About US

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is a global, cross-industry, not for profit organization advocating for laws, regulations, and economic best practices that will lead to more efficient utilization of spectrum and foster innovation and affordable connectivity for all.

Our Goals

We want to make spectrum abundant. One way to do this is through dynamic access that makes the best use of spectrum. This will:

Connect people, particularly the next 4 billion under-served people throughout the world

Stimulate wireless innovation for next-generation broadband

Accelerate an inclusive digital economy

What do we do?

DSA is the only global organization focused on promoting spectrum sharing innovation to get the most out of wireless resources. Our team is made up of worldwide technology experts, making the DSA the shared spectrum go-to organization for regulators and policymakers all over the world.

We advocate for policies that promote unlicensed and dynamic access to spectrum to unleash economic growth and innovation. Additionally, we advocate for a variety of technologies that allow dynamic access to spectrum. Our focus is ensuring that the regulatory framework to support that diversity of technologies is adopted. Some examples of our advocacy actions include:

  • CBRS and Mid-Band shared spectrum – CBRS is the three-tier sharing framework in the U.S. The model enables the most efficient and intensive use of mid-band spectrum that’s critical for 5G. Mid-Band shared spectrum is prime spectrum for 5G operations, but is also crucial for rural broadband coverage and is an opportunity for spectrum access for vertical and public/private networks. Our last filings were submitted to spectrum authorities in the UK, the USA, Argentina and Australia. DSA also published the white paper “Enhancing connectivity through spectrum sharing”.

  • TV White Spaces – provides long range and area coverage. It boasts great obstacle penetration in difficult terrain areas in addition to building penetration. Our last filings were submitted to spectrum authorities in South Africa, Argentina, Ethiopia, Peru, Australia and the USA.

  • mmWave – Unlicensed and shared use are ideal for mmWave spectrum because poor distance propagation and building penetration can enable massive frequency re-use. Our last filings were submitted in Australia and the USA.

Who?

  • Our members include top technology and telecom companies worldwide who conduct leading-edge trials and pilot projects that will form the basis of our future networks.Our members represent:
    • 5 of the top 10 largest companies in the world; including Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
    • More than $3,131B in market capitalization
    • 4 of the top 5 global Internet market capitalization leaders
    • More than 50% of the top 30 Internet companies by market capitalizatio

How?

  • Through advocacy and regulatory responses worldwide
  • Meetings with high-level decision makers and spectrum experts at international events
  • Active participation at regional group meetings (CITEL, CEPT, ATU, ASMG, APT) and the main ITU events like the WRC-19 and CPM-23.
  • Producing specialized material about Dynamic Spectrum Access and technologies.
  • Hosting the annual successful DSA Summit enabling a platform for collaboration, innovation and worldwide progress
  • Active promotion of new Frequency Bands for unlicensed access and spectrum sharing
  • Consistently advocating its spectrum goals through industry conversation and engagement with the media
  • Efficient collaboration and joint work with research and education institutions

Where?

The DSA has a strong presence in North America, but also in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

We are always welcoming new members to help us work towards our goals of providing dynamic spectrum access to all! If you are interested in becoming a member, please email info@dynamicspectrumalliance.org or sign up to be a member online!