Manuel Rascado-Marti appointed Chair of UK Spectrum Plicy Forum Cluster 1
The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Rascado-Marti as the new Cluster 1 Chair.
Succeeding Saul Friedner who has chaired Cluster 1 for several years, Mr. Rascado-Marti will lead discussions on the crucial matter of future spectrum demand. His focus will encompass the impact of emerging technologies and services on spectrum requirements, alongside ensuring continued and equitable access for all spectrum users.
Cluster 1 plays a vital role in the SPF, fostering long-term strategic thinking regarding the utilization of radio spectrum. As Chair, Mr. Rascado-Marti will foster close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including government bodies, Ofcom, industry representatives, and academic institutions. Through this collaborative effort, he will aim to advance key initiatives pertaining to both future spectrum demand and its continued availability.
I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1. Having previously been part of this community, I have a profound admiration of the vital role that the UK SPF plays in shaping future policy. As we navigate the aftermath of WRC-23 and confront the reality of an ever-growing spectrum demand, I aim to collectively address the challenges and opportunities arising from this surge, ensuring the continued availability of spectrum across all existing and future users.
Manuel is a Spectrum Policy Consultant at LS telcom, where he spearheads global consulting projects encompassing regulatory policy, strategic planning, and radio spectrum management. His extensive experience positions him as a valuable asset, particularly in navigating the intricate interplay between policy, strategy, and innovation within spectrum policy landscape.
Prior to his current role, Manuel served as the secretariat for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, a testament to his profound understanding of the sector's nuances. He further honed his expertise through previous positions as an analyst and senior reporter at PolicyTracker, cultivating a comprehensive and independent perspective on the ever-evolving wireless domain.
UK SPF Future Spectrum Policy Summit 2024
The UK Spectrum Policy Forum invites you to its conference on future spectrum policy on Thursday 15th February, 2024. Register here.
The open-to-all event will gather key UK and international policy and industry decision-makers, to discuss some of the most pressing future spectrum policy questions, such as WRC-23 hot topics, spectrum sharing and spectrum considerations for 6G.
If you have any questions about the UK SPF and its activities, please contact the team below.
Sophie Greaves is Head of Programme for Communications Infrastructure and Services at techUK, and oversees the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.
Sophie was promoted to Head having been Programme Manager for Communications Infrastructure and Services, leading techUK's telecoms activities, engagement and policy development. Previously, Sophie was Programme Assistant across a variety of areas including the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure programmes.
Prior to joining techUK, Sophie completed a masters in Film Studies at University College London; her dissertation examined US telecoms policy relating to net neutrality and content distribution.
Tales has a background in law and economics, with previous experience in the regulation of new technologies and infrastructure.
In the UK and Europe, he offered consultancy on intellectual property rights of cellular and IoT technologies and on the regulatory procedures at the ITU as a Global Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI).
Tales has an LL.M in Law and Business by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and an MSc in Regulation at the London School of Economics, with a specialization in Government and Law.
Matthew joined techUK in August 2023 as a Programme Assistant, supporting the Communications Infrastructure programme, as well as the Digital Connectivity and Spectrum Policy Fora.