The DSA 2021 Global Summit is Virtual! – June 8-10, 2021
The Ninth Annual Dynamic Spectrum Alliance 2021 Global Summit was held virtually this year. The 2021 Global Summit brought together policy makers, regulators, academia, and private sector leaders in spectrum management to discuss and debate spectrum sharing methods and models, from exclusive use licensing to unlicensed spectrum allocations.
The Summit explored how various spectrum sharing regulatory regimes across a variety of complementary spectrum bands can be coordinated to lower costs and increase the capacity of deployments across the globe and connect the remaining 4 billion to the digital economy.
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Global Summit was the premier event for policy makers, regulators, and industry personnel on Spectrum Sharing. Sessions included keynote presentations, regulatory and industry focused panel sessions, and discussion-oriented roundtables lead by Summit sponsors.
Session 1 | June 8
10:00AM ET | Keynote Addresses
Martha Suarez, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance – Slides
Mario Maniewicz, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – Slides
Leonardo Euler, President, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL), Brazil – Slides
Thomas Ewers, Head of Section, International Spectrum Affairs, Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) – Slides
11:40AM ET | The Importance of Unlicensed Access
Description: Is there still a need for more unlicensed access to spectrum for broadband, Wi-Fi, and 5G networks? This session will focus on real world data which confirms such a need still exists and is growing for both enterprises and consumers. How unlicensed access is complimentary to existing forms of communications?
John M Cioffi, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Incorporated (ASSIA) – Slides
Mark Walker, Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, International Data Corporation (IDC) – Slides
Chris Szymanski, Director of Product Marketing, Broadcom (Market Readiness Demos) – Slides
Session 2 | June 8
10:00PM ET | Regulatory Update on 6 GHz
Description: This panel will highlight the regulatory best practices for advancing broadband connectivity in the 6 GHz band and why it is important to consider unlicensed access for all 1200 MHz of the 6GHz band. What trends related to wireless unlicensed devices (such as Wi-Fi6, 6E, and Wi-Fi7) mean for the band?
Dr. Agostinho Linhares, Manager, Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting Division, National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), Brazil
Tariq Al Awadhi, Chairman, Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG); Executive Director Spectrum Management Affairs, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Alexander Kühn, Deputy Head of International Spectrum Affairs, Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) – Slides
Michael O’ Rielly, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Principal, MPORielly Consulting, LLC
MODERATOR: Mary Brown, Senior Director, Technology and Spectrum Policy, Government Affairs, Cisco Systems
11:30PM ET | APAC Regulatory Keynote Presentations
Description: Hear from relevant stakeholders of the APAC Region on how spectrum sharing is progressing in the region and how it will enable more broadband access.
Dr. Ir. Ismail, Director General of Frequency Spectrum Management and IT Equipment Standard, Ministry of ICT Indonesia – Slides
Alan Norman, Public Policy Director, Facebook – Slides
Session 3 | June 9
10:00AM ET | Keynote Addresses
Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom – Slides
Mohammed AlOtaibi, Deputy Governor, Radio Spectrum, Communications, and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Saudi Arabia – Slides
Mr. John Omo, Secretary-General, African Telecommunications Union (ATU)
Mr. Tom Olwero, Director, Frequency Spectrum Management, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Nairobi, Kenya
11:30AM ET | Spectrum Sharing in Mid-Band in North America and Europe
Description: Hear from industry experts on the progress of benefits of spectrum sharing in the mid-band, and what best practices have been identified for regulators looking to open up more spectrum.
Andrew Clegg, Spectrum Engineering Lead, Google – Slides
Dave Wright, President, OnGo Alliance – Slides
Chuck Lukaszewski, Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Slides
Jennifer McCarthy, Vice President, Legal Advocacy, Federated Wireless
MODERATOR: Michael Calabrese, Director, Future Wireless Project, New America’s Open Technology Institute
Session 4 | June 10
8:00AM ET | Policy and Spectrum Regulations
Description: Updates from countries/regions on how they are implementing spectrum sharing regulatory framework, what their priorities are and how does it fit into their national spectrum plans?
Javier Juárez Mojica, Commissioner, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) Mexico – Slides
Ms. Yolisa Kedama, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), South Africa – Slides
Mr. Peter Zimri, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), South Africa
Shalini Periyalwar, Expert Director, Advanced Communications Engineering, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) – Slides
Glenn Fallas, General Director, Quality of Service and Spectrum Department, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) Costa Rica – Slides
Pavel Sistek, Head of Policy and Strategy Unit, Czech Telecommunication Office – Slides
Session 5 | June 10