A Workshop organised by ENST Paris, CAL-IT2 University of California, San Diego, University of Warwick, 28-30 April 2004 at ENST Paris
Prof. Gérard POGOREL , Prof. Peter COWHEY , Prof. Martin CAVE
Message from the Conference Organisers
April 30, 2004
You will find here the presentations made by the speakers at the Future Wireless Networks and Services and Radio Spectrum Policy (FwUNS-SPoRT) held at ENST in Paris on April 28-30, 2004.
This research had been initiated at a joint California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (CAL-IT2)-ENST Workshop held at University of California San Diego in May 2002.
At a moment when the E.U. countries and the U.S.A. are engaged in major efforts in this area, the intent of ENST Paris, CAL-IT2, and University of Warwick has been to invite actors from Government institutions, the industry, and the academia to debate on how to shape a future radio spectrum management policy in a scientific, industrial, and international perspective.
This Workshop illustrates our coordinated effort at assessing the feasibility and impacts of new wireless technologies and how these technologies will affect the supply of wireless networks and services and improve the usage, planning and management of the radio spectrum. We have looked at the different paths of North America, Europe and Asia and at links to information technology policy in general.
The participants have expressed their appreciation of this event as a landmark moment in the promotion of a better reciprocal knowledge and understanding of viewpoints on both side of the Atlantic and internationally, which was precisely our collective purpose.
Although further efforts are evidently needed, we have helped coming up with policies which are more adapted to the markets and citizens .
The contributions have addressed the following issues:
1/ How do Future Wireless Technologies combine to allow for a new generation of networks ?
2/ What are the impacts of Future Wireless Technologies on the nature and provision of communications services ?
2/ Correlatively, and consequently, what are the most appropriate radio spectrum management policiesn ?
Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris
School of Pacific and International Studies
University of California, San Diego
Director, Centre for Management under Regulation
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick