DSA Newsletter | Q2 2016 www.dynamicspectrumalliance.org events, future plans, news and more
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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance News
Keeping you updated about our activities! Here we highlight our latest work and focus on areas where we are empowering the next wave of spectrum access.
It has been a very busy year for the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance so far, with preparations for next year’s Global Summit well under way. I am very pleased to announce that the 2017 Global Summit will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 9-11 May, and will be co-hosted for the first time by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Building on the Alliance’s most successful Global Summit in Bogota, Colombia this year, and with the support of ICASA, we hope to encourage and educate regulators and government officials in Africa and around the world on how they can innovatively increase spectrum supply and availability to connect the last four billion unconnected.
In July, Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, made the decision to consult on a proposal to increase the amount of spectrum available to Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band. The DSA welcomed all these proposals, as this decision would pave the way for larger amounts of data to be carried at faster download speeds in the UK. Given almost all new routers and consumer client devices on the market can now use both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, this is eminently sensible. Creating two additional 80 MHz channels will be key to relieving the pressure that is currently put on airwaves carrying Wi-Fi signals in the UK, particularly with new and larger bandwidth Wi-Fi standards like 802.11ac. We have recently responded to a similar Wi-Fi consultation in India. Our recent interest in Wi-Fi has been both deliberate and clearly indicative of the pivotal mission of the DSA: Spectrum sharing which would help bridge the digital divide, usher in the Internet of Things and alleviate the “spectrum crunch”.
Indeed, as I noted in our recent press releases this summer: “The DSA is all about promoting and enabling spectrum sharing of all guises. This means we prefer balancing more shared spectrum utilisation over exclusive utilisation, balancing static allocation with more dynamic allocation, and balancing licensed regulations with more unlicensed regulations. So naturally, we support plans worldwide to open up more spectrum to unlicensed access from devices and unlicensed sharing.”
This explains why unlicensed sharing with Wi-Fi is key to the DSA too, and why Wi-Fi players should join the DSA membership and are already beginning to do so. In this vein, I am delighted to welcome eleven new members to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, spanning four major continents; Telecast Technology Corp., China; Wi-Fi Interactive Network, the Philippines; Nominet, United Kingdom; M-KOPA, Kenya; Ekovolt, Nigeria; C3 Limited, Malawi; Project Isizwe, South Africa; AirJaldi Networks, India; and Marvell Semiconductors, Axiom Technologies and IEEE, all from the United States of America. The high number of members who have recently joined the DSA clearly vindicates the importance of the work the Alliance members undertake across the globe in promoting spectrum sharing.
The pace is not slowing at all either. If anything, September is a much busier month. I will be visiting, speaking and advocating in Europe (on fairness of Wi-Fi sharing with other technologies like LTE-U/LAA), in Philippines (on TVWS), in Bangkok and ASEAN (on the role of unlicensed access and spectrum sharing for bridging the digital divide with USAID) and in India (on economic regulation for developing economies in general). In addition, we will be laying the grounds for partnerships to deliver the 2017 Global Summit which we will announce further details for in October and in the next newsletter. As I have noted to several members, I am beginning to use my personal non-DSA time to commence “opening up markets” for commercial unlicensed and spectrum sharing exploitation in some countries. This is to push beyond just spectrum sharing advocacy in order to make such advocacy real in some of the countries we are advocating in. Interested members should contact me for more details.
With the passion for advocating for dynamic spectrum access and spectrum sharing all over the world supported so fully by you, our members, the remainder of 2016 and looking forward to the 2017 Global Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, is set to be a truly exceptional time for the DSA. I thank you for all of your continued support of the Alliance.

Prof. H Nwana, Executive Director

DSA Activities

DSA Global Summit 2017
The DSA’s fifth annual Global Summit will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 2017, and will be co-hosted for the first time by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the South African spectrum regulatory body.
Following on from 2016’s outstanding summit in Bogota, Colombia, the world’s largest and most prestigious conference on wireless spectrum sharing is heading to Africa where the newest members of the Alliance, regulators, industry representatives, and academics from around the world will discuss how new dynamic spectrum sharing technologies and regulatory models can be used to connect the last four billion unconnected in Africa and around the world.
More information about the 2017 Global Summit in Cape Town, South Africa will be announced in the coming months.

New Members
Membership recruitment is important to the DSA. Members are encouraged to promote membership in the DSA to associates they feel would benefit from the work of the DSA. If you have contacts with any company you feel should in the DSA, please feel free to send their information to admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org.
Several of the new members are focused on improving Wi-Fi standards across the globe. The focus on improving Wi-Fi standards and fostering TVWS technologies is essential towards fulfilling the DSA’s goal of increasing the amount of available spectrum to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike around the world.
AirJaldi Networks - Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian Company registered in 2009 as AirJaldi Networks. It designs, builds and operates broadband Internet Networks in rural areas across India. AirJaldi Networks offers affordable, high-quality internet connectivity and related services to rural communities and at present operates 10 wireless broadband networks in six Indian states covering 25,000 KM², reaching more than 70,000 fixed wireless and hotspot users in rural areas. It is currently in the process of building at least 200 additional networks by 2020 with a projected coverage of around 500,000 KM².
Wi-Fi Interactive Network (WIN) - Wi-Fi Interactive Network (WIN) is leveraging the power of consumer brands to offer free Wi-Fi to consumers. The company works with global retail brands, to offer free Wi-Fi upon the purchase of a sponsoring brand’s consumer product. For example, if a customer purchases a sachet of washing powder from a neighbourhood store, they would also receive a unique passcode for 30 minutes of access to the Wi-Fi network based at the kiosk.
This model has a dual value proposition for consumer brands. First, offering free Wi-Fi allows brands to generate sustainable revenue. In addition, by entering or scanning vouchers in their local communities, consumer brands are better able to track sales, general customer profiles, and market trends. The consumer brands cover the cost of installing and operating the Wi-Fi hotspots at the local kiosks. WIN is already working with several local and international consumer brands and food chains, with a target of having thousands of sponsored hotspots by 2017.
TV White Space (TVWS) presents a viable alternative for connectivity where local telcos have no Wi-Fi coverage. In partnership with Microsoft, WIN will pilot TVWS technology and provide connectivity to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), who in turn will provide their end-users affordable internet access.
Telecast Technology Corp - Founded in 2003, Telecast Technology Corp. (Telecast) is a Digital Video Broadcasting system solution provider which has been certified by the Chinese government as a software and high-tech enterprise. Telecast focuses on digital video, streaming and data processing, as well as transmission system research and relevant devices’ manufacture. Its factory in Shenzhen is the manufacture base with 2 million annual production capability of digital TV system related devices. Another factory in India is under construction.

Based upon the devices for DVB Headend, Wireless Transmitting, Editing & Playout and Set-Top-Box, Telecast has grown to provide system solutions, including Push VOD system, Microwave Video Distribution System, OTT IPTV Solution, 2-Way Hybrid Fiber Coax, Hotel VOD Solution, Digital News Gathering System, DVB-T/T2 System, 2-Way Multichannel Microwave Distribution System, Digital Multichannel Microwave Distribution System and DTH Solution. Telecast has served customers in over 30 countries around the world.

Telecast takes innovation as the source power of the company and has established a partnership with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), one of the best universities for telecommunication in China. Telecast look forward to the chance to contribute to the development of White Space related technologies.
Axiom Technologies - Axiom is a telecommunications company based in Machias, Maine. It believes that through technology and education the economic status of a region can be changed. For the past eleven years, Axiom has been working diligently to bring high-speed, wireless broadband service to the unserved areas of Washington County; deploying over 90 Access Points over a 2,500 square mile region, as well as assisting other areas throughout the State of Maine. In addition to its wireless technology, Axiom provides fibre-to-the-premise and DSL broadband services.

Over the past year and a half, Axiom has been deploying and testing TVWS technology with its equipment partner, Adaptrum in Washington County to homes previously unable to get connected with traditional wireless products. In 2014, Axiom spun off a non-profit to help educate and bridge the Digital Divide through their work on Digital Inclusion. Over the past year, Axiom Education and Training Centre has been recognized across Maine in the U.S. for its work on Digital Literacy and has provided educational services to over 4,000 individuals and 400 businesses.
Ekovolt - Ekovolt is a wireless broadband and technology services provider primarily serving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Ekovolt was granted a full license as an Internet Service Operator by the Nigerian Communications Commission in July 2015.

Ekovolt insists on providing the best customer experience by direct engagement to ensure its customers have and understand the right technology solution and strategy designed to improve efficiency, reduce costs and automate processes. It works with these businesses as they mostly have no in-house IT support. Ekovolt provides not just Internet services but a complete enterprise bundle of connectivity and productivity tools.

Ekovolt also provides consulting services handling Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure Planning for core and distribution network services. It has developed and supports enterprise solutions for clients in the following industries in Nigeria; Education, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Legal, Religious organizations, Travel and Public Safety.
C3 Limited - C3 Ltd (C3) was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Blantyre, Malawi. C3 provides communication services to customers from a variety of sectors including government, private sector and NGOs. C3 is in the process of building a nationwide wireless network spanning all 28 districts of Malawi. At full build-out, this network will comprise of 70 TVWS base stations and over 3,500 public Wi-Fi hotspots where customers can connect at high speed.

C3 focuses on supporting and empowering telecommunications carriers, service providers, utility companies and organizations with a need for broadband connectivity in enhancing, optimizing and upgrading their networks and operations to tap into new revenue streams and extend their capabilities. C3’s particular strength in system integration is documented by domestic and international projects for landline, mobile and wireless operators that have concentrated on the design and implementation of fibre optic and cellular networks and on the piloting of new technologies.
Project Isizwe - Project Isizwe (Zulu translation for 'nation', 'tribe', 'people') is a non-profit organization, which aims to bring the Internet to people across South Africa, by facilitating the rollout of free Wi-Fi for public spaces in low-income communities. Project Isizwe works with governments (Local, Provincial and National) to provide Wi-Fi in low-income communities for the purpose of education, economic development and social inclusion; and to use the Internet as a catalyst for change.

Its non-profit structure allows Project Isizwe to pool bandwidth, utilize local installers and cooperate with Local and Provincial Governments, without the traditional excessive mark-ups. It is able to do this through its network of Telecom partners, which have a range of expertise and patents pending on key elements of the required infrastructure.

The Annual Spectrum Summit – contribution from Andrew Stirling, Microsoft

The Annual Spectrum Summit (now in its 11th year) has become the preeminent spectrum policy event in Europe, bringing policymakers and the industry together from across the continent. The continuing theme is that of finding new spectrum for emerging applications. Mobile broadband has been the leading driver for new bandwidth, but Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things are also appearing bolder in the list of policy imperatives.

Licensed mobile operations tend to set the agenda. 5G was therefore the focus for many sessions at the conference, being positioned as the means by which digital moves from communications sector to embrace the entire economy and society. As such it is seen by EU policy makers as critical that Europe makes sufficient spectrum capacity available to enable it to remain competitive with other parts of the world.

To that end, a number of bands are under consideration for clearing, or more effective sharing. There is a European target of 1200 MHz, in total, to be cleared for mobile broadband's expansion. Bands of particular interest were: 3.4 GHz, 25 GHz, 32 GHz, 63 GHz - with 700 MHz having been identified for enhancing coverage as much as enhancing capacity. Discussion on the 700 MHz band brought in the question of the future of broadcasting in the UHF bands in general, as well as PMSE (wireless microphones etc.) users. Although some EU countries could clear bands below 700 MHz easily (due to high cable and satellite TV penetration), it seems likely that there is unlikely to be further clearance of broadcasting much before 2030. This is helpful in providing security for TV White Space applications.

A session on the spectrum requirements of Internet of Things applications reflected the diversity of needs and the emerging nature of this market. The 5 GHz band also received attention, with the potential use by LTE technologies and the impact that could have on Wi-Fi networks using the band.

