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05 August 2019 | “Affordable and sustainable spectrum sharing technologies are crucial for digital inclusion and rural connectivity” says DSA President Martha Suárez

Competitive access to spectrum resources will result in a thriving fixed and mobile marketplace that can deliver new, innovative services, according to Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) President Martha Suárez.

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27 July 2019 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance unites industry leaders to explore spectrum sharing technologies

The momentum of dynamic spectrum sharing is showing no signs of slowing down with alternative technologies being readied for large-scale deployment.

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04 June 2019 | FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly and the ITU’s Mario Maniewicz confirmed to speak at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has today announced that representatives from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will be speaking at its upcoming Global Summit, the premier event for spectrum policy and management.

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17 October 2019 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance to bring spectrum industry and authorities together at the 2020 Global Summit

The 2020 DSA Global Summit will provide updates on key spectrum sharing technologies and provide an opportunity for government and industry collaboration to close the digital divide.

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01 May 2019 | Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announces Martha Suárez as its New President

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has announced the appointment of its new President, Dr. Martha Suárez. Following her previous role as General Director of The National Spectrum Agency (ANE).

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11 April 2019 | The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance emphasizes the need for dynamic spectrum access in order to connect millions of people in Africa to internet access

Utilizing alternative spectrum technologies is key to connecting millions of people in Africa to the internet, as the amount of bandwidth available will increase whilst costs are reduced, according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA).

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3 April 2019 | The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance brings together government and industry leaders to discuss the future of spectrum management at its Global Summit 2019

Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Cisco Systems, HP Enterprise, Broadcom, Mimosa, and Ruckus Networks will join the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and many other speakers at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s (DSA’s) upcoming seventh annual Global Summit.

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12 March 2019 | A new tool for spectrum management makes wireless connectivity faster and more affordable, says Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Automated spectrum management databases and algorithms have reached a tipping point globally and are the critical public policy tool to achieve low-cost and ultra-fast wireless broadband connectivity as both consumer and business demand surges, according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s (DSA) new policy research report, Automated Frequency Coordination: An Established Tool for Modern Spectrum Management.

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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.

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Newsletters

Q3 2019 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez  provides a recap of the 2020 Global Summit,  recent DSA activities, and other member news.

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Q2 2019 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez  provides an update her first month as the DSA’s President, a recap of the 2019 Global Summit, and other member news.

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Q1 2019 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Paul Garnett welcomes new DSA members, gives an update on the 2019 Global Summit, and other member news.

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Q4 2018 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Kalpak Gude reviews a recent DSA member case study, gives an update on recent regulatory filings, and other member news.

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Q3 2018 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Kalpak Gude provides a welcomes new DSA members, gives an update on recent regulatory filings, and other member news.

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Q2 2018 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Kalpak Gude provides a recap of the 2018 DSA Global Summit, of recent regulatory filings, and welcomes new members.

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DSA in the News

3 September 2019 | How Dynamic Spectrum Access Can Accelerate 5G Deployment

Spectrum sharing is a concept that promises to offer an elegant reuse solution that can be implemented, universally and globally. It is a geographic reuse methodology for efficient spectrum utilization.
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18 August 2019 | Bringing affordable Internet to rural South Africa

To connect the rural unconnected to affordable internet is not so much a technical problem but more that of economics. For the large mobile operators, it is of no economic value to connect people who live away from the main rural highways in sparsely populated areas, even as a loss-leader project.
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8 August 2019 | TV white space project launched to solve rural internet woes

To connect the rural unconnected to affordable internet is not so much a technical problem but more that of economics. For the large mobile operators, it is of no economic value to connect people who live away from the main rural highways in sparsely populated areas, even as a loss-leader project.
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5 August 2019 | Commercial TV white-spaces roll-out gets under way

The picturesque Valley of a Thousand Hills near Hillcrest in Durban will be the site of a commercial TV white-spaces (TVWS) pilot project after the US Trade and Development Agency stumped up finance for the roll-out. The backers hope it will prove the feasibility of using the technology to roll out low-cost Internet access to rural areas countrywide.
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19 July 2019 | Final CBRS SAS test reports are complete

The bureaucratic wheels continue to turn in the process to get initial commercial deployments of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service underway. It’s … so … close.
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18 July 2019 | Left and Right Agree — C-Band Spectrum Should Be Auctioned Off

As the Federal Communications Commission develops plans to take up the issue of freeing wireless spectrum to help boost the growth of 5G, diverse coalitions on both the left and right agree a public auction selling off a healthy part of mid-band spectrum is in the best interest of the country and taxpayers.
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9 July 2019 | Spectrum Sharing Gains Momentum

As the ever-increasing demand for wireless technologies ratchets up the need for spectrum resources, spectrum sharing is gaining new interest as a strategy to make efficient use of the available airwaves.
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2 July 2019 | Advocates of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Tout its Role in Helping Close the Digital Divide

Allocating more radio-frequency spectrum to smaller providers will make the most difference in helping America to close the digital divide, said speakers at last week’s summit of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.
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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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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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