Dynamic Spectrum Alliance March 2021 Newsletter

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.

Introduction from Martha Suárez

With lots of energy in 2021, we are already experiencing a lot of movement for dynamic spectrum access this year. We are very excited about ANATEL’s decision to open the complete 5925-7124 MHz band (6 GHz band) for unlicensed access, this marks a significant milestone towards unlocking the full potential of Wi-Fi 6E in the Americas region.

We are also seeing a lot of momentum for Wi-Fi worldwide. Our commitment to making sure the potential of the band is realised worldwide led to publishing some new studies which revealed the economic value of the 6GHz band, Colombia and Mexico in partnership with Telecom Advisory Services. We are also excited to begin working on a study in Peru which we look forward to sharing with you soon!   

These have been a couple of busy months in terms of advocacy. Already in January and February we submitted 14 contributions to Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, India, Peru, Jordan, Argentina, UK, Canada, Europe Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. This month, we are filing to the European Public Consultation on the Draft RSPG Opinion on a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP).

Finally, welcome to Michael Daum, Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft, as the new Chairman of the DSA Board. I would like to congratulate Michael and I look forward to working together towards effective spectrum utilisation!  

President of the DSA

Martha Suarez



Explore our latest blogs to discover the DSA’s recent work, partnerships and successes!

2021: A year of hope for connectivity
11th January 2021  

Whilst 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, I have never been more certain of the industry’s commitment to accelerating access to connectivity worldwide. Last year highlighted the critical need for a connection during a crisis. We have relied on it to continue education, work, healthcare as well as entertainment and social activities with friends and families. We have grown to depend on this fundamental connection line and as more technologies, use cases and applications come onto the market the demand is growing exponentially and only innovation and engagement with regulators will make this possible. READ MORE

The DSA Congratulates Brazil
26th February 2021  

Yesterday, the 25th of February, the board of commissioners of ANATEL has decided to open the complete 5925-7124 MHz band (6 GHz band) for unlicensed access by restricted radiation devices. This decision places Brazil in a leadership position worldwide, as a hub for development of new technologies, enabling innovation, new use cases and considerable benefits for Brazilians and the national economy. READ MORE


DSA President, Martha Suarez has already been different events and workshops, alongside other industry specialists to advocate effective spectrum utilization. Here are just some examples of events Martha has attended in 2021 so far:

Ongo Quarterly Members Meeting
19th January 2021

See the DSA presentation here: https://bit.ly/3p2WDI2

Conversatorio 19 – Wi-Fi 6E: Neuvos avances, ecosistema y panorama regulatorio global y regional
4th February 2021  

Wi-Fi en la Banda de 6GHz: El tema caliente en la agenda regional
10th February 2021

6 GHz Wi-Fi for Brazil
19th January 2021


DSA in the News

6 GHz, Wi-Fi 6E to add billions to Colombia, Mexico economies: DSA
Telecom Drive, 4th February 2021

New studies cite unlicensed access benefits in Colombia and Mexico
Developing Telecoms, 5th February 2021

New Studies on Brazilian 6 GHz Access Point to $163.5B Economic Boost
Pipeline Magazine, 4th February 2021


Regulatory Affairs Work Group (RAWG) Update

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.

The Regulatory Affairs Work Group continues to develop policy positions for ratification by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, draft documents for submission to regulatory agencies and develop high-level positions on critical issues related to dynamic spectrum sharing.

Recent filings include:

February 2021

January 2021


Member/Partner Updates

In this section, we share updates and news from DSA members around the world, if you have an update that you’d like to be included in the next newsletter, please email dsa@proactive-pr.com.

In Session at TPRC, Michael Calabrese of New America Emphasizes Vital Role of Spectrum Sharing

Broadband Breakfast covered a presentation at the TPRC telecom policy conference by OTI Wireless Future Project Director Michael Calabrese. Calabrese emphasized the need for a new spectrum-sharing policy to most efficiently make use of airwaves and examined the benefits of a "use-it-or-share-it" approach, as well as "opportunistic spectrum sharing." READ MORE
Find the full paper here.

Federated Wireless Spearheads Department of Defense 5G Private Wireless Deployment for Industrial IoT Automation

Private network pioneer Federated Wireless has announced that it has begun deployment of a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)-enabled private 5G wireless network for the U.S. Department of Defense, along with an all-U.S. team of partners including AWS, Cisco, JMA, Vectrus, Perspecta Labs and Capstone Partners. The trial is designed to modernize the Marine Corps Logistics Command warehouse operations in Albany, Ga. READ MORE

Broadcom BCM4389 Powers the World’s First Wi-Fi 6E Smartphone

Broadcom Inc. today announced that the BCM4389 chip enables the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E phone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The BCM4389 combines the benefits of the sixth generation of Wi-Fi with the pristine 6 GHz band to power the Galaxy S21 Ultra with Wi-Fi speeds over 2 Gbps. READ MORE

Saying goodbye to Loon

“Loon’s journey is coming to an end. Thank you to everyone who believed in us and our mission of connecting people everywhere” says Alastair Westgarth, CEO of Loon. READ MORE

Telecom Argentina Launching New Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha CDN Solution to Improve Streaming Experience for Its Customers in Argentina

Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha (DA) have announced continued momentum with global service providers to deploy Open Caching , with Telecom Argentina ready to bring its new as-a-service Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution to the Argentinian market. READ MORE


Upcoming Event Partnerships

IoT Tech Expo Global 2021
17th March 2021
Olympia, London
The events in the IoT Tech Expo will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events covering IoT, 5G, cyber security, cloud, blockchain, AI and big data. This is the event to explore the future of enterprise technology.

5G Expo Global 2021
17th March 2021
Olympia, London
The 5G Expo events bring together key industries from across the globe for 2 days of thought leadership content, key discussions and real-life case studies. Key topics examined include 5G Infrastructure & the Core Network, Edge Computing, 5G Capabilities and much more.

5G Mena 2021
22nd and 24th March 2021
Digital Symposium
In 2021, the 5G Mena agenda includes discussions surrounding consumer 5G: the impact of iPhone 12, FWA and beyond, the enterprise opportunity and private networks in the Middle East, applying AI automation across the entire lifecycle of network operations and much more.

International Telecoms Week 2021
1st June 2021
Washington D.C., US
ITW has been at the forefront of keeping the world connected since 2000. It is an essential annual meeting for the global ICT infrastructure industry, bringing carrier, data centre, software, hardware, internet application, and investment communities together.

ConnecTech Asia 2021
9th June 2021
After a successful virtual event this year consisting of three days of insightful conference sessions and exhibitions on the latest solutions and trends empowering the digital economy, Connetech Asia are looking forward to welcoming visitors face-to-face again next year.



Get in touch

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