TRPC Director John Ure moderates panel at IIC Thailand’s spectrum discussion, 9 Jul 2014

Allocation of Spectrum – Does one size fit all?

Organised by the International Institute of Communications

Hosted by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Thailand

Wednesday 09 July 2014

09:30-16:00 hours


On July 9th in Bangkok, the International Institute of Communications brought together international experts with deep experience of spectrum assignment policies to discuss and assess the successes and failures of the different models.

The event was opened by the Chairman of the NBTC, Air Chief Marshal Thares Punsri, and with a keynote address by Dr Sutiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Commisisoner of the NBTC, the event was moderated by Dr John Ure of the Technology Research Project (TRP), University of Hong Kong.

International expert speakers include:

°          Dr Professor Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, Former Chairman of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Thailand

°          Dr Robert Pepper, Vice President for Global Technology Policy at Cisco; formerly Chief of Policy Development at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

°          Randi Wiese Heirung, Senior Advisor, Spectrum allocation design and implementation, Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT), Norway

°          Ann LaFrance, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

°          James Bellis, Director, Telecommunications Practice, Frontier Economics, UK

°          Vincenzo Lobianco, Director, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM), Italy

°          Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General. International Institute of Communications.

The speakers discussed:

  • The increasing importance of spectrum and the regulator’s role: what are the policy decisions to be made?
  • Models of spectrum assignment – the social, legal and economic aspects of different models

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