Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Global Summit

Paris, France

November 3-5, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Given the recent impact and ongoing uncertainty that COVID-19 is having on the world, the DSA Board of Directors has agreed that, in the best interest of the Alliance and Summit attendees, to postpone the 2020 Summit until November 3-5, 2020. In the meantime, we hope the efforts of everyone across the globe will help slow the progression of the virus.

The DSA looks forward to welcoming everyone once again to its annual Global Summit and in the meantime, wishes everyone health and happiness. To find out more about the upcoming event, please see the full details below. 


The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance will head to Paris, France for its Eighth Annual Global Summit. The 2020 Global Summit brings together policy makers, regulators, academia, and private sector leaders in spectrum management to discuss and debate spectrum sharing methods and models, from exclusive use licensing to unlicensed spectrum allocations.

The Summit will explore how various spectrum sharing regulatory regimes across a variety of complementary spectrum bands that can be coordinated to lower the cost and increase the capacity of deployments across the globe and connect the remaining 4 billion to the digital economy.

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Global Summit is the premier event for policy makers, regulators, and industry personnel on Spectrum Sharing.



DSA 2020 Global Summit Agenda

Tuesday, November 3rd

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Regulator Workshop: Regulatory Challenges in Enabling Spectrum Sharing and Dynamic Spectrum Access

(By Special Invite Only)

Wednesday, November 4th

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Introduction and Welcome

Martha Suarez, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

9:20 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Keynote Addresses

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

How Spectrum Policy Thinking is Changing

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Morning Break

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Update on 6GHz

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The Importance of Connectivity for Innovation and Rural Connectivity

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

One Large Undertaking: How CBRS came to be in the USA

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Worldwide Initiatives to Deliver More Mid-Band Spectrum Through Sharing Regulatory Perspective

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Afternoon Break

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Spectrum Sharing in the mmWaves: Flexible Regulations and the Infrastructure Challenge

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap-Up

Thursday, November 5th

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Keynote Addresses

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

How Corporate Social Responsibility is Promoting a Connected World

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Morning Break

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

TV Whitespaces: Opportunities and Challenges to Scaling

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The Importance of Connectivity for Community Centers and Development

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Worldwide Initiatives to Deliver More Mid-band Spectrum Through Sharing: Industry Perspective

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Afternoon Break

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Looking Ahead to WRC-23: What’s on the Agenda for Spectrum Policy?

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Closing Remarks


The DSA awards recognizes member companies, organizations, individuals, and regulators who have actively participated in furthering innovation, increasing inclusion, and pursuing new opportunities in dynamic spectrum access over the past year. Awards will be presented during the June 26th, 2019 DSA Global Summit Conference Reception.

DSA Award Categories

Award for Innovation in Dynamic Spectrum Access Policies

This award recognizes one policy-maker or regulator who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in adopting and implementing policies making more spectrum available on an opportunistic basis.

Qualifications: Applicable nominees will demonstrate a clear conviction of improving the well-being of its citizens in areas such as e-healthcare, education, agriculture, smart city implementation, or rural connectivity, and have initiated the process sometime between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Last Year’s Award Winner: Federal Communication Commission

Award for Internet of Things Innovation

This award recognizes an organization or individual who has made significant contributions developing and/or deploying dynamic spectrum access technologies in support of emerging Internet of Things use cases; for example spanning connected cars, health care, education, agriculture, supply chain management, and/or public safety.

Qualifications: Applicable Nominees will have demonstrated remarkable innovation in new or improved use cases for the benefit of society or digital community through the use of shared spectrum.

Last Year’s Award Winner: Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador

Award for Increasing Digital Inclusion

This award recognizes an organization or individual who has successfully developed and/or deployed a spectrum-based technology and/or business model that has the potential to reduce the cost of internet access and get billions more people online.

Qualifications: Applicable Nominees will be based on those who have showed a remarkable fierce drive to connect those once thought to be too high a burden to connect in 2019.

Last Year’s Award Winner: Scot Gardner, Cisco UK & Ireland

Award for a Student-Led Initiative or Research on New Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access

The award recognizes a student, student led initiatives, or student groups who have made significant academic and research contributions in the area of dynamic spectrum access

Qualifications: Applicable Nominees will be students, student led initiatives, or student groups who have encouraged development of, or developed themselves technology, research, or programs that exemplify the potential of Dynamic Spectrum Technologies and their ability to connect people. 

Last Year’s Award Winner: Mariya Zheleva, University at Albany, Department of Computer Science

Last Year’s Award Winner: Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Ecuador

Interested in submitting a nominee for the 2019 DSA Awards? Entries Now Open!
Complete the award nominee application here, and submit it to DSA Administration (admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org) by no later than April 10, 2020

Nominee applications will be reviewed and approved by the DSA Board of Directors, and winners announced during the DSA 2020 Global Summit





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Interested in sponsoring the 2020 DSA Global Summit?
See full sponsorship packages here or contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org for more information.

Sponsorship packages include, among other things, free passes, speaking and exhibitor opportunities,
and media advertisement throughout the event campaign.

Media Partners

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Full Media Partner Bios can be found here.

Interested in becoming a media partner? Please contact Lauren Wood (DSA@proactive-pr.com) for more information.


The 2020 Global Summit will be hosted at EOS Conference Center – Microsoft France

Address: 41 quai du Président Roosevelt 92 130 Issy les Moulineaux

Directions to the Conference Center can be found here.

Recommended Hotel Options will be posted soon.