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Open Letter to European Union Institutions:

Ensuring Wi-Fi Connectivity in an Innovative and Truly Connected European Gigabit Society

We, the signatories, representing a wide range of sectors (satellite, SMEs, start-ups, manufacturers, chipset vendors and content application services, video games sector) convinced of the power of Wi-Fi and satellite technology in supporting Europe’s digital transition, welcome the publication by the European Commission of its draft EU Digital Decade Policy Programme – which operationalises the 2030 Digital Compass.

Given its enabling function, we strongly support the priority given by the draft Policy Programme to achieving gigabit connectivity for EU citizens and businesses. Representing a diverse variety of users and providers of connectivity, we truly believe in an approach to connectivity that is technology neutral and promotes several advanced gigabit technologies, such as next generations Wi-Fi and satellite in addition to fibre and 5G…

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Press Releases

24 February 2022 | 6 GHz unlicensed access and Wi-Fi 6E to add billions to Indonesian and African economies, reveals Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

It is predicted that unlicensed access to the 6 GHz band will add US$ 187.63 billion to the Indonesian economy, and up an accumulated US$ 150.19 billion to the economies of Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

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09 February 2022 | DSA to advance affordable connectivity in underserved countries

A partnership between the UK Government’s Digital Access Programme (DAP) and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is contributing towards digital inclusion in Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

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03 February 2022 | 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum is critical to enable technology innovation in Australia

Australia should set aside the full 1200 MHz of available 6 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi applications under the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)’s Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPD) Class Licence. This will ensure that enough spectrum is made available to enable the next generation of Wi-Fi Gigabit technologies, Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7, to thrive alongside 5G and fibre. This is the message from the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), in its letter to the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts of Australia.

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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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Newsletters

Q1 2022 | DSA Newsletter

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

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Q4 2021 | DSA Newsletter

In this issue… Martha Suarez provides a update on the DSA activities with FCDO, recent regulatory actions across the globe, and member updates.

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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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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.

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