With the approval of IMT-2030 Framework in the Radio Assembly late last year in Dubai, and the outcomes of WRC-23 where upper 6 GHz received an IMT allocation, the future frequencies for 6G are slowly starting to materialise and form. Additionally, three bands – 4.4-4.8 GHz; 7125-8400 MHz and 14.8-15.35 GHz – feature on the agenda for WRC-27 for potential IMT identification.

Agenda

Time

Topic

12:30 – 12:45

Welcome and Introductions - Kumar Singarajah, Arqit and Cluster 4 Chair & Manuel R Marti, LS telcom and Cluster 1 Chair

12:45 – 13:30

Cluster 1: future demand of spectrum for 6G

  • 6G spectrum demand: BT’s perspectives - Anvar Tukmanov, BT Wireless Research Team  
  • Presentation on 6G and use cases by vendors - Matthew Baker, Nokia
  • Use cases and applications driving demand for future spectrum - Heidi Himmanen, Traficom/RSPG

13:30 – 13:45

Q&A Cluster 1: future demand of spectrum for 6G

13:45 – 14:30

Cluster 4: perspectives for WRC-27 AI 1.7

  • Presentation on WRC-27 by vendors - Reza Karimi,  Huawei
  • Perspectives on S-band from satellite services provider - TBC

14:30 – 14:45

Q&A Cluster 4: perspectives for WRC-27 AI 1.7

14:45 – 15:00

AOB & Close - Kumar Singarajah, Arqit and Cluster 4 Chair & Manuel R Marti, LS telcom and Cluster 1 Chair

 

Cluster 1: future demand of spectrum for 6G

In the first half of our workshop, Cluster 1 will discuss the growing demand for spectrum. It will explore the wide range of applications and use cases driving the need for expanded spectrum resources in the 6G landscape.

From high bandwidth needs like AR and VR to enhanced machine and human communications…

  • What’s driving this demand, and how can regulators proactively address these evolving needs?
  • How might emerging technologies such as machine learning and edge computing impact the spectrum requirements of tomorrow?

Cluster 4: perspectives for WRC-27 AI 1.7

The second half of our workshop will turn the spotlight onto the three IMT bands slated for discussion under Agenda Item 1.7 in WRC-27.  The global IMT community has set its focus on these three cmWave (mid-band), despite the strong opposition by most European regulators in Dubai.

A future IMT identification remains challenging as these are till date NATO-harmonised bands: 4.4-4.8 GHz is a harmonised range for aeronautical military systems, land military systems, maritime military systems and telemetry/telecommand, 7.250 -9 GHz is listed for ship, land and airborne surveillance and military satellite systems in Europe and 14.8—15.35 GHz is being used by aeronautical military systems, land military systems and maritime military systems.

  • Is there an option to share this spectrum?
  • Can IMT technology coexist with military-type systems?

Why attend?

Overall, this workshop is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving field of telecommunications, whether you're involved in policy-making, industry, research, or simply passionate about the future of technology.

  • Engage with experts to formulate informed policies supporting innovation and spectrum efficiency.
  • Understand evolving landscape of 6G technologies and spectrum requirements.
  • Learn about spectrum management complexities and regulatory role in innovation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our team below.

Sophie Greaves

Sophie Greaves

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

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.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2038
Twitter:
@SJMJames1
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiegreaves/

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Tales Gaspar

Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager, UK SPF and Satellite, techUK

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.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
+44 (0) 0207 331 2000
Website:
www.techUK.org
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/talesngaspar

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Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK

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.

Before joining techUK, Matthew worked in marketing, data, and events across a number of sectors, including education and consumer goods. He studied German and Dutch at University College London and the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2000

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