The Art House

SPECTRUM FUTURES 2014

Spectrum Futures 2014 was held from 29–30 October at The Arts House in Singapore.

The conference began on Wednesday, 29 October with a private regulators-only symposium in the afternoon followed by an evening reception.

The conference continued on Thursday, 30 October with an all-day program open to all registered attendees.

WEDNESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2014 (Regulators Only)
Time Topic
13.00–13.10 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome Remarks:
Sharon Nakama, CEO, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Convener:
Stephen Ho, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council

13.10–13.40 Market Overview: Singapore

Presenter:
Aileen Chia, Deputy Director-General, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore

13.40–14.00 How Much Spectrum Might Be Needed?

Presenter:
John Ure, Associate Professor and Director, Technology Research Project (TRP), University of Hong Kong and Director, TRPC Pte Ltd, Singapore

14.00–14.45 The Role of Unlicensed/Dynamic Spectrum

Open discussion among attendees

14.45–15.00 Break
15.00–16.00 Spectrum Allocation Workshop

Presenters:
Christian Koboldt, Co-Founder & Partner, DotEcon, United Kingdom
Arisa Siong, Associate, DotEcon, Singapore

16.00–16.30 Key Challenges for Extending Internet Access?

Open discussion among attendees

16.30–17.00 Sustainable Deployment Models?

Open discussion among attendees

17.00–19.30 Reception
THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2014
Time Topic
09.00–09.10 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome Remarks:
Sharon Nakama, CEO, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Convener:
Stephen Ho, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council

09.10–09.35 Demand for Spectrum

Presenter:
Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA

09.35–09.45 Pakistan’s Spectrum Auction and Future Plans

Presenter:
Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan

09.45–10.10 Internet Connectivity in Asia

Presenter:
John Ure, Associate Professor and Director, Technology Research Project (TRP), University of Hong Kong and Director, TRPC Pte Ltd, Singapore

10.10–10.30 What Tomorrow’s Networks Will Look Like

Presenter:
Anup Changaroth, Director, Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific, Ciena, Singapore

10.30–10.45 Break
10.45–11.10 Options for Releasing More Spectrum

Presenter:
Christian Koboldt, Co-Founder & Partner, DotEcon, United Kingdom

11.10–11.35 Tata Communications: Our View of Spectrum Requirements for the India Market

Moderator:
John Ure, Associate Professor and Director, Technology Research Project (TRP), University of Hong Kong and Director, TRPC Pte Ltd, Singapore

Panelists:
Kalyan Pal, VP & Head, Wireless Engineering, Tata Communications Ltd. (TCL), India
David Stanton, VP, Operations, Tata Communications Ltd. (TCL), Singapore
Shachi Wadhawan, Deputy General Manager, India Access, Global Network Services, Tata Communications Ltd. (TCL), India

11.35–12.00 TV White Spaces: How Is Spectrum Shared?

Presenter:
Jeffrey Yan, Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft, Singapore

12.00–12.25 Update on TV White Spaces in the Philippines

Presenter:
Louis Casambre, Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office, Department of Science and Technology (ICTO-DOST), Philippines

12.25–13.50 Lunch
13.50–14.15 A Digital Bangladesh: Robust and Affordable Access for All

Presenter:
Rashed Uddin, President, BANGLALION-MAXNET, Bangladesh

14.15–14.40 Spectrum Planning Progress in Taiwan

Presenter:
Hsiao-Cheng Yu, Vice Chairperson, National Communications Commission, Taiwan

14.40–15.05 No Backhaul, No Access

Presenter:
Sean Bergin, President, APTelecom, Thailand

15.05–15.20 Break
15.20–15.40 Spectrum Is Not the Only Issue

Presenter:
Donnie De Freitas, Regulator, Office of the Regulator, Samoa

15.40–16.00 Whitespace-Enabled Rural Broadband to Cognitive M2M

Presenter:
Apurva N. Mody, Chairman, WhiteSpace Alliance

16.00–16.20 How Dynamic Spectrum Access Works

Presenter:
Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhya Labs Pvt. Ltd., India

16.20–16.40 Development of Mobile Broadband and Spectrum Policy Vision

Presenter:
Yoichi Iida, Director, International Research and Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan

16.40–17.00 Facilitating Mobile Broadband Development in Hong Kong

Presenter:
Chaucer Leung, Assistant Director, Regulatory Affairs, OFCA, Hong Kong SAR, China

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