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Adaptrum

Adaptrum

Board Director
Haiyun Tang

A Silicon Valley–based company developing dynamic spectrum access technologies to enable new, unlicensed, multi-use networks to meet the growing wireless broadband demand.

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AirTies

AirTies

Board Director
Bulent Celebi

AirTies™ was founded in 2004 by a senior management and technical team from Silicon Valley, with the strategic intent to become the market leader for the wirelessly connected home. Its globally awarded technology enables seamless wireless integration at the touch of a button, as well as 100 percent internet wireless coverage in homes.

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Aviacomm

Aviacomm

Founded in 2009 by wireless RFIC experts, Aviacomm is bringing to market a portfolio of low power, high performance, frequency agile front-end RFIC solutions that address a variety of markets and applications.

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BSkyB

BSkyB

Board Director
Nick Gregory

BSkyB delivers the most comprehensive multichannel, multiplatform television service in the UK and Ireland. The company is also the UK’s fastest-growing broadband and home phone provider, and operates The Cloud, as one of the UK’s largest public Wi-Fi providers.

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Facebook

Facebook

Board Director
Chris Weasler

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

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Google

Google

Board Director
Rick Whitt

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

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Microsoft

Microsoft

Board Director
Paul Garnett

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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NICT

NICT

Board Director
Hiroshi Harada

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology was founded as Japan’s sole national institute to promote the full spectrum of research, development, and standardization of information and communication technologies.

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Promoter

Aruba

Aruba Networks

Board Director
Rich Kennedy

Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation Mobility-Defined Networks for enterprise mobility and service provider Wi-Fi. Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

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Broadcom Corporation

Broadcom Corporation

Board Director
Vijay Nagarajan

Broadcom Corporation is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. With the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®.

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Marvell Semiconductor Inc.

Marvell Semiconductor Inc.

Board Director
Kevin Tang

Marvell is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From storage to cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless and Multimedia, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency.

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MediaTek

MediaTek

Board Director
Lon Wu

A leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. A market leader in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products.

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Ruckus Wireless

Board Director
Steve Wimsatt

Ruckus Wireless is a global Wi-Fi technology company that specializes in the development of high-end Wi-Fi infrastructure equipment for service providers and enterprises of all types. Our solutions include indoor and outdoor access points, controllers, gateways and a host of value added services.

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6Harmonics

6Harmonics

Board Director
Robert Wu

A Canadian startup company developing Adaptive Radio Systems. Its branded GWS access platform is a family of OFDM-based cognitive solutions for wide area broadband wireless networks using unlicensed spectrum or dynamically accessing other spectrum.

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ATDI

ATDI

ATDI designs, develops and publishes software focused on radio planning, spectrum management, monitoring, digital cartography, network design and optimization. ATDI offers a global solution for White Space calculation and Database.

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Axiom Technologies

Axiom Technologies

Axiom Technologies is an innovative, forward thinking Telecommunications and Internet Service Provider committed to serving last-mile customers across the State of Maine and beyond. We have a strong commitment to the communities and areas in which we work and believe that through education and technology we can change the economic status of a region.

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Botswana Innovation Hub

Botswana Innovation Hub

Botswana Innovation Hub has been established to develop and operate Botswana’s first Science and Technology Park to contribute to economic development and competitiveness by creating new innovative, scientific, and technological based business ventures.

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C3

C3

Founded in 2004, C3 Limited focuses on supporting and empowering telecommunications carriers, service providers, utility companies, organisations and communities with a need for broadband connectivity in enhancing, optimising and upgrading their networks and operations to tap into new revenue streams and extend their capabilities.

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Carlson Wireless

Carlson Wireless

Carlson leads the way in designing affordable cognitive radio solutions using SDR technology to deliver voice and data connectivity. Today, Carlson is considered a pioneer of the revolutionary new TV White Space broadband technology.

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Ekovolt

Ekovolt

Ekovolt is on a mission to simplify everyday life and connect people, places, and things with technology. Ekovolt provides wireless broadband and cloud services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Nigeria.

