Spectrum and Policy Forum: a reality check on planning and implementation for mobile networks in Latin America::Foro de espectro y políticas públicas: Claves para la planificación e implementación de redes móviles en América Latina - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Spectrum and Policy Forum: a reality check on planning and implementation for mobile networks in Latin America

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Date & Time

Tuesday, 31 Oct

14:30 - 17:00


This Forum will focus on spectrum and policy issues prevalent in Latin America today with a look towards the future and 5G technology deployments. The discussions will highlight the deploying and enhancing of 4G networks alongside the challenges and most appropriate timing for getting platforms and policies ready for 5G services.

As a region, Latin America has been very active in releasing spectrum for mobile services and deploying 4G technology. This session will showcase how the release of spectrum and associated supporting polices have supported economic growth and social equality.

There is a strong belief that common policy and regulation for mobile in the region will bring about a better future for all.


14.30 – 14.40

GSMA Welcome – mobile delivering on regional broadband goals

Lucas Gallitto, Public Policy Director, GSMA Latin America

14.40 – 15.00

Making the most of spectrum – using mobile services to empower citizens

Martha Suárez, General Director, ANE Colombia

15.00 – 15.20

Infrastructure deployment – policies need to support ease of network rollout

Santiago Pardo, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Relations, América Móvil

15.20 – 16.00

PANEL: Spectrum bands to support coverage for all

Moderator:  Carolina Limbatto, Senior Analyst, Americas, Cullen International


Paola Herrera Hernández, Deputy Director Spectrum Management and Technical planning, ANE Colombia

• José Juan Haro, Director for Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Business Telefónica, Latin America

• Alejandro Quiroga Lopez, Director Legal and Regulatory Affairs Telecom Argentina S.A

• Emilio Loures, Director of Corporate Affairs, Intel Brasil

16.00 – 16.15

Networking Break

16.15 – 16.55

PANEL: 5G – how, when and why for LatAm?

Moderator Jorge Fernando Negrete, General Director, Mediatelecom


·        Franklin Merchan, Chair of PCC.II, CITEL

·        Martha Suarez, General Director, ANE Colombia

·        Sebastian Kaplan, Director of Regulatory Affairs LATAM, Millicom

·        Carlos Hernandez, Wireless Marketing Vice-director, Huawei

·        José Luis Ayala, Head of Government and Industry Relations, Latin America, Ericsson 

16:55 – 17:00

Close and Thanks