charge of the “Global Architecture and Scenario based design”
Work Package of the EU IST Integrated Project “Daidalos”.
Dr Todd Harple
Researcher - Digital
Home Group, Intel
Todd Harple is a researcher in
Intel's Digital Home Group. Part of a team of design & anthropological
researchers, his work focuses on understanding daily life in homes all over
the world, and using that knowledge to influence Intel’s platform
directions, product offerings, investment decisions and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Intel, Todd was a social and cultural consultant
with work experience in the financial services and natural resource
industries as well as in museums, community development and teaching. Todd
Harple earned a PhD in cultural anthropology from The Australian National
University in 2001.
Dr. Yan Xu
Associate Professor -
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Yan Xu is currently Associate Professor of the
Department of Information and Systems Management of the HKUST Business
School. He received his PhD from the University of Strathclyde (UK) Business
School (1997). He has worked with theformer Ministry of Posts and
Telecommunications (MPT) of China, Beijing University of Posts and
Telecommunications, British Telecom’s Laboratories and the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU). His research and teaching interests include
corporate management, competitive strategy and regulatory policy of
telecommunications. He has also provided extensive research and consulting
for the former MPT of China, British Telecom, China Mobile, China Telecom,
Nortel, OFTA, Audit Commission of Hong Kong Government, the Internet and
Telecom Association of Hong Kong (ITAHK) and the ITU.
Yan has published extensively in renowned international journals such as
Telecommunications Policy. Is 2002, he jointly published his book with
Douglas Pitt, Chinese Telecommunications Policy, by Artech House. He
is currently on the board of executive directors of the International
Telecommunications Society (ITS).
He is also member of the
ITU Telecom World Forum 2006 Advisory Committee. He is President, Regulation
Issues Group, of the Internet and Telecomm Association of Hong Kong (ITAHK)
Relations - Motorola
Richard Wählen has worked as Motorola's Director of Government
Relations for Europe since 1992.
Between 1987 and 1992, he was
responsible for spectrum issues at the German Ministry for Post and
Telecommunication. Prior to that, he worked for Regional Directorate of
Cologne, where he held different responsibilities in the radiocommunication
Dr. Akihisa Kodate
Associate Professor -
Akihisa Kodate has been engaged in the
research of multimedia signal processing and its applications, such as
content based copyright protection and web-based video authoring. He was a
research fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science, and a researcher
at University of Hannover, Germany.
Since 2003, he has been a visiting Associate
Professor at the Global Information and Telecommunication Institute of
Waseda University. Since 2005, he has been an Associate Professor at Tsuda
College. His current research focus is ubiquitous information system for
health and welfare services, especially based on Information Quality
J. Scott Marcus
Senior Consultant -
Scott Marcus is a Senior Consultant for WIK-Consult, located in Bad
Honnef (Germany), and also works as an independent consultant.
Previously, he served as Senior Advisor for Internet Technology for the
FCC. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of
Genuity, Inc. (GTE Internetworking). He also contributed to
the European Commission’s public consultation on VoIP.
Scott is co-editor for public policy and regulation for IEEE
Communications Magazine, and has served on a number of boards and
advisory committees. He is the author of numerous papers and of a book
on data network design. Scott holds a B.A. from the City College of New
York, and an M.A. from Columbia University.
Senior Consultant -
Convergence Forum (BMCO)
Soeren Hess is a senior telecommunication consultant with special
focus on regulation and frequency management issues. Soeren is currently
working for the bmcoforum on regulatory issues and spectrum availability for
implementation of mobile broadcasting in Europe.
In the period between 1996-2004, Soeren workedfor the European
Radiocommunications Office (ERO) and was deputy director of the office
providing advice and support to the CEPT administrations in Europe on
frequency management and regulatory issues. Soeren has also been working for
the national telecom agency in Denmark and has been chairing working groups
and committees within CEPT as well as the ITU during the last 25 years.
