12 September 2018 |How TVWS is helping bridge the digital divide in Africa
With over 45% of the world still without internet access, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today called for the increased utilization of TV Whitespace technology (TVWS) to help bridge the digital divide that is still impacting billions of people across the world.
26 June 2018 |DSA sets out 5G action plan ahead of CommunicAsia
As the path towards 5G begins to gain momentum, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance has today set out its vision for a 5G future and the opportunities and challenges that will arise from deploying it.
18 June 2018 |Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes Amazon as charter member
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Amazon has become its newest charter member, joining other industry leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum.
17 April 2018 | Shared use of spectrum is essential, but challenges with implementation remain, comments European Commission ahead of DSA Global Summit 2018
Speaking ahead of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) Global Summit 2018, which will take place in London from 1-3 May 2018, the European Commission’s Head of Unit for Radio Spectrum Policy has urged how essential the shared use of spectrum is but cautioned that challenges with implementation remain.
11 April 2018 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance congratulates the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa for publishing its TV White Space regulations
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) congratulates the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for publishing its regulations on the use of Television White Space (TVWS). Marking a huge step forward for South Africa in enabling affordable broadband through dynamic spectrum access technologies, the achievement highlights the progress in the adoption of TVWS regulations around the world.
15 March 2018 | Ofcom and the European Commission confirmed to speak at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit 2018
Ofcom, the European Commission (EC), and the EC’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) are the latest in a host of regulators and policymakers who are set to converge in London for the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Sixth Annual Global Summit (May 1-3, 2018).
12 February 2018 | The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance urges the FCC to re-evaluate changes to the CBRS band rules
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has expressed concern to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that changes to the Priority Access License (PAL) and other rules, first requested by petitioners and now proposed by the Commission, are both unnecessary and counterproductive to enabling the fullest use of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.
06 February 2018 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago’s TV White Space Framework
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has congratulated the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago for publishing the Authorisation Framework for the Accommodation of White Space Radiocommunications Devices
09 January 2018 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance announces the publication of new model rules for TV White Space Technology
The new rules will enable regulators to implement TV White Space networks quickly and efficiently in a bid to bridge the digital divide and support the IoT
22 November 2017 | The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance urges legislators to maximise connectivity through the European Electronic Communications Code
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is calling for legislators to safeguard important provisions on the sharing and management of spectrum within the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).
7 November 2017 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit heads to London for 2018
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has announced that its sixth annual Global Summit will be held in London on May 1-3, 2018. Building on the success of the 2017 Global Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, the Alliance has turned its focus to Europe to encourage discussion on dynamic spectrum access for affordable and accessible connectivity.
Q2 2016 | DSA Newsletter
In this issue…H Nwana provides an update on the 2017 Global Summit, welcomes several new members to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, provides a policy and regulations update from across the Globe, and upcoming events.
23 November 2017 | Getting ready for 5G
Advanced technology offers access to many futuristic applications, but in SA preparations are being delayed by continuing battles over the availability of radio frequencies.
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23 November 2017 | 5G: The Networks of Networks
Kalpak Gude, president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance talks to GTB about the future of 5G, explains what WiGig and the next generation internet is and how the DSA hopes to solve the spectrum crisis.
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7 November 2017 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance bring summit to London
Kalpak Gude , President of the DSA spoke at the Total Telecom Congress in October and was interviewed by our TV crew. He explained why their annual summit was coming to London in 2018 and why spectrum matters so much in telecoms…
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30 October 2017 | Spectrum Sharing Won’t Happen Without Strong Regulatory Push
The “project of increasing the effectiveness of our use of spectrum by sharing is still not so much in the foothills, but with the foothills still in
fairly distant view,” Martin Cave and William Webb said in a paper published this month.
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11 October 2017 | DSA President on New Paradigms to Share Spectrum
We think that for 5G to really live up to the goals and hopes that so many people have in what it can be, it has to start with the principle of coverage, meaning if you’re going to solve some of the problems that 5G targets — connecting those who aren’t connected, being the baseline infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IOT), for example — you have to start with the proposition of coverage … and capacity.
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9 March 2017 | Q&A: Dynamic sharing may be the only way to stop endless spectrum battles
With demand for spectrum escalating rapidly and regulators struggling to free up enough of it for everyone, the most practical solution may be to share it.
