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June 22, 2021 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes EC’s decision on 6 GHz

“We are pleased to hear about the European Commission’s Decision on the harmonised use of 480 MHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz frequency band for Wi-Fi networks. Making available the lower 6 GHz band for license-exempt use is a great first step, and we hope to see Europe continue enabling innovation, promoting Europe’s strong economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic, accelerating digital transformation and facilitating the green transition by opening up the entire band. In order to effectively support the European digital ecosystem in the coming years, Wi-Fi needs access to the entire 6 GHz band.” said Martha Suarez, President of Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.

During the last year, the importance of Wi-Fi for every aspect of our lives, from remote education to work, health and commerce has been made abundantly clear. Having the 6 GHz band available for license-exempt use is essential to meet soaring broadband connectivity demands across Europe, and for enabling innovative technologies that will require this additional bandwidth to function.

Low Power Indoor (LPI) and Very Low Power (VLP) use cases have been identified for use by Wi-Fi in the lower 6 GHz band (5945-6425 MHz) in Europe. LPI use is intended to be used in domestic or commercial buildings and VLP usage is intended to cover portable short-range applications for small area direct communications.

This allocation of the lower part of the 6 GHz band to Wi-Fi will enable innovative use cases and applications that require a real-time connection, such as virtual and augmented reality, haptic or holographic services, but might be limited in terms of its viability into the future if Europe does not make available more spectrum. The DSA is excited for European citizens and enterprises to join others in experiencing the high-quality connectivity that the 6 GHz band provides via Wi-Fi 6E. We hope that the next step will be to follow the efforts already initiated by many countries around the world, such as the United States, Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada to extend harmonized Wi-Fi access to the entire 6 GHz band and therefore reap the full benefits of the Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 standards. By doing so, European administrations will be securing enhanced, flexible, reliable, and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, today and tomorrow, and contributing to meet the ambitious connectivity targets that Europe has set for 2030 in the European Digital Decade’s plan.

Press Releases

30 November 2021 | EU must provide enough spectrum for next generation Wi-Fi technologies, tech and allied groups warn

The EU should ensure that enough spectrum is made available to enable the next generations of Wi-Fi Gigabit technologies, Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7, to thrive alongside 5G and fibre. Failure to do so will leave Europe trailing behind other prominent economies, such as the US, Canada, Brazil and South Korea, which have already released the full 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi use..

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7 October 2021 | Brazilians in remote and rural areas will benefit from better connectivity, as ANATEL approves the use of TVWS

Today, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) compliments ANATEL, the National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil, on their decision to approve the framework authorizing the use of a TV White Space (TVWS). As global internet usage continues to rise, this decision marks a significant step towards addressing capacity demands in unserved, or underserved regions.

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11 August 2021 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance urges countries worldwide to adopt license-exempt access to the entire 6 GHz band

Opening the full 6 GHz band for license-exempt technologies is important to improve the economy, address the digital divide, accelerate technical innovation and more, says the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) who, together with Broadcom, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Microsoft, is releasing a new report today.

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21 June 2021 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Award winners recognized for social impact of spectrum sharing initiatives

The annual Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) awards recognize the efforts of organizations who are committed to furthering innovation, accelerating digital inclusion, and exploring new opportunities for dynamic spectrum access.

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10 June 2021 | Worldwide spectrum experts drive spectrum sharing success at DSA Global Summit 2021

Data reveals the growing need for spectrum access for broadband, Wi-Fi and 5G networks and regulators give updates on spectrum sharing priorities.

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25 May 2021 | FCC’s Acting Chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, and IFT’s Commissioner Javier Juárez Mojica to speak at the DSA Global Summit

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has today announced that representatives from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Mexico’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) will be speaking at its upcoming Global Summit. This year marks the ninth DSA Global Summit, which will bring together regulators, policymakers and industry stakeholders from around the world to deliberate spectrum sharing methods and models.

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Q3 2021 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez provides a updates members on the recently published DSA reports, the DSA’s recent regulatory filings, and updates on the Alliance’s collaboration with regional regulatory bodies.

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Q2 2021 | DSA Global Summit Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez  provides an update on the 2021 Global Summit.

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Q1 2021 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez  provides an update on upcoming DSA event partnerships, recent DSA publications, and other member news.

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Q4 2020 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez recaps the DSA’s 2020 Global Summit and year end activities.

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Q3 2020 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez reviews a recent DSA Regulatory Comment Filings, gives an update on the 2020 DSA Summit, and other member news.

