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 2017 – Cape Town, South Africa


29 August 2017 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes final regulation on TV White Space from Colombia’s Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE)

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) applauds Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE), the Colombian spectrum regulatory agency, for publishing its final regulation for TV White Space (TVWS). Colombia is now the first country in Latin America to finalise its TVWS regulations, resulting in a huge boost for the country to leverage better connectivity and social and economic inclusion.

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27 June 2017 | The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance supports the European Commission’s European Electronic Communications Code

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposed European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) and has suggested recommendations to ensure the Code’s spectrum provisions extend connectivity for Europe’s citizens now and in the future.

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12 May 2017 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit 2017 Successfully Concludes Following Discussion on Investment in Broadband Infrastructure

Establishing regulatory frameworks for enabling investment in broadband infrastructure across Africa was the key discussion as the fifth annual Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) Global Summit 2017 concluded yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa.

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11 May 2017 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Awards Recognise Innovations in Dynamic Spectrum Access

Regulators Gather at the DSA Global Summit 2017 to Discuss Opportunities Dynamic Spectrum Access Creates to Move From a Place of Spectrum Scarcity to one of Spectrum Abundance

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10 May 2017 | DSA Global Summit Unleashes the Spectrum Requirements for the Next Generation Internet

DSA Global Summit – Day 1

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10 May 2017 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Welcomes ViaSat as the First Broadband Satellite Service Provider to Join the Membership

One of the Key Innovators and Leaders of the Satellite Industry Joins the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

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20 April 2017 | DSA welcomes South Africa’s ICASA publishing draft TV White Space regulations as both prepare to jointly host the 2017 Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Cape Town in May

Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ICASA, OPIC, IFC, Microsoft Corporation, HP Enterprise, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and more set to speak at leading spectrum sharing conference

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27 March2017 | Regulators to address international spectrum issues at DSA Global Summit as policy makers look to define universal service in the 5G world

Regulators from around the world are set to attend the fifth annual Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit, to continue discussions on effective spectrum management and the role of dynamic spectrum access in enabling new connectivity solutions.

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17 January 2017 | “The Spectrum Revolution is the end of scarcity,” says Dynamic Spectrum Alliance President

Kalpak Gude, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, today addressed why the Spectrum Revolution is integral to the future 5G world.

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28 November 2016 | New Phase for Dynamic Spectrum Alliance as New President Appointed

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance today announced a new phase in its history, with the appointment of Kalpak Gude as the Alliance’s President.

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20 October 2016 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance announces South African communications regulator as co-host for the 2017 Global Summit and welcomes 11 new members

Eleven new organisations from Africa, Asia, North America and Europe join the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance as the fifth annual Global Summit is announced to take place in Cape Town from 9-11 May 2017

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7 September 2016 | The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation on Public Wi-Fi

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) applauds the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on issuing the “Consultation Paper on Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi Networks” and has submitted recommendations for increasing the amount of license-exempt spectrum.

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26 July 2016 | The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes Ofcom’s plans to open two more 80 MHz channels in the 5 GHz band to increase Wi-Fi speeds in the UK

Ofcom is proposing to open up an additional ‘sub-band’, focusing on the 5725-5850 MHz range, within the 5 GHz frequency range for Wi-Fi. The extra sub-band would increase the number of 80 MHz channels available for Wi-Fi from four to six, to accommodate data-hungry applications. The DSA welcomes all these proposals, and this decision would pave the way for larger amounts of data to be carried at faster download speeds in the UK.

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29 April, 2016 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance 2016 Global Summit “Best Two Days of Information Sharing About Dynamic Spectrum Access Issues”, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL)

Outstanding Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit leaves lasting legacy in the Americas and around the world

2017 Global Summit to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, co-hosted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

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28 April, 2016 | The Global Connectivity Agenda to be Highlighted by Argentinian Undersecretary of Communications Planning at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

Driving the Americas digital ecosystem top of Global Summit agenda

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27 April, 2016 | Colombian Minister of Information, Communication and Technology Kicks Off Biggest Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

Largest Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit to be attended by nearly 300 top level regulators, leading academics, technology pioneers and policy makers

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13 April, 2016 | CAF, development bank of Latin America, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Google Inc. to Speak at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

CAF – development bank of Latin America – to sponsor leading spectrum sharing conference, boasting a leading line up of regulators and policy makers from across the world, including ANE, SUTEL, MACRA and DOST

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3 March, 2016 | Stellar Speaker Line Up Taking Shape for the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit 2016

Senior representatives from the Colombian Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC), Microsoft, and the Wireless Broadband Alliance to headline Global Summit agenda

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2 February, 2016 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit 2016 Agenda to Highlight Why Dynamic Spectrum Access Is Key to Universal Access to Broadband

CITEL Executive Secretariat, Colombian Minister of ITC, and President of SUTEL join an esteemed line up of speakers at the world’s leading event focused on spectrum sharing technologies

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30 November 2015 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance welcomes WRC-15 decision to preserve lower UHF bands for terrestrial TV in ITU Region 1

Delegates from over 150 countries reached a decision to maintain the lower UHF frequency band (470-694 MHz) primarily for broadcasting in ITU Region 1 (comprised of Europe, the Middle East and Africa), as opposed to allocating it for mobile broadband on a primary or co-primary basis.

