Mobile Industry Backing (mib) terrestrial spectrum

for IMT (Agenda Item 1.4)







Agenda for a one-day Seminar in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Tuesday, 16 January 2007






Background:  The ITU-R WP8F will have a meeting in Cameroon from Wednesday, January 17, to Thursday, January 25, 2006. This Working Party is responsible for the overall system aspects of IMT-2000 and beyond. Significant progress has been made in WP8F on the work towards WRC-07 on the Agenda Item 1.4. Since the meeting is placed in Cameroon it offers a possibility for African Administrations to receive information about the progress of work towards WRC-07 prior to the actual WP8F meeting, and by experts who  have been involved in this activity. It is also of high value for the members of the industry group (mib) to receive information and views from African Administrations & Governments.




Tuesday, 16 January 2007


Chairman: José Costa (Nortel)


09:00 – 09:25     Introductions, background on IMT-2000, its enhancements and systems beyond (IMT-Advanced); overview of the work in ITU-R WP 8F.
Speaker: Stephen Blust (Chairman of ITU-R WP 8F)  Presentation

09:25 – 09:50     Summary of ITU-R WP 8F results on IMT.ESTIMATE, CPM TEXT, IMT.CANDI and IMT.SHARING CANDI

                           Speaker: Cengiz Evci (Alcatel-Lucent)  Presentation

09:50 – 10:15     Demonstrated need for additional spectrum and candidate bands for IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced to be identified at WRC-07.
Speaker: Yves Bellego (FT/Orange)  Presentation


10:15 – 10:45     Coffee


10:45 – 11:30     Summary of ITU-R WP 8F work towards systems beyond IMT-2000 (IMT-Advanced) and the vision for the future, including examples of applications
Speaker: José Costa (Nortel)  Presentation

11:30 – 12:00     Use of lower frequency bands for economic deployment of IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced

Speaker: Sverker Magnusson (Ericsson)  Presentation


12:00 – 14:00     Lunch


14:00 – 15:15     Benefits, regulatory aspects, region-specific messages, ask for support for the identification of additional spectrum for future enhancements of IMT-2000 and systems beyond, suggested actions, etc.
Speaker: Rauno Ruismäki (Nokia) 


15:15 – 15:45     Coffee break


15:45 – 17:00     Views Relevant to Africa
Speaker:  Emmanuel KAMDEM NZIKOU (Ministry of Posts and telecommunication, Cameroon)


17:00 – 17:30     Panel session: Questions and answers
Speakers: African Administrations/Governments and members of the industry group (All Speakers during the day + WP8F Chairs)


18:00 – late        Dinner with all participants from African Administrations/Governments and members of the industry group.




Contact persons;

Cameroon:  Nlend Raphael (, Denis Ngae (

mib:  Håkan Ohlsén ( )