Impact of mobile in Eurasia: Spectrum Policies for the Long Term::Вклад мобильной связи в развитие региона Евразия: Долгосрочная политика по выделению спектра - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Вклад мобильной связи в развитие региона Евразия: Долгосрочная политика по выделению спектра

Side Session

Дата и время

Wednesday, 09 Oct

13:30 - 17:00


Mobile is one of the most far-reaching technologies in history and the evolution to 5G is the next essential step to no one being left behind in the digital revolution. With the most fundamental element of that connectivity being spectrum, how to manage that resource to gain the most for the millions of citizens across this region is the focus on this session.


You will hear updates on the ‘coverage’ bands, the challenges on spectrum auctions and pricing of spectrum as well as the opportunities that 5G will bring.


In collaboration with the ITU and RCC, this session will bring together governments, spectrum experts and industry stakeholders to examine the impact mobile has had to date and what its future will bring especially in a WRC year.


Location: Charlotte & Emerald rooms



MC: Tair Ismailov, Strategic Engagement Director Russia & CIS, GSMA


OPENING KEYNOTES                                         

13.30 – 13.40

10 min

Welcome Remarks

Brief history of mobile – the impact of mobile in Eurasia from 2G to date and why 5G is much more than just faster broadband.


John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA


10 min

Opening Keynote:


Farid Nakhli, Programme Manager, ITU Regional Office for CIS

13.50 – 14.00

10 min

Opening keynote:


Nurudin N. Mukhitdinov, Director General, RCC Executive Committee



SESSION  I: 5G Spectrum Policy

14.00 – 14.30

30 min

5G Awards: What have we learnt so far?


The success of the 5G will be heavily reliant on national governments and regulators. Most notably, the speed, reach and quality of 5G services will be dependent on governments and regulators supporting timely access to the right amount and type of affordable spectrum, and under the right conditions. 5G spectrum awards have already begun and the variation in the amount of spectrum assigned, and the prices paid, means the potential of 5G services will vary between countries. What have we learnt so far?


Daniel Gueorguiev, Policy Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA



30 min

Deploying 5G using low and mid band spectrum



Pavel Mamchenkov, Head of radiofrequency support, MegaFon

Dmitry Konarev, Chief Mobile Broadband Scientist, Huawei


15.00 – 15.20



SESSION II: Understanding the business case for 5G


15.20 – 15.40


5G for 4th Industrial Revolution

Examining the transformation across industry sectors and why adoption of new technology will generate over US$ 2.2 trillion over the next 15 years


Geraldo Neto, Senior Technical and Policy Advisor, TMG



SESSION III: Final round before WRC

15.40 – 15.50

10 min

WRC-19 status


Albert Nalbandian, Chairman of the RCC WRC19/AR19 Prep Working Group

Advisor to Minister of Transport, and ICT, Armenia



10 min

WRC-19, future of 5G


Konstantin Savin, Senior Technology Manager, Russia & CIS, GSMA


16.00 – 16.45

45 min


What is the biggest obstacle to 5G success? A recent survey of global telecoms professionals put spectrum availability at the top – what’s behind this issue? How important is WRC and the amount of spectrum secured and the associated technical conditions? What do regulators have to do to assign 5G spectrum in a way that maximizes network investment and consumer and business adoption?


Moderator:  Konstantin Savin, Senior Technology Manager, Russia & CIS, GSMA


– RCC Administration representative (CIS)

– RCC Administration representative (CIS)

– Christian Laqué, Senior Director for Technology, A1 Belarus

– Alexander Balyuk, Head of New Technologies Implementation Department, VimpelCom

– Lidia Varukina, Ph.D., Head of Technology, East Europe, Nokia 


Q/A  & Closing Remarks

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