2017 Global Summit

Cape Town, South Africa | May 9-11

Agenda

Tuesday, May 9th

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Regulator Workshop: Spectrum Sharing and Dynamic Spectrum Access

(By Special Invite Only)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Evening Welcome Reception and Early Registration

Wednesday, May 10th

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote Addresses

 

Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
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Mr. Rubben Mohlaloga, Acting Chairperson, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Mr. Henry Kanor,  Deputy Director General, Technical Operations, National Communications Authority (NCA)
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9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Spectrum Sharing Unleashed

The demands for greater broadband access continue to grow at a rapid pace. As the world becomes more mobile, the Internet has also become far more dependent on wireless access. As we move to the next generation networks that will support the demands of an always connected society, we must confront the reality that 4 billion of our fellow citizens on earth lack any real connectivity. They are being left behind as the fortunate few race ahead. Access to spectrum is part of the solution to both problems confronting regulators and society. The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is focusing on encouraging policy changes to enable dynamic spectrum access technologies to help make spectrum available in low-, mid-, and high-band spectrum to satisfy the requirements of densification and coverage, and do so in cost effective ways to enable successful and sustainable network deployments. This presentation will focus on the spectrum requirements for the next generation Internet and the benefits of dynamic spectrum access to help meet those spectrum needs. The presentation will also discuss the technology developments that demonstrate that dynamic access technology is ready today to help bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere, and every time.

SPEAKERS:

Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
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Mr. Paul Garnett, Chairman/Director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance / Senior Director, Affordable Access Initiatives at Microsoft

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Morning Break

10:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Closing the Digital Divide: Addressing financial challenges to facilitate economic growth

Access to capital remains one of the main barriers to commercially sustainable investments in new spectrum‐related technologies. This lack of access to capital, particularly in economically challenged or more rural areas, has contributed to continuing the digital divide. This is as true in developed markets as it is in emerging markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Smart financing approaches are required to push new ecosystems that lower costs and speed of deployment. This panel will explore the important area of how new global connectivity ecosystems based on new spectrum approaches are financed, along with some real examples.  The panel will include members from the finance community, government, and commercial operators.

PANELISTS:

Mr. Chijioke Egejuru, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
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Mr. Alexander Hadden, Director, Structured Finance & Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
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Mr. Lumko Mtimde, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA)
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Mr. Tim Genders, Chief Operating Officer, Project Isizwe
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Mr. Rob Henley, Principal, Prescient
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Dr. C. Rey-Moreno, Executive Director, Zenzeleni Networks (supported by ISOC)
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MODERATOR:

Mr. Frank McCosker, General Manager, Affordable Access Microsoft 4Afrika initiatives

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Wi-Fi for the 5G World

Unlicensed spectrum (Wi-Fi) today carries significantly more of the world’s mobile data traffic than does licensed spectrum. Mobile broadband services and applications continue to drive even greater demand for capacity and spectrum. Just as mobile carriers seek greater spectrum for mobile networks, the same challenges are driving new demands for greater Wi-Fi capacity. This has resulted in the need for more innovative spectrum access approaches aimed at improving spectrum efficiency and access, most notably through spectrum sharing. This panel will explore what the future of Wi-Fi will look like and what those capabilities will include.

PANELISTS:

Mr. Chuck Lukaszewski, Vice President, Wireless Strategy & Standards, Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company)
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Mr. Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Mr. Charles Oshunremi, Executive Adviser, WhiteSpace Alliance
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Dr. Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Competency Area Manager: Telecommunications and Media, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
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Mr. Haiyun Tang, Chief Executive Officer, Adaptrum Inc.
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MODERATOR:

Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM

Satellites and Dynamic Sharing

 

Mr. Peter Flynn, Spectrum Architect, ViaSat

Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Enabling IoT through Dynamic Access Technologies

Experts are predicting that the next generation or evolution of the Internet will be driven by the coming explosion of connected devices that will require reliable connectivity everywhere and every time. Some of these use cases will require very low latency connectivity and some will require very high bandwidth. What is clear, however, is that the addition of billions of new devices and data sources will require a next generation Internet, often referred to as 5G, to manage the new requirements.  As with all increases in capacity, new spectrum requirements are already at the heart of the discussion. This panel will discuss which bands spectrum for next generation networks will be required for IOT and how dynamic access to spectrum can play a key role in building the network of the future. The panel will also discuss the use cases for IOT in Africa, particularly in areas such as healthcare, farming, resource management, smart-cities, and sensors.

