Fall 2016 Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit
The inaugural Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit was held in March of 2016. Their speakers represented key stakeholders from today’s most established and innovative organizations, leading-edge startups and the investment community. All were senior industry leaders redefining the future of broadband networking and applications. The Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit was designed as a wireless industry business summit for stakeholders in the New Spectrum Economy: enabling technology, business models and policy framework to foster dynamic, secure and efficient allocation and utilization of wireless spectrum.
This was the inaugural summit's website. Content is from the site's 2016 archived pages and other outside sources.
Their current website for the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is: http://dynamicspectrumalliance.org/
Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit
March 21 – 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Speaking at Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit offers the new opportunity for thought leadership in front of key audience segments focused on spectrum allocation, utilization and innovation.
Wireless Spectrum is increasingly seen by all stakeholders as the vital platform for innovation in the mobile internet and application economy. It is for this reason why we are partnering with Penton and the IWCE. IWCE is the leading event for communications technology professionals, bringing everything you need all together in one place.
We offer a variety of speaking formats from standalone presentations to fireside chats to panels, in both general and track sessions. The vast majority of our sessions are moderated track panels. Our in-house team has deep industry experience and we develop our agenda with input and expertise from speakers, advisors and industry leaders.
If you’d like to be considered for a speaking role at Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit please complete contact us below. We evaluate each speaking request carefully and make selections on a rolling basis as we plan our agenda. Although there is no formal deadline for speaking requests, we recommend submitting them as early as possible.
“It all starts with spectrum – the ‘Mother’s Milk’ of connectivity in the 21st century.” — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler
Wireless spectrum is the invisible fuel for the global digital revolution. Spectrum is a scarce commodity yet demand for it rises with the millions of additional users that join the mobile internet each year worldwide.
We know that technical innovation ensures that each generation of mobile technology treats spectrum more effectively that the technology what went before. 4G networks, for example, use spectrum three times more effectively than 3G networks; 3G networks are four times more efficient than 2G networks.
Dynamic spectrum systems represent a new technology paradigm that promises improved RF spectrum access and efficiency and refers to a set of technologies which allow wireless users to share access to spectrum. Make pans to attend the 2nd Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit, this September in Silicon Valley, California.
This event is the leading showcase of the people, platforms and technologies at work today across all industries — commercial, government, defense, academic, investment — seeking innovative methods and strategies to utilize and manage wireless spectrum.
Make plans today to participate — contact us about speaking, sponsorship and ‘gamechanging’ product demonstrations.
"The current practice of assigning fixed frequencies for various uses irrespective of actual, moment-to-moment demand is simply too inefficient to keep up with actual demand and threatens to undermine wireless reliability."− William Chappell, Director of DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office
Presentation Files: Dynamic Spectrum Summit Sprint 2016 (co-located at IWCE)
Presentation File: Laboratory Experiments That Will Alter The Role Of The Semiconductor
Dr Bill Chappell, Director, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA
DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge
History and Opportunities of 3.5 GHz, Three Tier Spectrum
Presentation File: Dr. Preston Marshall, Principal Wireless Architect, Spectrum Access Technology, Google
Spectrum Sharing: System Lifecycle Engineering Considerations
Presentation by Eric Nelson, Chief of the RF Systems Measurement Division, The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), NTIA
Market Opportunities and Technology Ecosystem in TV White Spaces
Presentation File: Jim Carlson, Founder and CEO Carlson Wireless Technologies Inc.
Key Bridge LLC And Cognitive System Corp. To Provide 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum Access
By Tim Downs September 6, 2016 3.5GHz Band No Comments
Key Bridge LLC and Cognitive System Corp. have teamed to provide advanced spectrum monitoring and management services in the 3.5 GHz band. In a joint proposal to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the companies will enable seamless access to 150 MHz of shared spectrum for wireless broadband services under a new dynamic spectrum sharing initiative called Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS). Under the agreement, Cognitive Systems and Key Bridge will provide a complete, secure and neutral Environment Sensing Capability (ESC) along the East and West coast of the United States in support of FCC-certified Spectrum Access Systems. Key Bridge will also operate an open, neutral Spectrum Access System and will leverage the ESC for spectrum monitoring services.
The FCC is taking a bold leadership role in the evolution of spectrum management by creating a three-tiered CBRS in the 3.5 GHz band and going to great lengths to foster innovation in dynamic spectrum access, sharing and licensing. Incumbents presently operate radar systems in the first tier and new wireless broadband users, which are assigned to the second and third tiers, must not affect or degrade these critical life safety operations.
“The Cognitive Systems/ Key Bridge ESC Infrastructure will provide rapid transmitter detection and identification and will enable us to provide incumbent service protection and broadband coexistence capabilities in the 3.5 GHz band,” said Jesse Caulfield, Key Bridge CEO. “Cognitive Systems has created a stunningly capable platform. I am very excited to work with Cognitive in this and also in other shared spectrum bands that we administer.”
Cognitive Systems has developed core components, RF technologies, and services necessary to build and operate a secure, distributed, spectrum-sensing network. Spectrum sensing devices, based on Cognitive Systems’ commercially available platform, will be deployed and operated along the U.S. coastlines. Inside the sensor is Cognitive Systems state-of-the-art M10TM integrated chip set, which includes a high performance RF front end, a complete software defined radio, and a programmable modem. “The M10 is ideal for monitoring wireless networks to enable spectrum sharing” says Taj Manku, co-founder of Cognitive Systems Corp. “The CBRS 3.5 GHz band presents a complex spectrum sensing challenge, and our integrated system is well suited to the task.”
More information about Cognitive Systems Corp, their RF platform and cloud services can be found at http://www.cognitivesystems.com.
More information about Key Bridge LLC, including the company’s recent filings to the FCC, can be found at http://www.keybridgeglobal.com.
About Key Bridge LLC
Key Bridge is a leading developer of shared spectrum administration technologies and a U.S. Government certified operator of shared spectrum registry databases. We develop and offer low-cost, very high-performance wireless spectrum coexistence technologies, products and services. We make spectrum simple.
About Cognitive Systems Corp.
Cognitive Systems Corp. is located in Waterloo, Ontario – the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle. The company’s core skills include advanced microchip design, digital signal processing, wireless protocols, firmware, software, cryptography, and network/cloud infrastructure. While creating novel advanced silicon and software systems for the future, the Cognitive team brings a comprehensive range of skills to solve design and production challenges.
Give Spectrum Sharing a Chance
By Tim Downs September 8, 2016 Spectrum Innovation
Read Original post in Forbes
Roslyn Layton, CONTRIBUTOR
The wireless industry moved to Las Vegas this week for CTIA’s big, annual conference: Super Mobility 2016. 5G is the undisputed hot topic this year, and speakers from all corners of the wireless ecosystem are expected to share their visions – not only of what a 5G world will look like, but also how we transition from an exciting concept to making it a reality. Taking a step back, let’s consider the latter point, specifically as it relates to spectrum policy.
No matter what “G” (or wireless generation, such as 3G or 4G) we’re talking about, spectrum is the essential ingredient as it’s the invisible infrastructure that powers wireless networks. 5G will be unique in comparison to its “generational” predecessors in that it’ll be a far more diverse mix of spectrum. It’ll be licensed and unlicensed, exclusive and shared, and range from low, to medium, to high band. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved an order this summer that will open high-band spectrum for 5G, but beyond that, where will the rest come from, and will it come fast enough? If current projections by Cisco and others are any indication, the threat of a spectrum crunch looms because there currently isn’t enough spectrum in the pipeline to meet explosive consumer demand for mobile data.
Spectrum is a scarce resource that can’t be created, it can only be reallocated. As I’ve written before, the federal government manages spectrum allocation and therefore will play the key role in determining the future pace of wireless innovation as government agencies hold the lion’s share of the spectrum that is best suitable for mobile broadband. But unfortunately, the government does not use or manage its spectrum resources efficiently, and why would it with no incentive to do so. Unlike wireless companies, which invested billions of dollars to purchase exclusive rights to spectrum licenses and must innovate constantly to survive – let alone thrive – in a hyper-competitive industry, these government agencies were simply given spectrum and are immune to market forces.
Our country’s continued status as the global wireless leader rests of effective optimization of spectrum, so we must consider reforms that allow it to flow from inefficient to efficient users – namely from the government to the private sector.
One reform that deserves a closer look is spectrum sharing. The concept made waves a few years ago when it was recommended in a report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). While government-private sector spectrum sharing sounds interesting in theory, the concept needs to be put to a real-world test with a good use case to show that it can indeed work. Part of the problem up to this point is that government agencies have been reluctant to give up – let alone share – their spectrum. Sharing could potentially alleviate those concerns by showing government users that they can continue to operate and support innovation in the mobile industry. The FCC is considering an innovative — and very low risk — proposal to put sharing to the test.
The proposal comes from Ligado Networks, which is a Reston, Virginia-based network service operator. The company is interested in 5 MHz of mid-band spectrum in the 1675-1680 MHz band that is currently used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and wants the FCC to move forward with a formal process that could ultimately reallocate and auction that spectrum for shared use.
Broadly speaking, this proposal has the support of the wireless industry, Congress, and the Administration. NOAA and the weather community, however, are concerned about potential interference issues. Ligado’s willingness to proactively address those concerns and work with all current users of the spectrum on a sharing solution that relies on the best and most innovative modern technology makes it seem that with the right levels of cooperation sharing can work. The right path forward protects NOAA’s operations and allows Ligado to help advance the transition to 5G: a win-win.
What’s next? That’s for the FCC to decide, but a notice of proposed rulemaking would be an important step in the right direction to ask questions and gather additional data from all impacted parties. It wouldn’t mark the end of the road but would start to iron out important logistical and technical details of how Ligado and NOAA could share spectrum.
Spectrum sharing is an innovative approach, and we should give it a chance to work. If the success story of the wireless industry to this point is any indication – marked by millions of jobs, billions of dollars in annual economic activity, as well as the creation and rebirth of many industries – it’ll be well worth our while. And it will also bring about a more efficient government. Who can complain about that?