With usable spectrum being nearly fully allocated and incumbents determined to hang onto their allocations (such as for terrestrial broadcasting), the options for sharing spectrum are being taken far more seriously. Dynamic Spectrum Access did surface, however, in a panel on TV White Spaces on which I presented. Many in Europe are ignorant of developments in dynamic spectrum access around the World. Only the UK has had any significant exposure to its benefits - regulators and industry elsewhere are waiting to see what emerges from the UK experience.

Policy/Regulation Update

Ofcom consults on a proposal to increase spectrum available to Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the decision by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, to consult on a proposal to increase the amount of spectrum available to Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band.

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.

“Given almost all new routers and consumer client devices on the market can now use both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, this is eminently sensible,” said Professor H Nwana, Executive Director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. “Creating two additional 80 MHz channels will be key to relieving the pressure that is currently put on airwaves carrying Wi-Fi signals in the UK, particularly with new and larger bandwidth Wi-Fi standards like 802.11ac.”

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issues consultation paper 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.

The consultation paper rightly builds a strong case for boosting broadband availability through Wi-Fi in public places on the grounds that data tariffs on such systems would be a fraction of the prevailing rates on mobile networks. DSA believes it is vital that TRAI advance policies that will make available additional license-exempt spectrum both by designating bands for license-exempt use, where available, and through intensive spectrum sharing between and among licensed and license-exempt users where possible.

“The DSA is all about promoting and enabling spectrum sharing of all guises. This means we prefer balancing more shared spectrum utilisation over exclusive utilisation, balancing static allocation with more dynamic allocation, and balancing licensed regulations with more unlicensed regulations. So naturally, we support plans worldwide to open up more spectrum to unlicensed access from devices and unlicensed sharing,” said Professor H Nwana, Executive Director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.

“Having an insufficient amount of spectrum available for license-exempt devices presents a real barrier to proliferating public Wi-Fi across India,” he added. “The DSA is fully supportive of TRAI’s effort to increase broadband coverage and capacity.”

Regulatory Affairs Work Group update
The Regulatory Affairs Work Group continues to develop policy positions for ratification by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. The group drafts documents for submission to regulatory agencies and develops high-level positions on critical issues related to dynamic spectrum sharing.
Recent Updates Include:
The working group submitted comments on August 24th with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), highlighting the great success of Wi-Fi and other services based on dynamic spectrum allocations, and urging the development of regulatory frameworks to further that success.
The group also submitted comments to an Ofcom (UK) public consultation on Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz bands, in which we argued for flexible and progressive regulation of those bands more akin to the United States framework.
The work group is drafting initial comments for submission on September 20th in the FCC's "Spectrum Frontiers" proceeding, focused on supporting additional spectrum for dynamic allocations in the millimeter wave (mmw) bands.
The Working Group is also working on proposed filings to submit to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding DSRC in the 5.9 GHz bands.
We are considering developing a number of important tools that would enhance our external advocacy, including model unlicensed rules, spectrum allocations database, and spectrum usage analysis. 
Any Dynamic Spectrum Alliance member can participate in the Regulatory Affairs Work Group, so if you are interested in this area, then please contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org.

Recent submissions
As a cross-industry organization, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance works to engage with regulators and government officials to promote the adoption of legal and regulatory frameworks that facilitate dynamic access to radio spectrum. Since the last newsletter, the Alliance has filed the following submissions:
April 2016: Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Position Paper on Unlicensed Access in the 5.9 GHz Band
June 2016: DSA Comments to FCC on Docket No. 13-49: in Opposition to Automotive Petition
July 2016: DSA Comments to the Commission’s Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band
July 2016: DSA Comments to Ofcom’s Consultation on Improving Spectrum Access for Consumers in the 5 GHz Band
August 2016: DSA Comments to NCA’s Consultation on TV White Spaces Spectrum Usage Regulatory Framework
August 2016: DSA Comments to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation on Public Wi-Fi
The DSA will be holding a Telco workshop each quarter for all members. For more information on how to attend and contribute, please contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org.

