31 January 2017, 09.30 – 11.30, registration and welcome coffee from 09.00
Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels
5G, described as a key stone in the digital revolution, calls for a harmonized and standardized spectrum policy. The quality of the telecom infrastructure will be essential for anyone who has an interest in the digital ecosystem. A lot is at stake. The potential is limitless, however failing to become a front runner in 5G may threaten European growth and its future competitiveness in the global arena.
EU policy makers felt the pressure to find a common solution to an issue, which has primarily been on a national level until now. Spectrum is a limited natural resource where “legitimate” national interests have created a fragmented market.
Possible discussion points:
Michal Boni Member of the European Parliament
Kamila Kloc Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip, European Commission
Dr Eric Hardouin Vice-President, Ambient Connectivity Research, Orange
Kumar Singarajah Director, Regulatory Affairs and Business Development, Avanti Communications Group
Sofie Pollin Professor, ESAT - Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven
Moderator: Georg Serentschy Senior Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs