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