SPECTRUM FUTURES 2017
Organized by PTC, Spectrum Futures is an annual conference 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.
Spectrum Futures 2017 was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18–19 September 2017 at the Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit.
Regulators, ISPs, app and infrastructure providers, policy advocates and researchers gathered at the two-day conference, which began on Monday, 18 September with an exceptional all-day program.
The event continued on Tuesday, 19 September with tutorials on key “spectrum revolution” fundamentals followed by panel sessions. The conference concluded with an evening reception open to all registered attendees.
What you can expect to see, hear, and learn
See high-level attendees (up to 100 communication regulators and service providers from across South and Southeast Asia).
Hear the latest thinking on 5G, spectrum sharing, and spectrum policy to support 5G.
Learn what 5G is and:
- Why it is important
- How millimeter wave networks will work
- How spectrum sharing works
- How licensed and unlicensed spectrum will work together
- How incumbent and attacking entities can use unlicensed and shared spectrum to create and change business models
Leave with an understanding of key 5G and spectrum concepts and business implications.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
|08.40–09.10||What is the Future of Networks?|
What is the Future for Mobile? Bright or Bleak, and Why?
A Futurist’s View of Spectrum: Where Are We Going?
5G from an Indonesian Perspective: When and How We Might Get There
5G from a Developed Market Perspective: What We Plan to Do
Spectrum Sharing: A Historic Shift of Policy and Business Models
5G: Southeast Asia Perspective
5G: The Satellite Role Evolves
4G to 5G: How Will it Happen?
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moving Up the Stack: Where and How Can it be Done?
|09.25–10.10||5G Spectrum – Part 1: Technical, Operational, and Regulatory Requirements|
|10.25–11.10||5G Spectrum – Part 2: Opportunities for 5G and Beyond|
|11.10–12.00||Shared Spectrum: MulteFire, LAA, LSA, LTE-U and All That|
|13.00–13.45||CBRS: When, How, Where, Why|
|13.45–14.30||LPWAN: Networks Using Unlicensed Spectrum|
|14.45–15.30||CBRS and Spectrum Sharing: What it Means for the Business Model|
Why 5G, What is 5G?
Why 5G and IoT are Inseparable
Wrapping it All Up
inBLU Lounge, Level 1
Director of Spectrum Strategy
Reza Arefi leads spectrum strategies and global radiocommunication standards at Next Generation systems & Standards division of Intel’s Communications & Devices Group. As Director of Spectrum Strategy, he develops market-driven strategies in support of Intel’s existing and future wireless products and assists with global public policy efforts.
Reza has been actively contributing to standards and various industry groups on wireless systems since 1999, often in leadership positions (ITU-R, IEEE, WiGig Alliance, etc.). Since 2004, Reza has regularly represented Intel in regional and international regulatory standards organizations including in ITU-R’s World Radio Conferences (WRC). His current focus is on enabling spectrum for 5G cellular systems. He holds several patents in various areas of wireless communications including mm-wave technologies and spectrum sharing.
Reza holds an EE bachelor’s degree from Sharif University of Technology, a Master’s degree from West Virginia University, and completed PhD coursework at George Washington University.
Dean Bubley (@disruptivedean) is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An analyst & futurist with over 25 years’ experience, he specialises in wireless, mobile, and telecoms fields. He is one of the leading market observers covering network infrastructure & software, service provider business models, voice/video communications and telecoms policy.
He is known as a contrarian and visionary, often with challenging opinions that go against industry consensus. His present focus is on 4G/5G/Wi-Fi network technology, NFV/SDN, the “future of voice and video”, mobile broadband, developer platforms and contextual communications. He also advises on trends in telco service creation & monetisation, mobile devices, IoT, applications ecosystems, broad futurism and telecoms regulation/spectrum policy.
He provides clients with advice and analytical opinion on topics such as business model validation, technology innovation and go-to-market strategies, “addressable market sizing,” planning and due diligence. His clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors, regulators and industry associations.
Mr. Bubley was formerly an equity analyst, covering communications stocks with Granville Baird, the UK arm of US-based investment bank Robert W. Baird. Prior to that, he spent eight years at UK research firm Datamonitor, where he co-founded the company’s Technology business, managed the Internet & Networking area and custom consulting operations, with roles of Chief Analyst & Director of Consulting.
