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Wireless Broadband and Broadcasting: New Business Models and Challenges for Spectrum Policy

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A light lunch will be served after the event from 13:15.

CEPS Event

Wireless Broadband and Broadcasting: New Business Models and Challenges for Spectrum Policy


Although traditional linear TV over broadcast networks still dominates audiovisual (AV) consumption today, this is changing with fixed and wireless broadband playing a growing role in delivering and distributing video content. New business models are emerging, eg for LTE broadcasting, both as a substitute for, and a complement to, traditional broadcast networks. However, there is great uncertainty about the prospects and impact of these developments. This seminar, therefore, will focus on the mid to long-term impacts arising from convergence of wireless broadband and broadcasting in Europe and internationally, the implications of the emergence of new business models for delivery of AV services, and the challenges for spectrum policy.

Key questions include:

  • What are the benefits for mobile network operators and broadcasters to be able to beam video at mobile devices?
  • What kind of services, programs and content of all types might be offered in the coming years?
  • What are the implications of sub-700MHz sharing in the context of co-existence or convergence?
  • What will be the impact for both telecom operators and the broadcasting industry and will models of cooperation may emerge?

Registration and coffee from 09.30 – Meeting from 10.00 to 13.15

CEPS Event Report 


Gerard Pogorel, Telecom ParisTech

Markets, convergence and actor strategies, new perspectives and challenges 

Branimir Stantchev, European Commission

The vision of the EC

Rosario Baratta, Telecom Italia

Telco-broadcaaster convergence: the Telco perspective

Darko Ratkaj, European Broadcasting Union

Telco-broadcaster convergence: the Broadcaster perspective

Wladimir Bocquet, GSMA

The Future of the 700 MHz and the Sub-700 MHz Bands: creating a sustainable future for mobile broadband

Philip Kelley, Nokia

New Business Models and Challenges for Spectrum Policy

Guillaume Lebrun, Qualcomm

Innovation and EU’s cultural policy

Karl-Heinz Laudan, Deutsche Telekom

Wireless boradband and broadcasting in the EU

Lodovico Benvenuti, Mediaset

Europe leader in spectrum for Wireless Broadband

Colin Blackman
Colin Blackman

Associate Research Fellow

Speakers list
Gerard Pogorel

Professor Emeritus of Economics, Telecom ParisTech

Branimir Stantchev

Radio spectrum policy, DG CNECT, European Commission

Rosario Baratta

Head of EU Antitrust & Regulation, Telecom Italia

Darko Ratkaj

Senior Project Manager, European Broadcasting Union

Lodovico Benvenuti

Chargé de Mission, Mediaset (TBC)

Philip Kelley


Guillaume Lebrun

Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

Wladimir Bocquet

Head of Policy Planning, GSMA (TBC)

Erik Bohlin

Professor, Technology Management & Economics, Chalmers University

Karl-Heinz Laudan

Vice President Spectrum Policy & Projects, Deutsche Telekom