PR/Media Update

Wireless Global Congress 2016 Video
H Nwana attended the Wireless Global Congress in June, a key event in advocating for connecting the last four billion unconnected people through Wi-Fi initiatives, and was filmed speaking about the positive effects efficient spectrum policy can have on wireless innovation around the globe.

To watch the video interview please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoioJr6egrs
In the news
Pacific Standard: How White Space Wi-Fi Could Bring Internet to the Rural Poor
Total Telecom: DSA welcomes Ofcom plan for more WiFi spectrum
Networking+: DSA Welcomes Ofcom's proposal to boost Wi-Fi Spectrum
India Tech Online: Whitespaces in India: Myth and Reality
Telecompaper: DSA applauds India's public Wi-Fi consultations

Spectrum sharing in Colombia by Martha Suarez, Director General of ANE

Our latest blog from Martha Suarez, of ANE Colombia, looks at spectrum sharing in Colombia after a year of trials and technical testing by the Colombian government. Using white spaces allocated for TV broadcasting is one such solution in a bid to bring the internet to rural areas. This is particularly important for the education of young people. Read more here: http://dynamicspectrumalliance.org/blog/.

Recent Industry Events
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 23-27 May, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IEEE ICC 2016 was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, 23-27 May 2016. ICC2016 featured a comprehensive Technical Program including 13 Symposia and a number of Tutorials and Workshops.

IET Annual Prestige Mobile Communications Lecture, 9 June, Reading, UK

H Nwana presented the keynote lecture titled ‘DSA bridging the digital divide: 5G & IoT’. The lecture focused on the three main goals of the DSA; to balance exclusive utilization of spectrum with more sharing where needed; to balance more licensed regulation with unlicensed regulation; and to balance more static spectrum allocation with dynamic allocation.

21st Annual Spectrum Summit (in association with Policy Tracker), 13 June, Germany, Europe

The 21st Annual Spectrum Summit, in association with Policy Tracker, focused on spectrum on the move and included sessions on the future of the UHF band, including 700 MHz re-farming, SDL and PPDR. H Nwana attended the event as a panelist speaker and spoke on 5G and nanowaves.

11th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference, 22-23 June, Brussels, Europe

The 2016 edition brought together over 250 high level speakers and delegates from the major stakeholders of the European and global spectrum communities for an interactive discussion on the key issues surrounding spectrum management policy in Europe. Andrew Stirling, Managing Director, Larkhill Consultancy, attended the event on behalf of the DSA and joined the panel session "What future for whitespace?”

Wi-Fi Global Congress 27-30 June, Liverpool, UK

WBA’s Wireless Global Congress is the world’s leading wireless event and attracted more than 700 attendees this year. H Nwana attended the event as a speaker and spoke on the ‘Driving Wireless Innovation’ panel.

Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas (RRS-16-Americas), July 18-22, Trinidad and Tobago

The Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas Region (RRS-16 Americas) jointly organized by ITU and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) ended with a renewed commitment to collaboration and capacity-building programs among all stakeholders. The DSA was represented by Microsoft’s Kevin Connolly on a session on dynamic spectrum access and White Spaces.

ATU Preparatory Meeting for 2019 World Radiocommunications Conference (AOM19-1), 1-5 August, Yaounde, Cameroon

The AOM19-1 meeting met to discuss the key lessons to be learned from WRC-a5, to consider ATU and ITU preparatory work plans for WRC-19 and to appoint Preparatory Group teams for WRC-19. H Nwana attended the meeting as a delegate.