PANELISTS:

Ms. Peg Molloy, President, VistaLifeSciences Inc.
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Dr. F. Mekuria, Chief Research Scientist, CSIR, South Africa
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Mr. Malcolm Brew, Researcher, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
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Mr. Robert Krumm, Solutions Architect, Ruckus Wireless
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Mr. Lance Condray, Infrastructure Strategist, Facebook
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MODERATOR:

Dr. Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Project, New American Foundation

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Conference Dinner

Thursday, May 11th

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Morning Coffee and Tea

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Regulator Leadership Summit: Solving Spectrum Sharing Legal and Policy Challenges

Dynamic spectrum access creates opportunities to move from the environment of spectrum scarcity to one of spectrum abundance. Enabling greater use of unlicensed or lightly licensed spectrum also enables innovation and growth, as well as creating new solutions for long standing problems such as narrowing the digital divide. This panel will address the issue of how dynamic spectrum sharing can help to solve the connectivity gap that keeps 4 billion people from participating fully in the digital economy. Dynamic spectrum sharing, however, also raises new issues for regulators regarding spectrum rights and interference. The panel will discuss different approaches to protecting incumbent services while driving for more efficient use of spectrum. Finally, the panel will also discuss the regulatory differences with unlicensed and lightly licensed spectrum in a dynamic environment from the tradition unlicensed model.

PANELISTS:

Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director, Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE), Colombia
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Mr. Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Mr.  Young-Pal Joung, Deputy Director, Spectrum Policy Division, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)

Dr. Agostinho Linhares, Manager, Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting Division, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL), Brazil
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CO-MODERATORS:

Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Deputy-Director, Radiocommunications Bureau, International Telecommunications Union

Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Morning Break

11:20AM – 12:30PM

Technology Keynote Addresses


Mr. Haiyun Tang, CEO, Adaptrum

Mr. Jeremy Satterfield, Director of Community Outreach and Innovative Programs for Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC)

Mr. Adam Leach, Director of Research & Development, Nominet
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Mr. Malcolm Brew, Researcher, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
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12:30PM – 1:45PM

Lunch Break

1:45PM – 2:15PM

Presentation from International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

 

Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Deputy-Director, Radiocommunications Bureau, International Telecommunications Union [Download Presentation]

2:15PM – 3:45PM

Creating Opportunities for Deployment: Policy makers discuss challenges and solutions to establishing regulatory frameworks for enabling investment in infrastructure

The demands for broadband access and capacity continue to grow at a rapid pace. At the same time, the digital divide has never been greater with 4 billion people still unable to have the connectivity that they require. A report by A4AI emphatically notes that unless we dramatically accelerate progress, only 16% of people in the world’s poorest countries, and 53% of the world as a whole, will be connected by 2020. It is a challenge of both affordability as well as accessibility. This panel will present more recent data for the region, and explore the implications for policy makers, businesses, and civil society. The role of dynamic spectrum access policies will also be explored.

PANELISTS:

Mr. Peter Ngige,  Assistant Director, Frequency Planning, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)
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Mr. Ronnie Seebers, General Manager, Engineering and Tehnology, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
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Mr. Henry Kanor, Deputy Director-General, Technical Ops, National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana
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Dr. Armstrong Aduku Idachaba, Director, Director General’s Office, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Nigeria
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Mr. Richard Chisala, Jnr, CTO of C3 Ltd / Chairman of Ultimate Internetworking Solutions (UltiNetS)

Mr. Tim Hobbs, Director, Mawingu Networks

MODERATOR:

Prof. H Sama Nwana, PhD, Emeritus Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

3:45PM – 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

    
Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance