Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

Manila, Philippines

May 6-8, 2015

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Making dynamic spectrum access increasingly real in 2015! Summit aims to drive regulations forward to build on global successes already achieved as regulators across the world explore different ways to efficiently use spectrum

As dynamic spectrum access comes of age, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance invites you to attend its third annual Global Summit taking place in Manila, Philippines on May 6-8. 2015’s Summit will take place in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, where a significant proportion of the world’s unconnected are located, encapsulating countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Indonesia. With an emphasis on the exploration of dynamic spectrum access technologies, business models and regulations, the Summit will bring together experts with first-hand experience to discuss, debate, and demonstrate how dynamic spectrum access technologies can help governments, businesses, and communities reduce the cost of wireless bandwidth and deliver affordable broadband access in the busiest cities and most remote regions. The Summit will place a spotlight on the work that is already underway in Asia and elsewhere, and will incorporate updates from Dynamic Spectrum Alliance members, including MediaTek, NICT, Broadcom, TENET, SpectraLink Wireless, Facebook and more.

Sessions will cover the latest technical advances, regulatory initiatives and strategies for ushering in the next-generation of connectivity – from connecting the next 3-4 billion people to enabling the Internet of Things. New to 2015, the agenda will include a TV White Space Introduction & Model Rules and Regulations session. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet and network with key leaders within the dynamic spectrum access and TVWS ecosystem. Building on the resounding success of last year’s Global Summit in Ghana, we expect even greater participation this year in the Philippines! Watch this video for highlights from the event in Accra.

This event is produced and sponsored by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance and registration is free. REGISTER NOW! For questions, please contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org.

Agenda

Day 1 | Wednesday, May 6th

Arrival and Private Meetings

Evening Welcome Reception (Sponsored by the DSA)

Day 2 | Thursday, May 7th

Registration and Refreshments

Welcome Remarks and Opening Keynote Sessions


  • Welcome from the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
    Paul Garnett, Chairman of the Board of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance and Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft
  • Welcome from the Republic of Philippines
    Hon. Louis N. Casambre, Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office, Republic of Philippines
  • Keynote Speech from the National Telecommunications Commission
    Hon. Gamaliel Cordoba, Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission (invited)
  • Keynote Speech from the DSA
    H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Dynamic Spectrum Access & TV White Spaces: A Condensed Introduction

Participants will be given a condensed overview of Dynamic Spectrum Access, TV White Spaces, network design, equipment, spectrum mapping, measurements methods and spectrum database systems, application examples of the usefulness of TVWS networks and some case studies (many of them that can be found here on our DSA TVWS Pilots Project web page).

Speakers

Arno Hart, TVWS Program Manager, Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET)
Martyn Lee, Senior Technologist, British Sky Broadcasting Ltd, United Kingdom
Liew Wong Huat, Manager, StarHub
Steve Song, Wireless Spectrum Research Associate, and Jon Brewer, Network Engineer and Trainer, Network Start-up Resource Centre (NSRC)
H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Coffee/Tea Break

The State-of-the-Art in Dynamic Spectrum Access Hardware Technologies in 2015 and Beyond

Companies at the cutting edge of technology development will discuss their product roadmaps for certified and standardized radios leveraging dynamic access technologies, TVWS technologies, etc. Participants will get an overview of the standards and technology commercialization picture of dynamic access technologies. The moderator would provide this overview to kick-off the session.

Panelists

Paul Lin, Deputy GM, Wireless Connectivity & Networking BU, MediaTek, Taiwan
Professor Hiroshi Harada, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) & Kyoto University, Japan
Shih Mo, Chief Executive Officer, Aviacomm, USA
Haiyun Tang, Chief Executive Officer, Adaptrum, USA
Bulent Celebi, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, AirTies
Peter Sun, VP Products, 6Harmonics, Canada
James Carlson, Chief Executive Officer, Carlson Wireless, USA
Moderator
Steve Song, Wireless Spectrum Research Associate, Network Start-up Resource Centre (NSRC)

Lunch

The State-of-the-Art in Dynamic Spectrum Access Database Technologies in 2015 and Beyond

A continuation of the preceding panel, this session is a discussion with database providers.