Wireless China Industry Summit 2016, 7-8 September, China

Wireless China Industry Summit will address many of the hottest topics and trends in wireless today. Topics discussed will be relevant and of interest to China’s carriers, satellite operator and digital trunk radio service providers seeking growth, competitive edge, operating efficiency and lower costs. This includes insight into next generation 5G networks, expanding LTE capacity and coverage, increasing spectrum utilization, capitalizing on Internet of Things and Industrial IoT opportunities, plus much more. Robert Wu, CEO, 6Harmonics Inc. attended the event on behalf of the DSA and spoke about the application defined adaptive radio network with a focus on why and how to dynamically access spectrum for efficiency and security.
Upcoming Industry Events
ITU/PITA Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for Asia & Pacific (RRS-16-Asia&Pacific), 19-23 September, Apia, Samoa
The first day of the seminar will cover concepts related to spectrum management as well as the procedures associated with the recording of frequency assignments in the Master International Frequency Register (MIFR). The review of the modifications to the RR, associated WRC Resolutions decided by the last World Radio Conference (WRC-15) and Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-15) as well as the agenda of the next WRC-19 will follow. The second day session will be devoted to workshops (terrestrial and space), providing participants with hands-on experience of ITU notification procedures for each type of service.

Total Telecom Congress 2016, 4-5 October, London, United Kingdom
The conference will bring together over 300 senior level stakeholders from all aspects of the telecom industry to debate key topics, learn from one another, make contacts and discuss partnerships. Members of the DSA will take part in a roundtable session titled: ‘Spectrum sharing and unlicensed access for affordable and accessible connectivity.’

The 3rd Annual Latin America Spectrum Management Conference, 13-14 October, Mexico City, Mexico
This year’s Latin America Spectrum Management Conference will once again provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across Latin America and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region. This years’ conference is organised in partnership with ITU and will be taking place alongside the Americas Seminar and Workshop on Digital Broadcasting.

Spectrum Futures, 19-21 October, Singapore
Spectrum Futures explores the ways new capacity—and the business models needed to sustain it—can be brought online, fast, to connect two billion additional Internet users across South and Southeast Asia.
Spectrum Futures is organized by the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), the leading professional organization promoting the advancement and commercial use of information and communication technologies, services, policies, and knowledge to benefit its members and the people of the Pacific region.

Wi-Fi Now International Expo & Conference 2016, 25-27 October, London, United Kingdom
Wi-Fi Now is a chance to network with the industry leaders and will provide a full update on all things Wi-Fi. The event’s mission is to inform, inspire, and connect - and of course to help drive businesses forward. Wi-Fi is the wireless business opportunity of the decade, and this event aims to demonstrate why and how with the industry leaders. H Nwana will join the speaking agenda.

The 2nd Annual Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference, 7-8 November, Dakar, Senegal
The 2nd Annual Sub Sahara Spectrum Management Conference will follow the successful 2015 inaugural conference, to provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across the region and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy.

Expo Comm Indonesia 2016, 9-11 November, Jakarta
Expo Comm Indonesia’s focus is to support the Indonesian Government’s goal to drive the economy through priority infrastructure projects, many of which will involve ICT or ‘smart’ infrastructure. The event will bring together international and local industry leaders with central and local government, to share knowledge and solutions that will deliver the national broadband expansion plan, cyber security and Indonesia’s ‘smart’ future.

ITU Telecom World 2016, 14-17 November, Bangkok, Thailand
ITU Telecom World 2016 combines a global technology exhibition, a forum for sharing knowledge, a networking hub for corporates, governments and SMEs and a prestigious Awards programme. It provides a unique international platform bringing together developed and emerging markets, public and private sector leaders, and industry representatives from across the entire ICT ecosystem.

AfricaCom, 15-17 November, Cape Town, South Africa
AfricaCom is the largest and most influential Africa-focused tech event in the world; the meeting place for those driving Africa’s digital transformation. The event is now a week-long festival of thought-provoking content, immersive satellite events, and unique networking experiences. New satellite events for 2016 include IoT & Smart Cities Africa, Telco Big Data, and the Leaders in Africa Summit. H Nwana will attend and speak on the 'Developing national and international broadband infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa' panel.

The Global African Investment Summit, 30 November – 1 December, London, United Kingdom
The Global African Investment Summit welcomes world-class speakers ranging from African Heads of States, prominent African and international CEOs and the world’s largest investors to share ideas, engage in debate and identify the latest trends and opportunities in Africa.

Pilot Project Updates
We are calling on all members who have previously submitted pilot projects to the DSA for publication on the Worldwide Commercial Deployments, Pilots, and Trials webpage, to please contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org with any updates you have regarding projects still in operation.

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