General Manager -
Chris Weck joined the Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich
in 1986. IRT is the research and development institute of the public
broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
For a long time Chris Weck worked in the section “digital broadcasting
transmission systems”, where he was contributing to numerous national and
international projects in the area of digital transmission systems,
broadcast service quality and coverage issues as well as hybrid broadcast
and mobile networks, e.g. he was involved in the system specification of
digital audio broadcasting (DAB) and of digital terrestrial television
Since 2000, Chris is the general manager of the division "Programme
Distribution" and co-ordinates various IRT projects dealing with
broadcasting transmission systems, wave propagation, network issues and
Deputy Director, Spectrum Planning & International
Affairs - ANFR (France)
Eric Fournier graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité
1991. He is currently Deputy Director for Spectrum Planning and
International Affairs at the France's Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR).
In 1997, he joined the newly created Agency to set up a team to carry out
sharing and compatibility studies and to contribute to CEPT and ITU-R
He previously worked in the Research Centre of France Telecom, dealing
with electromagnetic compatibility and spectrum engineering.
Policy Manager, Spectrum Policy Group -
Ofcom (United Kingdom)
Anirban Roy is a policy manager in Ofcom's Spectrum Policy Group. He
is responsible for a range of policy projects, with a focus on the release
of spectrum to the market. While at Ofcom he has managed a variety of
projects including the Radio Review, a strategic review of the UK radio
industry, and the implementation of the Public Interest Test regime. He was
also one of the lead authors of The Communications Market, Ofcom's annual
review of the industries that it regulates.
Before joining Ofcom at its inception in January 2004, Anirban worked as
a management consultant at Arthur D. Little and then at Solving
International working primarily for government clients and a range of
European fixed and mobile telecoms operators. Prior to that he worked for
Arthur Andersen. Anirban is an economics graduate of Cambridge University
and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Principal Administrator - Information Society & Media, European
Philippe Lefebvre is
principal administrator at the European Commission. Since 2003, he is member
of the spectrum policy unit of the directorate-general “Information Society
and Media”. His main areas of responsibility include broadcasting, short
range devices, liaison between EU policy and research in the field of radio
spectrum and the secretarial organisation of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group
From 1996 to 2003, Philippe held several positions related to financial
services in two other general directorates of the Commission, including head
of sector in the electronic commerce division, in charge of research and
innovation for financial systems & technologies.
Prior to joining the European Commission in 1996, Philippe Lefebvre held
several technical and marketing positions in the payment services industry,
with the Belgian’s Generale Bank – now Fortis - group (1983-1986), Eurocard
International – now MasterCard Europe - as vice-president Southern Europe
(1987-1991), and with Visa International in the US (1992-1995).
Philippe Lefebvre is graduated in electrical & mechanical
engineering (MS) from the University of Brussels and graduated in economics
(MBA) from the same university.
Head, Spectrum Management
Alfred Mutinelli studied communication
engineering at Universities Hannover and Bremen. Since 1991 he is head of
the spectrum management team of Deutsche Telekom AG. In this capacity he is
representing the company in several international bodies, e. g. ITU, CEPT
and ETSI and is responsible for the co-ordination and representation of
company interests at the World Radiocommunication Conferences of the ITU.
Christoph Legutko was
born in Krakow 1957. He studied at Mining- and Metallurgical Academy in
Krakow (Poland) and achieved Master Degree in Electronics Engineering in
1981. He began his professional career in 1982 when he joined an electronic
utility company in Germany where he developed distance and movement sensors.
After joining Siemens AG in Munich in 1984 he developed I/O processors of
main frame computers and RISC CPU architectures. In the nineties he focused
on market development for computing and telecommunication investment goods.
He set up the sales organisations and introduced CAD-software as well as
telecommunication hardware products into international markets as Area
Manager for countries in Eastern and Northern Europe. Between 2000 and 2006,
Christoph was responsible for frequency policy issues for the whole mobile
products sector of Siemens Communicatios. He moved from Siemens to
Intel in 2006. He represents Intel at ITU-R, CEPT/ECC and other regulatory
and industrial bodies.