Panelists

Yahya Khaled, Senior RF Engineer, ATDI, Australia
Heikki Kokkinen, CEO, Fairspectrum, Finland
Peter Stanforth, CTO and Co-Founder, Spectrum Bridge, USA
Dr. Ntsibane Ntlatlapa , Manager, Networks and Media, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
Moderator
Steve Song, Wireless Spectrum Research Associate, Network Start-up Resource Centre (NSRC)

Introduction to Dynamic Spectrum Access Model Rules and Rulemaking (moving from rules, technologies, policies, and funding to scalable end-to-end deployments)

Participants will be introduced to regulatory and policy rule making and the case for globally scalable model rules enabling TV white spaces and other forms of Dynamic Spectrum Access. This session will map out a representative end-to-end regulatory implementation, how it all comes together and all its stakeholders: policy makers and/or regulators, industry, non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, and others. 2015 is also a critical year for Dynamic Spectrum Access, TVWS, Digital Switchover (DSO) and WRC. Participants will be provided some viewpoints on next steps to make dynamic spectrum access more a reality over the next few years given that all the key elements are coming into place: technologies, standards, model rules, implementation of regulations in some countries, more and bigger deployments, engagement of the ITU and release of TV spectrum through Digital Switch Overs.

Panelists

Andrew Stirling, Independent Platform and Spectrum Regulatory Consultant, Larkhill Consultancy Limited
Arno Hart, TVWS Program Manager, Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET)
Dr. Ntsibane Ntlatlapa , Manager, Networks and Media, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Lloyd Momba, Director of Telecommunication, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Malawi
Moderator
Aparna Sridhar, Co-Chair of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Regulatory Affairs Working Group, Google, USA

Coffee/Tea Break

Affordable Access & Smart Financing

Access to capital remains one of the greatest barriers to commercially sustainable investments in new technologies, especially in emerging markets. This challenge would certainly be true for companies looking to deploy cutting edge dynamic spectrum access technologies. This group of distinguished panellists representing regional and global economic development institutions will discuss various investment vehicles available for small and established companies ranging from grants to loans to equity to crowd-sourced investment.

Panelists

Tracey Webb, Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Rob Henley, Partner, Prescient
Sibesh Bhattacharya, ICT Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Moderator
Frank McCosker, General Manager, Affordable Access & Smart Financing, Microsoft Corp.

Keynotes, Recap & Adjourn


  • Keynote from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia
    Bu Woro Indah Widiastuti, Senior Technology Advisory of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT)
  • Keynote from National Communication Authority of Ghana
    Henry Kanor, Director of Engineering, National Communication Authority (NCA)
  • Recap of The Day
    H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Conference Dinner

Day 3 | Friday, May 8th

Morning Refreshments

Morning Session


  • Brief Remarks on Last Morning of Summit
    H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
  • Keynote Speech from Ofcom
    Rachel Clark, Director of Spectrum Policy, Ofcom, United Kingdom
  • Keynote Speech from the Federal Communication Commission
    Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communication Commission (FCC), USA
  • Keynote Speech from the ITU
    Cristian Gomez, Spectrum Regulation and Policy Officer, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Plenary Session: A Discussion with the Regulators

In the last three years, we have seen significant regulatory developments in countries as diverse as the Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Philippines and Singapore. Likewise, the ITU Radiocommunications and Development sectors have been gathering and developing technical, regulatory, and socio-economic best practices from across the globe.

Panelists

Thari G. Pheko, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), Botswana
Edgardo R. Cabarios, Director, Regulation Branch, National Telecommunications Commission, Republic of Philippines
Rachel Clark, Director of Spectrum Policy, Ofcom, United Kingdom
Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communication Commission (FCC), USA
Lloyd Momba, Director of Telecommunication, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Malawi
Bu Woro Indah Widiastuti, Senior Technology Advisory to the Minister for Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Indonesia
Henry Foo, Senior Manager, Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore
Henry Kanor, Director of Engineering, National Communication Authority (NCA), Ghana
Moderator
H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Coffee/Tea Break

Panel on Innovative Spectrum Use Cases (Smart Cities, Transport, Food Security, Utilities, Government, Agriculture, Disaster Response)

Dynamic spectrum access is extremely welcoming of new and innovative Spectrum Use Cases that also need to make use of limited spectrum resources. These include Smart Cities, the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), Vehicle to Vehicle Communications. These new use cases also demand alternative licensing and regulatory models which new dynamic spectrum access approaches would address.