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5 December 2016 | New DSA leader says 3.5 GHz shows dynamic use models ready for prime time
The way the new president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) trade group sees it, the use of dynamic spectrum models is going to be part of the future of spectrum management any way you slice it. After all, they’re not making any new spectrum these days.
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11 April 2016 | H Nwana of the DSA on more efficient spectrum policy in emerging markets
Broadband access is still prohibitively expensive in many emerging markets, and according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, things are unlikely to improve if these regions follow the course charted by developed markets.
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14 March 2016 | India’s Whitespace Allocation Opens Up Possibilities
The Indian government has allocated spectrum to eight organizations for testing TV whitespace technology, opening up opportunities for use of unlicensed spectrum in the country without the need for auctions.
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29 January 2016 | “Polite” dynamic spectrum access could lead to innovation spurt
Spectrum is the lifeblood of the mobile industry, with operators ever eager to get their hands on more. But a former Ofcom executive has claimed that instead of suffering from a bandwidth deficit, huge amounts of their holdings go unused every day.
31 December 2015 | TV White Spaces: The most important internet tech of 2016?
2016 is promising to be a pivotal year for TVWS in South Africa. The technology is mandated by the National Broadband Policy, SA Connect, and the telecoms regulator ICASA has begun the process of consultation which should eventually allow widespread TVWS in South Africa.
August 2015 | Reaping the Dividend
As Africa switches from analogue to digital broadcasting,will this create an opportunity to roll-out low-cost wireless broadband, especially to remote users?
29 May, 2015 | Digital boost for mountain bikers in Glentress Forest
Thanks to the ground-breaking trial, they are likely to be able to access the internet on smart phones and tablets from within the forest.
21 May, 2015 | Unleashing TV white spaces’ potential to democratize ICT, reach the last mile
The use of TV white spaces, which are unassigned frequencies that have a broader reach than that of conventional Wi-Fi, could democratize broadband access in developing countries, where billions remain unconnected.
May, 2015 | True Dynamic Spectrum Access Will Meet the Spectrum Challenge
The global dynamic spectrum access movement continues to grow as dynamic spectrum policy thinking moves up the agenda for regulators and policy makers, especially as new areas like Internet of Things emerge.
17 April, 2015 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance aims to crunch the so-called spectrum crunch, 5G or no 5G
While the industry in general seems content to talk about a ‘spectrum crunch’ as being one of the roots of the digital divide problem – for H it’s not spectrum that’s being crunched but the people trying in vain get access to it.
DSA Member Press Releases and Articles
19 January, 2017 | Public Spectrum for Public Access
Residing in every country, these unconnected billions still wait for affordable meaningful access to this essential service. Without access to the internet, people cannot even begin to participate in the global digital economy.
12 January, 2017 | Reaching the Rest of Us: Public Libraries Using TV WhiteSpace to Connect Next Billion(s)
At the recently concluded Internet Governance Forum(IGF) in Guadalajara, the notion of the world’s 320,000 libraries as key players in bringing online the billions of yet-connected people gained a new level of acceptance as these trusted institutions are generally flexible to play many crucial support roles related to ICT access.
20 January, 2016 | Botswana to host Pan-Africa’s most celebrated innovation event of the year – Innovation Prize for Africa!
The prestigious African award marks its 5 year milestone boasting the “Made in Africa” spirit
28 December, 2015 | Local infocomm firm deploys new technology for broadband service
Local infocomm technology provider, has announced the hosting of Singapore’s first commercial TV white spaces geolocation database service. The service is required for the operation of TV white spaces (TVWS) technology in Singapore..
15 November, 2015 | Microsoft launches fund to improve access to affordable Internet in underserved markets
Microsoft Corp. has launched a new fund to cultivate companies with solutions that bring affordable Internet access to underserved markets.
9 June, 2015 | Delivering low-cost, solar-powered Internet access to rural Kenya
The project, launched two years ago, utilizes ‘white spaces’ – TV frequencies assigned to broadcasters but not used locally – that could be used to provide wireless, broadband access to the 80 percent of Kenyans who do not have access to the Internet.
18 May, 2015 | Carlson Wireless Announces Third-Generation TV White Space Radio
Carlson Wireless developed the FCC Certified RuralConnect as a solution that provides affordable broadband Internet access by transmitting signals over vacant TV frequencies.
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