Luca Galli is a
partner with Neos, an Italian SME active in application design and
development for enterprise customers. He is currently focused on
international collaborative R&D projects about mobile and wireless services
in 3G/4G environments, in which he mainly contributes to user studies and
Luca has spent ten years in the interactive service
industry, working with leading Web design firms as an analyst, consultant,
account manager and as a magazine staff editor. Luca teaches design
methodology in an undergraduate media program and holds a master degree in
Philosophy from Milano State University.
VP, Public Affairs -
Alcatel Mobile Broadcast
Eric Lenseigne has been VP Public Affairs, Alcatel Mobile Broadcast
since January 2006. Previously, he was in charge of Business Development for
Alcatel’s Space Division in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He
joined Alcatel in 1991 when he took the position of Representative of the
Group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Eric holds a Master of Science in Electronics and Signal Processing as
well as an MBA in International Commerce.
Head, eContent & Safer Internet Unit -
Richard Swetenham is Head of the eContent and Safer Internet Unit in
the Content Directorate of the Information Society and Media
Directorate-General of the European Commission. Child safety and mobile
phone services is a topic being dealt with by his Unit. He has been dealing
with the issue of content of Internet and new media since mid-1996, when he
drafted the Communication on illegal and harmful content in 1996 followed by
the Ministerial Declaration of the Bonn Conference on Global Information
Networks (the first international conference at a high level dealing with
electronic commerce) in 1997. He produces QuickLinks, a weekly electronic
newsletter on legal and regulatory issues related to the Information Society
as well as developments in market and technology.
He is a graduate of Oxford University and a member of the Bar of England
and Wales. He joined the European Commission in 1987, and DG XIII, now the
Information Society and Media Directorate-General, in 1994. From 1994 until
the beginning of 2000, he was secretary of the Legal Advisory Board,
composed of independent experts in information law.
Public Policy Executive -
Rob Borthwick is responsible
for regulatory issues relating to new product development for Vodafone Group
internationally. His work includes providing economic and policy
advice on new mobile propositions and services under development by Vodafone
and regulatory support for Vodafone’s international interoperability
strategy. He works on proactive self-regulation of new forms of mobile
content to ensure that Vodafone's customers enjoy a safer mobile and
Prior to Vodafone he has worked for a number of telecommunications operators
and public bodies on telecommunications policy, interconnection and pricing.
Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (France)
Marie Georges, originally an economist, joined the
‘Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés’ (National Data
Protection and Liberties Commission) in 1979, and she participated in the
implementation of services and procedures, and was then successively charged
with the follow-up of the « informatique et libertés » (Data protection) law
in the sectors of the interior, finance and statistics, social and medical
affairs, and telecommunications networks (e.g. Internet).
As a national expert for the European Commission, she participated in
the elaboration of the European Directive on Data Protection from 1991 until
it was passed in 1995, and s in the elaboration of the complementary
Directive on Data Protection and Privacy in the telecommunications sector.
After returning to the CNIL, she was responsible for the telecommunications
sector, before becoming Head of Division of European and International
Affairs and Advanced Studies from 2001 to 2005. Her international activities
have led her to participate in elaborating several recommendations by the
Council of Europe, to follow OECD activities in Data Protection, to
participate in the GATS negotiation (1991-1994) as well as in certain works
of the 3W Consortium charged with Web standards. She has been
Counsellor of the CNIL President for Advanced Studies, Development and
Cooperation since September 2005.
Martin Sims is a journalist and academic who specialises in communications
policy issues. He has first hand experience of the UK broadcasting sector,
having worked as a News Editor in independent radio then as a journalist for
BBC network news.
In the last five years, he has concentrated on broadcasting and telecoms
policy, lecturing at the University of East London and editing Intermedia,
the policy journal of the International Institute of Communications. He
contributed a chapter to The Handbook of Corporate Communications published
by Routledge in 2004. Martin has a BA (hons) from Goldsmiths College,
University of London, a post-graduate journalism diploma and an MA from the
University of Westminster.
Denton Wilde Sapte
Ingrid Silver is a partner in the Technology, Media and Telecoms
(TMT) department at Denton Wilde Sapte. Denton Wilde Sapte is a
leading international law firm, which comprises a team of specialists
dedicated to the TMT sector. Ingrid has been involved in the media and
communications sector for over 10 years. She advises a wide range of clients
including large corporates and cutting edge new market entrants in the TMT
sector with a particular focus on new media services such as interactive and
mobile content services and convergence.
