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Over the coming years, the deployment of 5G will transform connectivity, support the achievement of social goals and drive economic development. Securing the evolution of IMT technologies is crucial to unleashing the benefits of 5G for society.

Making additional mid-band spectrum available for 5G-NR is critical to cost-effectively serving city-wide capacity needs (including smart cities) as well as connecting small towns. This spectrum includes the 6 GHz range, an important candidate for mid-band expansion that offers a good balance in terms of coverage and capacity for a wide range of 5G use cases.

In this webinar, policy makers and leading industry players will share the latest views and technical research on IMT spectrum needs, policy development and the role of 6 GHz in the ASMG region.

Key Themes

    • More mid-bands spectrum will be required in 2025-2030 to meet the connectivity needs of citizens and industrial sectors.
    • Mobile Broadband in licensed spectrum will generate substantially more social and economic value compared to other technologies using unlicensed spectrum.
    • The 6 GHz band represents an opportunity to provide critical spectrum in the mid-band range which will be required for 5G in the future to provide high capacity citywide urban and suburban coverage, to complement 3.5 GHz spectrum which will not be sufficient for the long term.
    • The ITU-R has started its preparatory work towards WRC-23 Agenda Item 1.2 (AI 1.2) assessing the feasibility of allocating 6425–7125 MHz for IMT. Technical parameters and channel modeling are expected to be completed in June 2021. New technologies and features, such as precise beam direction control for 5G Active Antenna System (AAS), high bandwidth, and low power spectral density, help implement the coexistence with fixed satellite services and microwave links.
    • Regional approaches to the band 6425-7125 MHz differ at WRC-23 (AI 1.2) but all regions can benefit from an IMT identification.
    • A wide range of mobile operators and equipment manufacturers support 6425-7125 MHz as high priority for future IMT to increase 5G capacity and services availability.

Stefan Zehle from Coleago Consulting delivered a presentation on their recent report on “IMT spectrum demand: Estimating the mid-bands spectrum needs in the 2025-2030 timeframe” during the event. Click here to download a copy.

Speakers include

Jawad Abbassi

Jawad Abbassi

Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
GSMA

Tariq AL aWADHI

Tariq Al Awadhi

Executive Director, Spectrum Affairs
TRA, UAE

Stefan Zehle 240 Jan 2021

Stefan Zehle

Co-Founder & CEO
Coleago Consulting

Eiman M

Eiman Mohyeldin

Head of Spectrum Standardization
Nokia

Moghazi

Mohamed El-Moghazi

Executive Director, National Spectrum Management
NTRA Egypt

Sergey Rudko

Sergey Rudko

RCC Co-Coordinator on AI 1.2 and AI 1.3 of WRC-23

Richard Makgotlho

Richard Makgotlho

Representative, WG1 Management Team
ATU

Tom W

Tom Wikström

Special Advisor, Traficom, Finland

Luciana C

Luciana Camargos

Senior Director, Future Spectrum
GSMA

Paivi Ruuska

Päivi Ruuska

Chair, Spectrum Management Group
ETNO

Sergey Rudko

Sergey Rudko

RCC Co-Coordinator on AI 1.2 and AI 1.3 of WRC-23

Abdulhadi

Abdulhadi AbouAlmal

Director, Technology Standardization & Spectrum Management
Etisalat Group

Tom W

Tom Wikström

Special Advisor, Traficom, Finland

Peter Cosimini

Peter Cosimini

Strategy Manager
Vodafone

Paivi Ruuska

Päivi Ruuska

Chair, Spectrum Management Group
ETNO

Agenda

Please note all times listed are EET (GMT +2)

Event Day
2021-11-11
09:00 - 09:20
Opening and Keynote Introductions
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Moderator: Stefan Zehle
CEO, Coleago Consulting
Opening and Keynote Introductions image
Jawad Abbassi
Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA), GSMA
Opening and Keynote Introductions image
Tariq Al Awadhi
Executive Director, Spectrum Affairs TRA, UAE
09:20 - 10:20
Session 1: Future IMT mid-band Spectrum needs and policy development
Session 1: Future IMT mid-band Spectrum needs and policy development image
Moderator: Stefan Zehle
CEO, Coleago Consulting
Session 1: Future IMT mid-band Spectrum needs and policy development image
Luciana Camargos
Senior Director, Future Spectrum, GSMA
Session 1: Future IMT mid-band Spectrum needs and policy development image
Peter Cosimini
Strategy Manager, Vodafone
Session 1: Future IMT mid-band Spectrum needs and policy development image
Abdulhadi AbouAlmal
Director, Technology Standardization & Spectrum Management, Etisalat Group
Session 1: Future IMT mid-band Spectrum needs and policy development image
Tariq Al Awadhi
Executive Director, Spectrum Affairs TRA, UAE
10:20 - 10:35
Refreshment break
10:35 - 11:55
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG image
Moderator: Stefan Zehle
CEO, Coleago Consulting
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG image
Richard Makgotlho
Radiocommunications Specialist, ICASA
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG image
Tom Wikström
Special Advisor, Traficom, Finland
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG image
Sergey Rudko
RCC co-coordinator on AI 1.2 and AI 1.3 of WRC-23
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG image
Eiman Mohyeldin
Head of Spectrum Standardization, Nokia (on behalf of the co-hosting vendors)
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG image
Mohamed El-Moghazi
Executive Director, National Spectrum Management, NTRA Egypt
Session 2: Focus on the role of 6GHz in ASMG image
Päivi Ruuska
Chair, Spectrum Management Group, ETNO
11:55 - 12:00
Wrap-up Session
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Moderator: Stefan Zehle
CEO, Coleago Consulting
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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact jordan.francombe@forum-europe.com