Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Q4 2020 Newsletter
Keeping you updated about our activities! Here we highlight our latest work and focus on areas where we are empowering the next wave of spectrum access.
Introduction from Martha Suárez
As we enter a brand new year, I would like to reflect upon some of the positive outcomes of 2020, and the great progress that has been made despite the pandemic. I would like to begin by thanking DSA members, global regulators and industry delegates who have driven the spectrum sharing movement over the past twelve months. Together, we have pushed through the unprecedented surges of demand to ensure improved service in high-traffic and remote areas, supporting the continuation of normalcy for millions through connectivity. From this experience, we hope to ensure the future innovation of remote working, education, medicine and emergency communications to ensure that no community is left unserved or at risk.
Progress towards this mission was met at our very own Global Summit, which saw a record attendance of over 500 registrants and 160 worldwide representatives from government and academic institutions come together. There, we discussed a wide range of spectrum innovations, from TV White Space (TVWS), Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) and Wi-Fi 6 to 3D spectrum management in mmWaves. Thank you to all the speakers who contributed to the important discussions and congratulations to this year’s DSA Award winners for their achievements worldwide in accelerating spectrum sharing. With many highlights to recall, a full recap of the event can be read on our blog. If you missed it, all Global Summit live and pre-recorded sessions are now available on-demand via our YouTube channel.
Preceding record-breaking attendance at the Global Summit in November, this year also saw many new records being set for spectrum sharing worldwide and the DSA. Back in April, the FCC approved the unlicensed use of the 6GHz band and ever since then the DSA has actively encouraged other countries to follow in its footsteps to supercharge connectivity worldwide and meet end-user demands with Wi-Fi 6E. The DSA also submitted the most regulation filings worldwide to encourage the use of a variety of bands and spectrum sharing technologies too.
Since it was a significant year for the adoption of the 6GHz band, the DSA worked with Telecom Advisory Services LLC to assess the economic value of unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band in Brazil. We also worked with Access Partnership to explore the role of Wi-Fi in Brazil as the key technology in meeting the increase in online activity due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Finally, we and Policy Impact Partners outlined how to achieve the full potential of 6 GHz spectrum in ITU Region 1: Europe, the Middle East and Africa. All of these studies are now available in full on our website.
Despite all the challenges that everyone faced last year, I am incredibly proud of the progress that has been made to accelerate spectrum sharing worldwide. The high number of attendances at the DSA Global Summit 2020 demonstrated the industry’s commitment to collaborating to ensure the benefits of connectivity can be felt by everyone worldwide during difficult times. I’d like to thank the whole team who made the virtual event happen for making this possible.
I’d also like to thank all the organisations who invited me to attend many webinars and workshops to further the discussion around dynamic sharing initiatives in various regions worldwide.
We are all entering a New Year with hope for a better future and given this year’s momentum we have no doubt that will be the case. Thank you to all DSA members and supporters for their continued efforts in making this a reality.
President of the DSA
DSA 2020 Global Summit
We would like to thank all sponsors, media partners, speakers and attendees for supporting our 8th annual Global Summit last month. Stay tuned for news on next year’s Summit! Session recordings are now available on demand! Please visit our YouTube Channel to recap the event.
We would like to thank all sponsors, media partners, speakers and attendees for supporting our 8th annual Global Summit last month. Stay tuned for news on next year’s Summit!
Session recordings are now available on demand! Please visit our YouTube Channel to recap the event.
5G Expo Global 2021
5G Mena 2021
International Telecoms Week 2021
ConnecTech Asia 2021
Explore our latest blogs to discover the DSA’s recent work, partnerships and successes! Read them here:
2020 Find out more about our virtual TVWS Workshop covering the global impact of TV White Space (TVWS) frameworks on society and the wider technological ecosystem – sponsored by Microsoft.
CBRS: A Spectrum Sharing Success
Read about the authorization of the commercial deployment of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this year; a prevalent milestone for spectrum sharing in the USA.
DSA Global Summit 2020
The decision to move our 8th annual global summit online this year meant we could bring you dynamic innovation, collaboration, debate and much more from the comfort of your own home. You can read this blog ahead of watching our sessions on demand to get a feel of this year’s virtual summit.