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M-KOPA

 

M-KOPA

M-KOPA, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers. The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. M-KOPA has connected more than 330,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

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Mawingu Networks

Mawingu Networks

Mawingu Networks Ltd is a solar powered ‘nomadic’ Wi-Fi internet provider that focuses on delivering fast affordable and reliable internet in rural Africa. Mawingu use of freely available solar provides the cheap internet to communities that would otherwise be excluded from accessibility in a highly challenging geographical environment.

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MBC

MBC

MBC is a non-profit corporation dedicated to solving the digital divide in rural Virginia. MBC owns and operates and advanced open access fiber optic network that provides wholesale transport services, tower leasing and dark fiber to over 45 wireless ISP’s, cable and telecom companies.

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RelayServices

muRata

Established in 1944, Murata is worldwide leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic components and solutions by advanced materials technology and expertise.

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Nominet

Nominet

Nominet is an international, internet company with a team of 150 people based in Oxford and London. It is a public benefit company with 2,800 members. Since 1996, Nominet has managed and run domain names that end in .UK and is now one of the world’s largest country code registries. As an applied research group, the Nominet R&D team are hands-on with a number of applications that address real-world problems.

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Saankhya Labs

Saankhya Labs

A privately held fabless semiconductor company, venture funded by Intel Capital and a Tier-1 Automotive Corporation. Saankhya Labs offers programmable baseband communication ICs and modules for a broad range of high data rate communication applications that include cognitive radios, TV Whitespace modems, backhaul connectivity, and receiver modules for Tablet TV, HDTV, STB, Home Gateways and low bit-rate Satellite TV receivers.

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Spectrum Bridge

Spectrum Bridge

Founded by a seasoned team of wireless entrepreneurs and technologists on the premise that wireless market dynamics require change in the way spectrum is allocated and managed. Our mission is to virtualize access to spectrum with cloud-based software solutions that dynamically allocate and manage spectrum for next generation wireless networks

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Telecast

Telecast

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Chengdu, China, Telecast is a Digital Video Broadcasting system solution provider. We focus on the digital video, streaming and data processing, delivery of triple play (voice, data, video), the R&D and manufacture of relevant devices and software.

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Toyota

Toyota ITC

Established in 2001, TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center conducts R&D and evaluation of new technologies, devices and software towards combining sophisticated IT technology with automobiles.

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UhuruOne

UhuruOne

One of Africa’s leading telecom companies. With the initial focus on providing affordable Internet access to Tanzania, UhuruOne has grown to create and operate the largest seamless Pay-As-You-Go W-Fi Mesh network in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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WiFi Interactive Network

WiFi Interactive Network

WIN, WiFi Interactive Network, is a tech start-up that provides large advertisiers with digital marketing ROI by offering Free WiFi to consumers who purchase a sponsoring brand’s products via its installed base of retail WiFi hotspots. In partnership with Microsoft, WIN will make use of TV White Space for last mile connectivity.

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ASTRI

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the HKSAR Government in 2000 with the mission to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.

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Ateneo de Manila University

Ateneo de Manila University

As a University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to preserve, extend, and communicate truth and apply it to human development and the preservation of the environment. The Ateneo Innovation Center is first and foremost a research organization but we have to go beyond just research and turn research into real products and services by commercialization and training, empowering and providing for the next generation of innovators and technopreneurs.

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Botswana Institute for Technology and Research Innovation (BITRI)

Botswana Institute for Technology and Research Innovation (BITRI)

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Infrastructure Science and Technology, established in 2012 through an Act of Parliament, to conduct needs-based research and development in focused areas in accordance with national priorities.

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Canadian Spectrum Policy Research

Canadian Spectrum Policy Research

Canadian Spectrum Policy Research (CSPR) is an academic research project based in Toronto, Canada, examining the industrial and public implications of spectrum auctioning and wider questions of spectrum policy around the world. CSPR is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight program.