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Q1 2020 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez provides a update on the DSA Summit, recent member news and project updates, and announces webinar series with Senza Fili.

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DSA in the News

14 June 2021 | Anatel ganha prêmio internacional de inovação em radiofrequência

A Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) recebeu, sexta-feira passada (11/6), o Prêmio de Inovação em Políticas de Acesso ao Espectro Dinâmico.
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14 June 2021 | Anatel recebe prêmio por sua política de acesso ao espectro

A Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) recebeu o Prêmio de Inovação em Políticas de Acesso ao Espectro Dinâmico. Foi entregue na sexta, 11, pela Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA).
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30 April 2021 | Peru destina faixa de 6 GHz para o WiFi

País segue exemplo brasileiro e determina uso de toda a faixa em caráter secundário para uso indoor, com características técnicas semelhantes às adotadas aqui
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December 2020 | The TV White Space (TVWS) Ecosystem is Advancing to Unlock New Possibilities

In this article, we would like to cover the situation that we – among millions – are facing, as well as some of the most frequently asked questions among regulators regarding the TVWS ecosystem; how vast is it? How popular is the technology? What developments are being made? The answers are straightforward; the ecosystem keeps growing at a fast pace, the technology is vibrant and it keeps evolving, and its deployment is gaining traction at a rapid rate.
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29 September 2020 | Faixa de 6 GHz deve ser toda destinada ao WiFi 6E, argumentam especialistas

A destinação da faixa de 6 GHz (5,925-7,125 GHz) para o WiFi 6E já foi aprovada pela Anatel, mas ainda é necessário definir as condições de uso…

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29 September 2020 | Sandbox e gestão automática para mercado secundário são propostas para Anatel

Iniciativas com propostas de inovações regulatórias estão chegando à Anatel por necessidade do próprio mercado, como no caso do modelo de sandbox e de gestão automática para mercado secundário…

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DSA Statements

April 23, 2020 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance applauds Chairman Pai’s announcement on the 6GHz

We are delighted to hear about FCC Chairman’s commitment to the 6 GHz band announcing his intention to vote the Report & Order and FNPRM on April 23rd.
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June 30, 2020 | DSA calls for spectrum management actions to enable critical broadband services

DSA recommends swift and streamlined regulatory actions in using ICT for the prevention, preparedness and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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April 26, 2021 | Leave No One Behind: a people-centered approach to achieve meaningful connectivity

In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to accelerate concerted action at all levels to close the digital divide, especially the gender digital gap.
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DSA Member Press Releases and Articles

6 May, 2020 | Alphabet’s Loon gets partner in AT&T to extend global coverage

Alphabet-owned Loon will be able to respond more quickly and effectively to disasters worldwide thanks to a new partnership with AT&T.

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April, 2020 | Adaptrum: Libraries closed, Wi-Fi Open!

Seven million K-12 students and ten’s of millions of families lack home broadband access in the US. To reach the underserved during a global pandemic when the digital divide is wider, Gigabit Library Network are taking action to extend library connectivity beyond its walls.

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20 April, 2020 |Loon’s internet balloons approved to fly in Kenya

Loon, the Alphabet company working to bring balloon-powered Internet to Kenya with its local partner, Telkom Kenya, announce the reception of all regulatory and Cabinet approvals to begin flying balloons in Kenya.

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15 April, 2020 |Microsoft Airband Partners take steps to address current global crisis

Microsoft Airband partners are taking steps to provide essential broadband services and support the rural communities that they serve.

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28 January, 2020 | FCC Certifies CommScope SAS for Full Commercial Deployment

CommScope’s wide CBRS portfolio is open for business, enabling fixed wireless access, small cell and in-building wireless, neutral host networks, and private LTE.

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20 July, 2020 | Assessing the Contribution of Connectivity Investments to the Development of Latin American Societies

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Latin America has made significant progress in internet connectivity—a very important driver of economic and social development—since telecommunications were liberalized in the 1990s. Nevertheless, Latin American citizens and businesses still face challenges related to current connectivity gaps and the readiness to compete in a global digital ecosystem. Facebook is intent on ensuring that citizens get high-quality internet at affordable prices by promoting several connectivity programs with the aim of “bringing more people online to a faster internet.”

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Beneficiaries of Dynamic Spectrum Technologies

Profiles of some of the educational institutions, communities and organizations that have benefited from TV White Space pilots and programs supported by DSA members.