Born and raised in Australia, her practice is truly international as she is
a native French speaker and fluent German speaker, and has lived, studied
and worked in several countries across Europe. Ingrid is involved in a
number of organisations including being European President of the Global
Telecommunications Women's Network (GTWN), a member of the Programme
Planning Committee for the International Institute of Communications (IIC),
a member of Stream Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board and sits on the
Global Board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF). She
regularly speaks at conferences and writes about her areas of
Head, Content Policy -
Natasha Jackson is Head of Content Policy at the GSM Association and
responsible for public policy and regulatory issues arising from convergence
and mobile content services. Most recently, Natasha spearheaded the
development of the mobile industry’s first global Code of Practice on mobile
spam which has been adopted by 15 leading operator groups representing over
50 countries and 500 million customers.
Natasha has a broad telecommunications background, having worked in the
sector for over 15 years. She started her career at Cable & Wireless and has
worked internationally across fixed and mobile business in both blue chip
and start up environments.
Yoshichika Imaizumi was
appointed to the Telecommunications Consumer Policy Division,
Telecommunications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
(MIC) Japan in August 2005. He is currently in charge of formulating
Anti-spam Legislation. Before assuming this position, he was assigned to the
Financial Services Agency and was in charge of Credit System Stabilization.
Yoshichika Imaizumi was born on December 1st, 1979 in Kanagawa Prefecture,
Japan. He graduated from Kyoto University in March
2003, where he studied law.
INTUG Executive Director
Ewan Sutherland was former Executive Director of INTUG, the
International Telecommunications Users Group (INTUG), based in Brussels,
between 1999 and 2005.
He spent fifteen years as an academic, latterly a
dean in the University of Wales. He has taught at the Universities of
Wolverhampton, Westminster, Stirling and Wales, plus a semester as a
visiting professorial lecturer at Georgetown University (Washington, DC).
His teaching has concentrated on the strategic and policy aspects of
business use of telecommunications and information technology. Ewan is a
graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, both in his native
city of Glasgow, Scotland.
Director of Strategy & Business Development - Nokia
Serge Ferré is Vice-President, Director of Strategy and Business
Development at Nokia, since 2003. Between 1991 and 2003, he worked for Nokia
Mobile Phones (France) as Managing Director for the Orange global account,
terminals. Prior to that, he worked for Bang and Olufsen as Managing
Director, and member of the Group Strategic Committees.
Serge Ferré holds a Master of Law and an MBA.
Dr Tilman Makatsch
Lawyer, Public &
Regulatory Affairs -
Tilman Makatsch works as a manager in the field of regulatory affairs
as well as competition and media law with T-Mobile International
headquarters in Bonn. Among other things, he is responsible for regulatory
and competition law aspects in T-Mobile's mobile TV project and regulatory
issues such as termination and roaming.
Prior to joining T-Mobile in 2004, he worked with two international law
firms as a lawyer, specializing in competition, regulatory and energy law.
Dr. Sergio Ramos
Assistant Professor -
Universidad Politécnica Madrid
Sergio Ramos, received his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering
from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and has an MBA from the
Stockholm School of Economics. He worked for the European Commission as
Resident Twinning Adviser of a PHARE Twinning Project for the Public
Utilities Commission of Latvia, to design and monitor the transposition
process of EU regulatory framework into Latvian legislation.
Sergio Ramos is an expert on mobile and wireless communications, his research
interests being the technological, economic, regulatory and social aspects
of 3G and beyond mobile communications systems, mobile Internet and
fixed-mobile convergence. He is currently deputy co-ordinator of the Chair
on Information Society Development of Red.es and Assistant Professor at
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Head, Competition Affairs -
OFTA (Hong Kong SAR)
Bernard Hill is the Head of
Competition Affairs at Hong Kong’s Telecommunications Authority. His
department is responsible for the enforcement of the competition law
provisions of the telecommunications regime which includes the investigation
and analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the sector as well as instances
of misuse of market dominance and collusion. This department also
investigates the economic and market impact of specific regulatory policies,
such as the licensing of VoIP services and interconnection charges.