He holds a BA in Physics from Keble College, Oxford University.
Website: www.deanbubley.com Blog: http://disruptivewireless.blogspot.com
National Communications Commission
Wen-Chung Guo has served as a commissioner of the National Communications Commission (NCC) since August 2016. He has made significant contributions in the areas of deregulation and rate-rebalancing of telecommunications since 1994. Prior to his current position at NCC, he was an associate professor of economics at National Taipei University. More recently, his work has encompassed price regulation, the digital divide, and spectrum auctions in Taiwan.
Wen-Chung’s primary areas of research include Internet economics, telecommunications, media economics, and financial economics. His academic research has been published in various international economic journals, such as Journal of Industrial Economics, Economic Theory, and Journal of Media Economics, among others.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Ph.D. of Economics at National Taiwan University.
New Street Capital Asia
Sachin Gupta is the head of New Street Capital Asia – a specialist TMT advisory business. Prior to this, he was the head of Asian telecoms and ASEAN equity research at Nomura, where his team was ranked #1 in various market surveys including Institutional Investor. He also worked at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan covering telecoms and other sectors. He graduated from UNSW in Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics & Finance (HONS) and is a CFA charterholder.
Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
Taufik Hasan is Commissioner at Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ITRA), since May 2015. He is also a lecturer at TELKOM University for Post Graduate Program.
Dr. Hasan has experience in consulting, during 2008 to 2012, for the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Republic of Indonesia in the field of broadband, multimedia services and digital terrestrial television. He was also leading consultant for PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia in the service strategic development during 2011. He was consultant for the study of Indonesian wireless industry for the Ministry of Research and Technology, Republic of Indonesia, in 2010.
Previously he was with PT Gratika, a value added company reseller for cellular and fixed telecom, serving as Director of Operation, from 2007 to 2009. He was with TELKOM, the incumbent telecommunication company in Indonesia, for more than 30 years, until 2007.
During 2004 to 2007 he was Vice Chairman of Study Group 2 (development and management of telecommunication services and networks and ICT applications) of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), representing Indonesia.
Dr. Hasan was Executive Board Member of Indonesian ICT Society (Mastel) from 2009 till 2012, and he is currently Member of Expert and Association Board of Mastel, from 2012.
Dr. Hasan holds a doctoral degree from Université de Brest (France), Master degree from the same university, and Bachelor degree from Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia.
Director and Principal
Robert (Bob) Horton is an engineer who has spent 25 years working for and assisting telecommunications regulators with matters including institutional planning and organization, internal guidelines, staff development, development of regulations and implementation of relevant laws.
He spent six years as Deputy Chairman and two years as Chairman of the Australian Communications Authority, and was responsible for a number of services and initiatives, including numbering and number portability, international mobile roaming, spectrum planning and spectrum auctions.
More recently, he has advised regulators in countries including Bhutan, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam on implementation of legal instruments, internal processes and guidelines, and the structure of the regulatory agency. Dr. Horton has also led standards and radiocommunications-related Australian delegations at the ITU and the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity.
He was Chairman of ASTAP (standards studies) in the APT for 10 years, and initial Chairman of the Telecommunications Standards Advisory Group (TSAG) in the ITU for 4 years. Since 2008, he has also been a key consultant to Intelsat and Inmarsat in Australia for licensing and regulatory matters, both domestically and for ITU- and APT WRC developments. He is also a founding Board Member of the regulatory body NICTA in PNG and has an abiding interest in Pacific development.
Spectrum Utilization Research Division
Foundation for MultiMedia Communications (FMMC)
Rumi Iizuka engages in research activities on radio spectrum management in terms of policy and regulation in foreign countries. Her current research activities include spectrum sharing policy, public sector spectrum release, spectrum license fee systems, spectrum assignment for public safety-LTE, and relaxation of regulations for 920 MHz band RFID.
She has been an expert committee member with the Information and Communications Council (ICC) of the Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) since January 2009, and currently participates in three committees for ITU-R’s terrestrial service, land wireless communications, and technical strategy.
She holds a master’s degree in sociology from Japan Women’s University.
