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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 May 2021 | The approved TVWS framework in Kenya is a catalyst for digital growth,” says Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
Today, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) compliments the Communications Authority of Kenya’s decision to approve the framework authorizing the use of a TV White Space (TVWS).
4 May 2021 | Wi-Fi 6E in Peru: DSA celebrates MTC’s decision to enable unlicensed access to the 6 GHz band, bringing benefits for Peruvians and the economy
Ministerial resolution 373-2021-MTC/01 and Vice Ministerial resolution N° 162-2021-MTC/03 adopted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Peru (MTC), published last Friday established important measures to improve connectivity in the country. “Highlighted was the possibility of accessing 1200 MHz of spectrum in the 5925-7125 MHz band for Wi-Fi 6E, which will benefit millions of Peruvians and additionally will boost the country’s economy”, said Martha Suarez, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA).
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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