Panelists

Chris Weasler, Global Head of Spectrum Policy and Connectivity Planning, Facebook, USA
Tad Deriso, President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation, USA
Dr. Oh Ser Wah, Department Head, TV White Spaces Department, Institute for Infocomm Research
Dr. Chomora Mikeka, University of Malawi
Shi-Chung Chang, Professor of EE department, National Taiwan University (NTU)
Leonid Edelman, Director of Strategic Engineering Partnerships, Topcon Positioning Systems
Dr. Haris Kremo, Researcher, Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd.
Moderator
Jeffrey Yan, Director of Technology Policy, Asia Pacific, Microsoft

Lunch

The Future of Dynamic Spectrum Access Beyond TV White Spaces

Dynamic spectrum access often today is synonymous to TV White Spaces or dynamic access in TV bands. However, this is short-sighted as it is much more that. In this session, speakers and panelists will look at what other bands are in consideration for dynamic access techniques and why and when they will happen. This session will discuss use of dynamic spectrum access technologies in technologies like WiFi and LTE and their role in 5G. Also spectrum sharing in bands such as 3.5GHz, 5GHz and 24GHz as well as licensing regimes such as licensed shared access will be discussed.

Panelists

Cristian Gomez, Spectrum Regulation and Policy Officer, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union
Vijay Nagarajan, Director of Product Marketing, Broadcom, USA
Alan Norman, Access Principal, Google
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, Pacific Telecommunications Council
Moderator
Dr. Peter Lovelock, Director, TRPC

Keynote: Accessible and Affordable Broadband using Dynamic Spectrum Access Techniques: the economic case drawing from case studies from Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia and Ghana

Richard Thanki, a PhD student at the University of Southampton, will report on some revealing modelling exercises he has been undertaking on broadband deployment projects that include TV white spaces as an ingredient, but not exclusively.

Coffee/Tea Break

Panel: Making Broadband More Accessible and More Affordable using Dynamic Spectrum Access: Case Studies in Increasing Digital and Social Inclusion in Asia, Africa, and the Americas

Dynamic spectrum access deployments are demonstrating the potential of this technology to bridge the digital divide and provide affordable access to the Internet in Asia, Africa and the Americas

Panelists

Sean Sealey, Group COO, SpectraLink Wireless
Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach, Asia Regional Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), USA
Dr. Geoffrey Seleka, Executive Director, Technical, Botswana Innovation Hub, Botswana
Dondi Mapa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft, Philippines/Indonesia
Mihayo Wilmore, Managing Partner, UhuruOne, Tanzania
Moderator
Paul Garnett, Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft

Closing Remarks


  • ICT Office
    Hon. Louis N. Casambre, Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office
  • NTC, Republic of Philippines
    Hon. Gamaliel Cordoba, Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission, Republic of Philippines (invited)
  • Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
    Paul Garnett, Chairman of the Board of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance and Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft
    H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Registration & Travel

Registration

Click HERE to register for the Summit. The deadline to register is April 20.

Venue

The Peninsula Manila is located at 1226 Makati City (the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues), Metro Manila, Philippines.

Hotel Reservations

The group sleeping room block is at The Peninsula Manila (Summit venue). To receive the group sleeping room rate of PHP 7,500 (approx. US$170) for a Superior Room or PHP 8,500 (approx. US$193) for a Deluxe Room plus tax per night (includes breakfast and complimentary guestroom internet) attendees should make reservations by filling out this BOOKING FORM and returning it by email to Mae Ann Mangaoang (maeannmangaoang@peninsula.com) and copying the Reservations department (reservationpmn@peninsula.com). Room types are on a first come, first serve basis. The reservation deadline is Friday, April 17, 2015. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and room type and will be offered at the group rate based on availability only.

Visa Information

Nationals of countries which have diplomatic relations with the Philippines are generally allowed entry into the country without securing a temporary visitor’s visa from the Consulate if their stay does not exceed thirty (30) days. A list of these countries is available on the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/site-administrator/visa-information. Additional information on applying for a temporary visitor’s visa is available at http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/faqs/visa-inquiry/temporary-visitor-s-visa.

Invitation Letters

Attendees requiring an invitation letter for a travel visa should provide the following information by email to admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org: full name, company name, job title, company address, passport number, passport issuance and expiration dates, passport issuing country and your travel dates. An invitation letter will be drafted and sent to you by reply email.

Sponsors & Co-Hosts

Co-Host

NTC
ICT

Platinum Sponsors

Google
MediaTek
Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

Spectrum Bridge
USAID

Silver Sponsors

Mid-Atlantic Broadband

Sponsorships are still being accepted! Click here for information about the three sponsorship packages.


Archive of past Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summits:

2014 Summit in Accra, Ghana

2013 Summit in Bangkok, Thailand