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Mr. Kawasaki joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Japan in 2004. Thereafter, he worked at various divisions in MIC, such as broadcasting, frequency coordination, multilateral economic affairs (e.g. WTO, OECD, APEC) and regional development through ICT. More recently, he moved to the Cabinet Office for development of overall space policy and Embassy of Japan in India.
In July of 2017, he was appointed to Deputy Director for New Generation Mobile Communications Office, Land Mobile Division, MIC.
Bell Labs Consulting
In his Managing Partner role, Dr. Sanjay Kamat leads the overall practice management and research for Bell Labs Consulting. Bell Labs Consulting advises our clients on how to address their current challenges – technology / operations / business – in a way that best prepares them for the digital and emerging post-digital economy.
Previously, Sanjay led a team of analysts supporting business modeling and strategic analysis in support of R&D, Marketing and Sales groups. Earlier, as part of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, he was the General Manager of an internal venture in its incubation stage to commercialize innovative wireless security technology from Bell Labs. Before joining Bell Labs, he was a research scientist at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he did research on QoS routing and contributed to IETF and other standards, and was part of a team that built one of the industry’s first IP/MPLS switch routers.
Dr. Heikki Kokkinen is the founder and CEO of Fairspectrum. Fairspectrum has offices in Finland and in the US. Fairspectrum provides commercial TVWS geolocation database service in the United Kingdom. The 2.3 GHz Program Making and Special Events (PMSE) spectrum management system of the Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands has been developed by Fairspectrum. Fairspectrum won the Collaborative Spectrum Sharing Prize of the European Commission in 2016. Fairspectrum applied to become Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrator in the United States in 2017.
Heikki holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science, an academic entrepreneur degree from Aalto School of Business, licentiate degree in telecommunications and industrial economics, and Master’s degree in electronics. Heikki is devoted to marketing, research and development, financing, system integration, piloting and deploying of spectrum sharing technologies.
Deputy Secretary General
Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
Masanori Kondo is the Deputy Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) since February 2015. Before he joined APT, he had been working at Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan for about 25 years and built his career as an expert on international affairs in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including senior director for International Economic Affairs, senior director for International Cooperation Affairs, and Assistant Director General for International Affairs etc.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from Keio University and MSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. He also served as visiting scholar in several universities in Japan and U.S.A including Keio University (2013) and Harvard University (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 2004).
WING K. LEE
Wing K. Lee is the CEO of YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, the communications arms of YTL Corporation Berhad, Malaysia’s leading infrastructure conglomerate with businesses serving 12 million customers across 3 continents.
YTL Communications envisions using mobile Internet to help leapfrog Malaysia into an innovation-led economy. In November 2010, the company commercially launched “Yes”, a 4G mobile Internet service with a nationwide footprint to help the country close the digital divide. Globally recognized by the likes of IDC and Wall Street Journal; the “Yes” network was awarded the World’s Best New Service at the renowned Broadband World Forum in 2011 and Frost and Sullivan recognized the company as Asia Pacific’s Most Innovation Service Provider in 2012.
As the CEO of the company, Wing maximizes his expertise in innovation and deep understanding of Internet technologies to deliver affordable, world-class services that improve the way people in Malaysia live, learn, work and play.
Prior to joining YTL Communications, Wing held a distinguished career in the United States, having served as Chief Architect in the Long Distance business of Sprint, led Enterprise Architecture to launch the first nationwide wireless data network in America (Sprint PCS), and subsequently headed up Sprint’s corporate innovation program. Wing has twenty-two U.S. Patents and was recognized as the Asian American Engineer of the Year in 2002 during the U.S. National Engineers Week.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Wing has also completed the Executive Program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Bangkok Beach Telecom
Russell Lundberg is a Telecoms Executive having over 30 years’ experience with Fixed and Mobile Operators around the world. Russell specializes in Network Implementation, Operations, RAN Development, Cost Containment, Software Development, and Team Building. He eagerly reads as much as he can about 5G development with great enjoyment.
His company, Bangkok Beach Telecom, has provided technical and business consulting services to telecoms in Southeast Asia, Asia-Pacific and around the world since 2007.
Russell blogs at Bangkok Beach Telecom, where he helps Technologists develop satisfying and rewarding Telecoms careers.