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15 October 2015 | Wireless Broadband Alliance and Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Partner to Expand Available Spectrum for Unlicensed Technologies

Initiative will see industry leading organizations and their members collaborate to drive innovation in unlicensed spectrum including TV white space.

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29 September, 2015 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit to promote discussion in Latin America about the use of Dynamic Spectrum Access Technologies

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is pleased to announce that its annual Global Summit will be co-hosted by Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE) the Colombian national spectrum regulator, in Bogota, Colombia on April 26-28, 2016.

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11 June 2015 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Supports FCC Inquiry into Coexistence Between LTE-U, LAA and Other Unlicensed Technologies

As carriers look towards moving LTE into unlicensed band frequencies in order to meet increasing capacity demand on wireless networks, it will be important to ensure that coexistence mechanisms allow both license-anchored and unlicensed-only technologies to flourish.

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8 May 2015 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit Drives Dynamic Spectrum Access Forward

First day of Global Summit witnesses huge support and gives a promising outlook for dynamic spectrum access.

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28 April 2015 | US, UK, and Singaporean Communications Regulators to Keynote Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

The DSA announces IDA, Ofcom, and FCC to keynote at Global Summit.

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9 April 2015 | Dynamic Spectrum Heads to Asia as Broadband Accelerates

The DSA will places spotlight on Southeast Asia as the region renews its efforts in spectrum innovation for broadband acceleration through several national ICT initiatives.

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13 February 2015 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Celebrates Ofcom’s Green Light for TV White Spaces

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes Ofcom’s decision to implement TV white space regulations, enabling access to the unused parts of radio spectrum in the 470 to 790 MHz frequency band.

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19 January, 2015 | DSA Calls for Dynamic Spectrum Access to Help Alleviate “the 1,000X Times More Wireless Bandwidth Problem” at PTC

Additional spectrum for mobile broadband allocated in the usual exclusive licensed manner will not meet the “1,000X Spectrum challenge”. More license-exempt spectrum allocation, more Wi-Fi and dynamic spectrum access approaches are critically required too.

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8 January, 2015 | DSA 2015 Global Summit Heads to the Philippines as Commercial Deployment of Spectrum Sharing Technologies Picks up Pace

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance will hold the world’s largest conference on wireless spectrum sharing in Manila, Philippines on May 6-8, 2015

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Newsletters

Q3 2017 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…Kalpak Gude provides an update on DSA’s activities, policy and regulations from across the Globe, and upcoming events.

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Q2 2017 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…Kalpak Gude provides a recap of the 2017 Global Summit, policy and regulations from across the Globe, upcoming events, and member activities.

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Q1 2017 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…Kalpak Gude provides an update on the 2017 Global Summit, policy and regulations from across the Globe, upcoming events, and member activities.

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Q3 2016 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…Paul Garnett provides an update on the 2017 Global Summit, policy and regulations from across the Globe, upcoming events, and member activities.

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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.

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Q1 2016 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…H Nwana recaps the 2016 Global Summit highlights, welcomes several new members to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, provides a policy and regulations update from across the Globe, and upcoming events.

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Q4 2015 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…H Nwana gives a brief update on DSA activities including the DSA Global Summit, Ofcom published rules, DSA workshop and WBA Vision Forum in New Delhi, India, recent regulatory submissions and pilot projects, and more…

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Q3 2015 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…H Nwana gives a brief update on DSA activities including the DSA Board Elections, Partnership with WBA, H’s recent trips to ITU Telecom, Brazil, and India, Regulatory Affairs Work Group update, recent regulatory submissions, and upcoming industry events.

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Q2 2015 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…H Nwana gives a brief recap of his recent travels to Asia and Africa, new TVWS Pilot Projects, Regulatory Affairs Work Group update and recent submissions, and upcoming industry events

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Q1 2015 | DSA Newsletter

This issue recaps H Nwana’s trip to the US West coast, The DSA Global Summit, New Members, Recent regulatory submissions, and Dynamic Spectrum Access news from around the world

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Q4 2014 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…..Global Summit Updates, TVWS Commercial Deployments, Pilots, and Trials Go Global, Board of Directors Election Results, New Website Portal Coming Soon, and more

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Q3 2014 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue….Recap of H Nwana’s trip to Asia and Africa, Regulatory Affairs Update, DSA Model Rules Published, and New Members, Spotlight on….Europe, North America, and Africa

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Q2 2014 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…..Global Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Summit, Worldwide Trials and Pilots, Spotlight on…..Africa, Recent regulatory submissions

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Q1 2014 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue…..New Members, Elsewhere in the world, Spotlight on…..Asia, Recent regulatory submissions

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Articles

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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31 March 2016 | India launches pilot project for testing TV whitespace technology

The project is aimed at improving mobile connectivity in every nook and corner of the country.
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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.

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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.

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October 2015 | Reaching the last mile: innovative solutions to remaining connectivity issues

Recap from ITU Telecom World 2015

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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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20 April, 2015 | GCN

Gigabit Libraries Network is another project providing high-speed access to libraries using the technology. Its initial pilot involved public libraries in six states.

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Refer to the Resources page for additional articles, studies, trail reports, and other papers.

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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.

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