Latin America Spectrum Management Conference

5th Mena Spectrum Management Conference

Event Overview

The 8th Latin America Spectrum Management Conference will return as a virtual event in November 2021.

Taking place across a series of individual sessions, the conference will once again provide an online platform for stakeholders from Latin America to come together and discuss topical issues relating to the management and coordination of spectrum policy across the region.
Held using an interactive virtual event system, sessions will go beyond the standard webinar. Attendees will have the opportunity to get involved and engage through interactive sessions, one-to-one and group networking, technology demonstrations, a virtual exhibition area and more!

More details on the event, including the agenda and speaker line-up will be available shortly.

The conference is part of The Global Spectrum Series. The world’s largest collection of regional spectrum policy conferences.

Organisers & Partners

Event Organiser
Forum Global
Forum Global specializes in policy focused conferences and events, providing a platform for discussion and debate on topical issues across a variety of different sectors. These events are organized with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.Forum Global is the international arm of Forum Europe, which was founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune, and is widely recognized as the leading EU dedicated event provider.Headed by a team of events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Global works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike. Its strategic services can maintain and develop your key policy networks, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
Event Partner
Coleago Consulting
Founded in 2001, Coleago is a specialist telecoms management consulting firm. Our expertise has been developed exclusively within the telecoms sector and delivers a rare combination of telecoms-related commercial and technical skills and experience. Since 2001 we have worked on over 110 spectrum related projects in developed and emerging markets. Since 2017 our spectrum projects included the transition to 5G, including valuating spectrum most relevant for 5G such as 600MHz, 700MHz, 3.5GHz, and mm wave. We advise regulators on spectrum policy, spectrum roadmap, spectrum pricing, spectrum auctions and capacity building on the topic best practice in spectrum auctions. For mobile operators Coleago delivers regulatory advocacy and responses to consultation, spectrum valuation, bid strategy development and live auction support. Coleago also authored complete bid books for spectrum licence awards by means of a beauty contest.
Event Partner
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize our network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through our systems. We are one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards. Communication is changing the way we live and work. Ericsson plays a key role in this evolution, using innovation to empower people, business and society. We provide communications networks, telecom services and multimedia solutions, making it easier for people all over the globe to communicate.
Event Partner
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
Event Partner
LS telcom
LS telcom AG is an ISO-certified, worldwide leading provider of system solutions and consulting services for efficient spectrum management, radio monitoring and radio network planning (mobile broadband, IoT, critical communications, broadcast, etc.). Since its foundation in 1992, LS telcom has supported National Regulatory Authorities, International Institutions, Network Operators, Equipment Manufacturers and System Integrators to address challenges in radio communications. Through its global footprint of serving customers in more than 100 countries on five continents, LS telcom has gathered significant know-how and experience from around the world. Headquartered in Lichtenau, Germany, LS telcom currently employs more than 250 people worldwide with subsidiaries in Australia, in the US, Canada, France, UK, South Africa, UAE and China. LS telcom invests substantial resources in research and development to be ahead of technology trends. To remain up to date with international regulations, standards and technology, LS telcom is a sector member of the ITU and actively participates in radio communications programs with prestigious universities and research institutes around the world.
Event Partner
OneWeb will enable connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. It is implementing a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency communications service, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere.
Event Partner
Viasat is the global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat innovations have helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the world communicate — even in the hardest-to-reach places.
Knowledge Partner
Aetha Consulting
Aetha Consulting provides strategic advice to the telecommunications industry and specialises in undertaking rigorous data-driven quantitative assessments to help businesses, regulators and policy makers make major strategic and regulatory decisions. We work with our clients to develop creative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing them in a constantly changing environment. Aetha helps operators and regulators to analyse the opportunities and threats arising out of changes (whether real or proposed) in their radio spectrum holdings. Throughout the recent unprecedented growth of wireless services, Aetha's staff have been at the forefront of spectrum policy. Our consultants have assisted regulators to award spectrum and develop regulatory frameworks, including supporting the European Commission to tackle issues such as spectrum trading and the digital dividend.We also support operators to understand their spectrum needs, value spectrum and bid in auctions. Each year we support 10-15 bidders in spectrum auctions - a total of over 80 award processes between mid-2011 and 2017 across all regions of the world. Our technical knowledge, combined with our rigorous valuation modelling approach, ensures that our clients are comprehensively prepared for auctions.
Knowledge Partner
Cullen International
Cullen International is an independent service provider of regulatory and competition law intelligence in the telecoms, media, digital economy and postal sectors - covering developments across Europe, Americas, the Middle East and North Africa. For over thirty years, the company’s comprehensive, neutral and timely information has been trusted by industry and official institutions alike. Cullen International’s regulatory intelligence services are complemented by topical regulatory conferences and training seminars.
Knowledge Partner
Nera Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Speakers included:

Mario Maniewicz, ITU


Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

Oscar Leon

Oscar Leon

Executive Secretary, CITEL

Pamela Gidi

Pamela Gidi

Undersecretary of Telecommunications, SUBTEL, Chile

Jorge Barrero

Jorge Barrera Medina

Director of the Communications Industry, Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, Colombia

Mercedes Aramendia

Mercedes Aramendia

President, URSEC

Javier Juarez

Javier Juarez

Commissioner, IFT Mexico

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Miguel Felipe Anzola

Director General, ANE, Colombia

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Allan Ruiz

Executive Secretary, COMTELCA

Agostinho Linhares

Agostinho Linhares

Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting, Anatel Brazil

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Jose Aguilar

General Director of Policy and Regulation on Communications, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Peru

Jose Ayala

Jose Ayala

GSA Spectrum Chair for CITEL Region

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Alejandra Urbany-Ornes

Global Spectrum & Regulatory Policy, GSC

Lucas Gallitto

Lucas Gallitto

Public Policy Director, Latin America, GSMA

Hazem Moakkit

Hazem Moakkit

VP, Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat


Daniel Bernal

Deputy Director Regulatory Affairs, America Movil

Previous speakers include:


Times listed below are Bogota Local Time (UTC -5)

Event Background

Launched in 2014, and now in its eighth consecutive year, the Latin America Spectrum Management conference has previously taken place in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires and Lima. The event is established as the leading platform for spectrum policy discussion within the region.

Forum Global works closely with national governments and regulators, plus industry stakeholders from mobile, satellite, broadcast, public safety, HAPS and more to ensure that their voices are included.

Previous Event

Taking place virtually for the first time in November 2020, the 7th Latin America Spectrum Management Conference welcomed over 800 delegates from across the region and beyond for high-level discussions on WRC-19 & WRC-23, mmWave bands, the digital divide, key spectrum bands (in low, mid and high ranges), future connectivity networks, spectrum sharing, spectrum for verticals and much much more..

You can view more details of the 2020 edition of this event here, and replay all of the sessions here.

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For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Lula Howard, Senior Event Manager, Forum Global at [email protected] or +44 (0) 2920 783 026.