Russell received his BS Physics from California State University – Long Beach in 1991. He lives with his wife in Bangkok, Thailand.
TUAN ANH NGUYEN
Deputy Head, Radio Frequency Policy & Planning Division
Authority of Radio Frequency Management
Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan has been working for the Authority of Radio Frequency Management, Ministry of Information and Communication since 2002. His areas of expertise include radio frequency monitoring, frequency licensing and assignment, and spectrum planning. Currently, his position is deputy director of spectrum planning and policy division in Authority of Radio Frequency Management, responsible for National frequency table, broadcasting service and International Mobile Telecommunication.
Mr. Tuan is also active in activities of regional and international forum on radio communication such as ASEAN TELMIN, ITU-R WP5D, APG, and WRC-2015. He has highly contributed to the promotion of spectrum harmonization in ASEAN region through his proposal on ASEAN cooperation projects, especially the proposal on establishment of working group on spectrum management in ASEAN, in which Mr. Tuan has been taking the role of chairman.
VP Networks & Operators, Asia & Pacific
Based in Singapore, Marc is in charge of the development of Sigfox Operators across Asia, having concluded agreements expanding Sigfox mass IOT services in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, while working on further expansion in the region.
Before joining Sigfox, Marc has spent 20 years in Asia in various senior sales & product management positions, in particular as VP Business Development with BTI (a Juniper business unit focusing on Cloud & Data Center Interconnect Services), and earlier as the head of sales for British Telecom (BT) carrier business; in an earlier assignment, he headed BT’s Asia Pacific data product group, in charge of the development of Concert Network Services portfolio across Asia. He had held as well senior positions in corporate development in France with Level 3 Communications, an IP, fibre optic and data center service provider and with BT Tymnet a global managed network service provider.
An engineer with a degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris, he started his carrier with Alcatel divisions in France and the USA.
Yozzo Co., Ltd
Allan Rasmussen is the managing director of Yozzo, a telecom and broadcasting consulting firm, operating out of Bangkok, Thailand since 2005. Prior to that, various executive positions within ICT, and broadcasting.
His expertise includes the development and execution of growth strategies for MNOs, MVNOs and OTT service providers internationally, as well as market insights, trends and opportunities, new business models and strategies for investment firms, regulators and device manufactures.
He is a MVNE/MVNO specialist, with hands-on experience from operations in both competitive and greenfield markets.
Allan is also a member of the Directors committee, Computer Engineering at the Engineering Institute of Thailand under H.M. The King’s Patronage. Thailand’s Cloud Computing, App and Service Standard Committee, and Vice President, Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties, Southeast Asia.
KAMAL M SALEH
Head Section Spectrum Planning for Fixed Service, Directorate Spectrum Policy and Planning
Kamal M Saleh is Section Head of Spectrum Planning for Fixed Service at Directorate of Spectrum Frequency Planning and Policy of Ministry of ICT Indonesia since 2016. He specializes in spectrum planning for fixed services. He has contributed to the promotion of Broad Band Wireless Access, Broadband Internet use, and IoT and smart cities development. Currently, he works to provide additional spectrum for fixed and mobile broadband.
Before joining Directorate of Spectrum Frequency Planning of MICT, he was a spectrum frequency technical analyst at Directorate Spectrum Licensing for Fixed and Mobile Services since 2011.
Additionally, his telecommunication interest is Broadband Wireless Access including new technology, IoT, smart cities, OTT and rural services.
Managing Director & Head, Asia ex Japan Research
J.P. Morgan Securities Singapore Pte Ltd
James manages Asia ex Japan Research and APAC Telecom research based in Singapore. His fundamental research has been recognized through top tier rankings in II and Asia Money, while his stock picking abilities have been recognized by top tier rankings in the Asian Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street awards.
He has been covering Emerging Markets since 1996, and has been based in Asia since 1998. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he managed investment portfolios focused on the Asian Telecom, Media, and Internet sectors for eight years at Citadel Investment Group, Oaktree Capital, and Millennium Partners based in Hong Kong and Singapore. James has also provided consulting services to Starhub, a listed Singapore Telecom/Pay TV operator and Kong.com, a listed Chinese Internet company.
