Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Location: CTIA, 1400 16th Street, NW, Lobby Conference Center

Presented by the FCBA Wireless Telecommunications and International Telecommunications Committees

The International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is typically held every three or four years with the goal of reviewing and, if necessary, revising the Radio Regulations—the international treaty governing the use of the radiofrequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits.  WRC-19 will be held for four weeks in October and November, 2019, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.  WRC-19 will consider spectrum requirements and identification of frequency ranges for uses ranging from 5G broadband applications to global safety and distress systems to new space and high-altitude platform station uses.  These issues impact all telecommunications sectors, including the wireless, wireline, satellite, and broadcast industries, as well as the missions of federal government agencies.  At this CLE, experts representing the U.S. government and communications industries will give an overview of the WRC-19 process and what its outcomes will mean for FCBA members.


12:00 – 12:05 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions
Daudeline Meme, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Verizon and Co-Chair, FCBA International Telecommunications Committee

12:05 – 12:10 p.m.     Opening Remarks
Grace Koh, U.S. Representative to ITU WRC-19, Bureau of Economics and Industry Affairs, U.S. Department of State

12:10 – 1:05 p.m.       Introduction to the World Radio Conference, Work Items, and the U.S. Government Process

Derek Khlopin, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary, NTIA and Co-Chair, FCBA Wireless Telecommunications Committee


Charles Glass, Chief, International Spectrum Policy Division, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dante Ibarra, World Radiocommunication Conference Director, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Franz Zichy, Multilateral Affairs, International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State (invited)

1:05 – 1:15 p.m.         Break

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.         Perspectives and Priorities

Kara Graves, Director, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA and Co-Chair, FCBA Wireless Telecommunications Committee

Jennifer Manner, Sr. Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar Corporation and Co-Chair, FCBA International Telecommunications Committee
Patricia Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Reza Arefi, Director of Spectrum Strategy, Intel Next Generation and Standards Group



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