DSA Thanks Maniewicz for Presentation
The DSA would like to thank Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for taking the stage and opening the Global Summit. Read more about his address, outlining the ITU’s response to the effects faced by the unconnected in a post COVID-19 world, and technologies that are best suited for providing connectivity during these difficult times.
Dynamic Spectrum in Aerospace Networks
In September, we hosted our second DSA Webinar, this time on Dynamic Spectrum in Aerospace Networks. Sponsored by Loon, we were honoured to welcome their representatives, Jameson Dempsey and Wesley Eddy, to share their expert insight into the importance of spectrum sharing for the success and expansion of their initiative. You can also watch the webinar recording on demand via Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s YouTube channel.
Global Summit 2020: A record-breaking recap
Last month, we hosted our eighth annual DSA Global Summit, which saw a record attendance of over 500 registrants. Being the first virtual Global Summit in history, we were delighted to welcome over 160 representatives from government and academic institutions. Representing various regions worldwide, it was great to come together to drive spectrum sharing forward alongside many non-profit and profit organisations. Thank you to everyone who attended to share their insights and progress the future of dynamic spectrum sharing.
DSA President, Martha Suarez has been busy this quarter attending a plethora of events and workshops, alongside other industry specialists to advocate effective spectrum utilization. Here are just some examples of events Martha has attended this quarter:
This event discussed a holistic vision that outlines the potential for radio spectrum to transform the world into a digital society, through enabling different industries and acting on current spectrum demand, while also proactively anticipating future needs.
Facebook: Innovative Connectivity Initiatives
Martha met with members of the LatAm Facebook team to discuss innovative initiatives for connectivity and unlicensed access to 6GHz to improve connectivity in Argentina. This event was hosted by COPITEC.
Global Spectrum Series’ 7th Latin America Spectrum Management Conference
Catch up on the conference, discussing the changing shape on the UHF ecosystem on Youtube, here: https://bit.ly/35XWAHm. DSA President, Martha Suarez also spoke on the Intel panel regarding the role of Wi-Fi in delivering next generation connectivity which you can catch up with here: https://bit.ly/33cQiBW
Telesemana 5G&TD 2020 Latam Summit
Find Martha’s contribution on the topic of powering 5G with the unlicensed access to the 6GHz band on demand here: https://bit.ly/2KCP7Fq
X Congreso Internacional de Espectro
Martha spoke alongside industry leaders at the panel titled ‘6GHz promoting new approaches in a post-COVID era’ organized by ANE Colombia.
DSA in the News
Channelling TV White Space (TVWS) and Spectrum Sharing
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Hosts Global Summit 2020
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance to Host Global Summit with Industry Leaders
Wireless Industry Warns of Urgent Need for More Wifi Spectrum
Wi-Fi Urgently Needs More Spectrum According to the DSA and PIP in Latest Research Paper
6 GHz Unlicensed Access to Add $163.5 Billion to Brazil Economy, Reveals Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
Demanda por Wi-Fi é a que mais cresce e exige toda a faixa de 6 GHz
Regulatory Affairs Work Group (RAWG) Update
As a cross-industry organization, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance works to engage with regulators and government officials to promote the adoption of legal and regulatory frameworks that facilitate dynamic access to radio spectrum.
The Regulatory Affairs Work Group continues to develop policy positions for ratification by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, draft documents for submission to regulatory agencies and develop high-level positions on critical issues related to dynamic spectrum sharing.
Recent filings include:
Any Dynamic Spectrum Alliance member can participate in the Regulatory Affairs Work Group, so if you are interested in this area then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this section, we share updates and news from DSA members around the world, if you have an update that you’d like to be included in the next newsletter, please email email@example.com.
New America’s Open Technology Institute Highlights Innovative School District Solutions to the Remote Learning Gap and Needed E-Rate Reform in New Report
Federated Wireless: US Ignite Begins Deployment of Dedicated CBRS Network for IoT Research at Fort Carson
Federated Wireless: DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations
Federated Wireless: With 100,000 CBRS access points already, spectrum sharing is eyed for other bands
Broadcom’s BCM4389 was just approved by the FCC as the world’s first WiFi6E chip for import & market in the U.S.
The Aruba-Celona CBRS Partnership: A Technology View
Microsoft: Minister Michelena inaugurates a project that will provide internet to educational units with difficult access
If you would like more information, or if your company or organization is interested in joining the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.