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Centre for White Space Communications

Centre for White Space Communications

A multi disciplinary, industry-focused R&D centre investigating the use of ‘white space’ radio spectrum. The Centre is led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and builds upon more than 30 years of experience this space.

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Communication Research Center (CRC)

Communication Research Center (CRC)

CRC of National Taiwan University was founded in March 1992. The goal of CRC is to promote the long-term national policy on telecommunication development, to train future communication engineers and managers, and to improve local communication industry.

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COSTECH

COSTECH

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a parastatal organization with the responsibility of coordinating and promoting research and technology development activities in the country.

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organizations in Africa. The CSIR is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy.

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CTVR

CTVR

CTVR is the national telecommunications research centre in Ireland and headquartered in Trinity College, University of Dublin. CTVR has extensive expertise in dynamic spectrum management, cognitive and software radio and future mobile network architectures.

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 The Ethiopian Education and Research Network (EthERNet)

The Ethiopian Education and Research Network (EthERNet)

The Ethiopian Education and Research Network (EthERNet), is national research and education network (NREN) of Ethiopia. EthERNet designs and delivers digital infrastructure, and drives its adoption for Ethiopian’s research, education and innovation communities. EthERNet’s roots are in advanced networking, and continue to evolve the national ultra-high-speed backbone network that enables data-intensive, leading-edge research and big science across Ethiopia and around the world.

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Gigabit Libraries Network

Gigabit Libraries Network

An open global collaboration of tech-savvy libraries cooperating as a distributed testbed and showcase environment for high performance applications and equipment in the service of educational, civic and cultural objectives.

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IEEE

IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity

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Institute for Infocomm Research, I2R

Institute for Infocomm Research, I2R

A member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research family. Established in 2002, their vision is to foster world-class infocomm and media research and develop a deep talent pool of professionals to power a vibrant knowledge-based Singapore.

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MyDigitalBridge

MyDigitalBridge

MyDigitalBridge Foundation is a not for profit organization based out of Namibia that is committed to enrich the lives of marginalised communities through equitable access to technology.

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Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)

Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)

The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) is a non-profit group that develops Internet infrastructure and network engineering expertise throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East. NSRC collaborates with network operator groups, universities, and government agencies to provide engineering assistance, training, and equipment to improve Internet access and services.

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NAF_OTI

New America

New America’s Open Technology Institute is a nonpartisan, non-profit policy institute based in Washington, D.C. OTI’s Wireless Future Project develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous, high-capacity and affordable wireless connectivity, particularly through greater unlicensed and shared spectrum access in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Project Isizwe

Project Isizwe

Project Isizwe (Zulu translation for ‘nation’, ‘tribe’, ‘people’) is a non-profit organisation, which aims to bring the Internet to people across South Africa, by facilitating the rollout of Free WiFi for public spaces in low-income communities.

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Taiwan Institute for Information Industry

Taiwan Institute for Information Industry

The Institute was incorporated in 1979 as a non-governmental organization to support the development/applications of the information industry, as well as the information society in Taiwan.

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TENET

TENET

TENET is recognised as the National Research and Education Network (“NREN”) of South Africa. TENET’s main purpose is to secure, for the benefit of South African universities and associated research and support institutions, Internet and Information Technology services.

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The University of Colorado

The University of Colorado

The Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (ITP) is a research program at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder) that integrates business, economics and regulatory policy with more traditional engineering aspects of telecommunications.

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UNH Broadband Center of Excellence

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence

The University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence provides research and advisory services relating to the advancement of broadband communications. The BCoE’s founder, Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini, is widely regarded as the “father of the cable modem,” reflecting his pioneering work in broadband technology.

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University of York

University of York

The Communications and Signal Processing Group, based within the Department of Electronics at the University of York has been involved in Dynamic Spectrum Access research since 1994. A current focus is the application of distributed AI to spectrum assignment and topology management for the access and backhaul segments of wireless networks.

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