Prior to that he covered regional Telecom and Media names for Credit Suisse First Boston, based in Bangkok. His first role based in Asia involved private equity advisory in ASEAN. Post University he spent four years with IBM, serving as a Global Account Manager in the IBM Telecom & Media Group, covering Time Warner, based in New York.
James received an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Marist College. He has been a guest lecturer for Duke University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Executive Director & Chief of Communication
Indonesia ICT Institute
Born in Jakarta on April 1, 1970. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Heru continued his studies and received his Master of Science in Communication and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, and also took an Executive Program in Graduate School for Business at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Beside formal education, Heru followed some courses and training about spectrum management, interconnection, mastering the Internet, and regulation about telecommunication, broadcasting, and online media.
After 10 years working for some telco company in Indonesia and other countries, he was elected as Commissioner of Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in 2006 and reelected for a second term in 2009 until May 2012.
He is the Executive Director for Indonesian ICT Institute and lecturer in some University. He is involved in some ICT research in Indonesia such as spectrum management, cloud computing, m-commerce, cyber security, and big data including social media.
Senior Advisor, Mobility Networks & Architecture (CTO Office – APAC)
Remus Tan is a Senior Advisor on Mobility Networks and Architecture in Ciena. He is a member of the APAC CTO organization and is based in Singapore. One of his responsibilities include helping Ciena develop their strategy on Gigabit LTE, 5G and mobility products portfolio.
Remus represents Ciena and contributes in the following standards organizations: ITU-T Study Group 13, IEEE 1914 Next Generation Fronthaul Interface Working Group and NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks). He is also well versed with various 3GPP mobile specifications as well as those mobility-related RFCs in IETF.
Remus has more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunication industry and has worked on both L0/L1/L2/MPLS transport technologies and mobile packet core technologies; including deep involvement in the architectural design of production EPC networks on 3GPP Policy Control, QoS Management and Diameter Signaling. Prior to Ciena, Remus works for Oracle and is involved deeply on NFV technologies for various signaling products within Oracle’s Communications Business Unit.
Senior Director, Technical Marketing
Hong Kong SAR China
Dr. Patrick TSIE serves as Senior Director – Technical Marketing of Qualcomm International Inc for more than 15 years. He is responsible for promoting the advanced wireless technologies and Qualcomm product solution in South East Asia region. Patrick also leads a team to provide advice & consultancy for the technical engineering solutions to the regional operators. Patrick has vast experience to work with both carriers and device manufacturers on developing solutions for the regional needs.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Patrick worked for Hutchison Telecom (HK) Ltd, and was responsible for the cellular network projects.
Patrick received his Ph.D. degree in Mobile Communication from the King’s College London.
VP, Technology Policy & Regulation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Jennifer A. Warren is Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation, in Lockheed Martin’s Government and Regulatory Affairs. She is responsible for managing the development and implementation of corporate regulatory and associated policy strategies affecting business interests, including in the areas of commercial space, cybersecurity, spectrum, emerging technologies, as well as FAA and FCC licensing. She is also responsible for the engagement with the International Telecommunications Union and other relevant intergovernmental organizations addressing ICT regulatory policy issues.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1996, she served in various capacities at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, including Senior Legal Advisor, International Bureau and Assistant Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. In 1990-91, Ms. Warren worked for the European Commission in Brussels, and prior to that in its offices in Washington, DC.
Ms. Warren is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S. in Languages) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.). She is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Warren holds leadership positions in several professional and civic organizations.
Director, Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards
Dave Wright is Director of Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards at Ruckus Wireless, a Brocade Communications company.
Mr. Wright leads Ruckus’ policy and standards initiatives, ensuring the intersection of Ruckus’ technical innovations with suitable regulatory rules and technical specifications.
Mr. Wright is also the Corporate Secretary of the CBRS Alliance, a multi-stakeholder industry organization with a mission of developing, promoting, and certifying LTE-based solutions for the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band.
Mr. Wright began his career in networking, telecom, mobile, and wireless in the early 1990s while serving in the US Marine Corps. In the intervening years, he has spent much of his time in systems engineering, technical marketing, standards development, and policy advocacy roles.
Mr. Wright is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) Emeritus (#2062) as well as a Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).