9 May 2013, Grand Continental Hotel Bucharest
Spectrum for mobile communications has long been one of the topical issues on the agenda of the regulatory bodies in Europe and beyond. The Romanian spectrum auction in September 2012 was appreciated as a success in Europe, which, along with the vivid interest expressed by a number of regulators in CEE Europe, encouraged ANCOM to propose the idea of a CEE Regional Working Group meeting aimed at sharing our experience and lessons learned in the field of preparing and conducting such a complex procedure.
The meeting pursues a step-by-step approach to the Romanian spectrum auction, with a closer look at the context of organizing this auction, the documents prepared and the authority's concern for preserving competition, by setting reserve prices and spectrum caps, specifying obligations regarding coverage, national roaming, MVNO hosting, etc. as well as at technical, legal and IT-related information.
The closing session was designed as an interactive round table dedicated to sharing experience and plans on spectrum auctioning and to presenting the status of the Digital Dividend awarding in the region, as well as to discussing further issues of regional cooperation.