Bernard Hill has over 25 years experience in the practice and administration of
competition law. As Director Special Duties in the New Zealand Department of
Trade & Industry in the early 1980’s, Bernard was responsible for the
investigation of mergers and takeovers and the development of competition
law legislative policy which culminated in the introduction of a major
reform of New Zealand’s restrictive trade practice and merger law in 1986. Subsequently, Bernard was for many years, a partner in one of
New Zealand’s principal commercial law firms, where he was closely involved
in the leading competition law cases which accompanied the economy wide
deregulation initiatives implemented in New Zealand in the 1990’s, including
telecommunications. Bernard also has extensive commercial transaction
experience in telecommunications and the media. He has represented many
international companies, and has appeared as an advocate in New Zealand’s
Court of Appeal and the Privy Council in the United Kingdom. He is the
author of two publications on New Zealand’s competition and fair trading
Dr. Justus Haucap
Justus Haucap studied economics at the
University of Saarland, Saarbrücken (Germany) and at the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA). He finished his
doctoral dissertation in 1997 at the University of Saarland. From 1997 to 1999
, Justus worked first as a senior analyst
for the New Zealand Treasury in Wellington (New Zealand), where his
responsibilities included providing advice to the Government on the
regulation of network industries, especially telecommunications. Between
1999 and 2003 Justus Haucap lectured at the University of the German Armed
Forces in Hamburg, and since 2003 he is Professor, holding the Chair for
Industrial Economics and Competition Policy at the Ruhr-University of Bochum
(Germany). Justus Haucap has published extensively on telecommunications
issues, and his publications have appeared in reputed journals. He also co-authored a detailed study on
competition in the Austrian mobile telecommunications market. His latest
book, Access Pricing: Theory and Practice, will be published by
Elsevier Science in 2006.
Justus has also been a consultant to various telecommunications operators
and Government agencies, including Mobilkom Austria, T-Mobile Austria,
Orange Switzerland, the New Zealand Treasury, the Network Economics
Consulting Group (NECG), the German Ministry for Economic Affairs, Deutsche
Telekom, and Telecom New Zealand, among others. In June 2004, Justus Haucap
was elected a member of the scientific advisory board of the Scientific
Institute for Communications Services (WIK).
Head of Section, International affairs & frequency utilization -
Federal Network Agency (Germany)
Thomas Ewers is Head of section for international affairs and
frequency utilization concepts in the Federal Network Agency Germany. He is
also Chairman of ITU-R Working Party 8B on aeronautical, maritime,
radio-navigation and radiolocation services and Vice- Chairman of ITU-R
Study Group 8 on mobile services.
Having studied electrical engineering at
the University of the Federal Armed Forced in Hamburg, Thomas has been
working in the area of national and international frequency regulation on
different levels since 1992. He began with single frequency coordination for
radiolocation and radio-navigation systems, and also the development of
strategic frequency utilization concepts and the transposition of those to
the international level of CEPT and ITU. Doing this and having been active
in the preparation of the WRC 2000 and WRC 2003 (including being the Deputy
Head of the German delegation and the CEPT spokesman for WRC-2000 on
Radio-navigation satellite issues), his work has involved the participation
in (and leading of) a number of international groups.
Executive Director -
Broadband Mobile Convergence Forum (BMCO)
Claus Sattler studied Computer Science. He worked 17 years in a scientific
institute developing OSI network software. From 1991 – 2003 he was with
Eutelis Consult in Ratingen, a consultancy for telecommunications and
value-added services, during the last years as a managing director.
From May 2003 until September 2004 he worked as BMCO (Broadcast Mobile Convergence) project manager in Berlin.
He is currently Executive Director of the BMCO forum, an international
industrial relations activity to accompany and support the development of an
open market environment for mobile broadcast services.
For more information, please contact Lara Srivastava at <lara.srivastava(at)itu.int>