EVENT: EU Spectrum Policy , 13 April
By: Thomas Myrup Kristensen, Former Senior EU Policy Director
Address: Executive Briefing Center, Avenue des Nerviens 85, 1040 Brussels (Map)
Event Date: 13 April 2011

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On 13th April, Microsoft is hosting a roundtable event to discuss recent developments in spectrum policy and their impact on the ICT industry.

Spectrum is a key enabler of economic growth and innovation, but its exploitation is challenged by fragmented regulation whose evolution has been slowed by conflicting industry and member state interests. Member states’ fragmented approach to managing spectrum compounds the challenges faced by industry in harnessing the full potential of wireless technology. Last year, the European Commission proposed a new Radio Spectrum Policy Program as a key step towards achieving the desired Digital Single Market and the broader policy objectives encapsulated in the Digital Agenda.

Our roundtable brings policy makers and leading industry representatives together to discuss how spectrum sharing could contribute to harnessing the full benefits from wireless technology, for European consumers and citizens – including more ubiquitous broadband Internet access. Some of the speakers will address supporting developments in TV White Spaces – including trials which are about to start, in the UK.

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The event brings together industry speakers from Cambridge Silicon Radio, Cambridge Consultants, Dutch Emergency Services (C2SC), Nokia and Vodafone, whose different viewpoints should ensure a lively discussion.

Event date:  13 April 2011
Venue:  Executive Briefing Center, Avenue des Nerviens 85, 1040 Brussels
Spaces:  Invitation only

For more information and questions please do not hesitate to contact tmyrup@microsoft.com.