ITU Digital World 2021
Wednesday, 22 September 2021See the full programme
Spectrum harmonization in particular, and spectrum management in general, have a major impact on spectrum availability for next generation networks. Why is it so important both now and in the future to ensure globally harmonized spectrum for satellite, science, broadcasting, mobile, fixed and other radiocommunication services? How can we ensure services have enough spectrum for current and future needs?
Frequency bands for IMT-2020/5G were identified in the course of recent World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC), yet countries continue to use different bands. How can we ensure countries limit the number of frequencies and spectrum to the minimum essential to provide the necessary service?
Harmonization of IMT frequency usage can only be successful if national authorities are prepared to coordinate, collaborate – and prioritize. What are the challenges of spectrum harmonization? Is spectrum harmonization achievable, and if so, what are the best practices and methods? Is there a role for regional telecommunication organizations, and what initiatives are currently being implemented? What licensing models are in place around the world, and can they be used to promote greater spectrum harmonization?
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Deputy Director, BR
International Telecommunication Union
Director, International Relations
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Head of Space Systems and Utilization
World Meteorological Organization
Deputy Director of Wireless and Terminal Technology Institute
China Mobile Research Institute
Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office
Luiz Felippe Zoghbi
Spectrum Policy Manager
International Civil Aviation Organization
Victor D. Sparrow
Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN), Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA
Stephen Michael Talbot
Head of International Spectrum Policy
Office of Communications - Ofcom
Vice-chair-elect, Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR)
International Maritime Organization
Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation
European Broadcasting Union