Will produce an article summarising the event in the next few days.
On Thu, 3 May 2018 at 08:45, Jane Coffin <coffin(a)isoc.org> wrote:
Hi Ben –
Steve Song also is there…
He may be able to give you some info about the last bits of the meeting.
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I am attending the DSA Summit. I work on regulatory affairs for Microsoft
and I am sharing below my notes from the interventions of the regulators
who have spoken here in London. I would note, though, that (as is clear
from the agenda <http://dynamicspectrumalliance.org/global-summit/>)
there have been many interesting presentations also from non-regulators
providing examples of innovative technological solutions and perspectives
about how to evolve spectrum management.
I unfortunately cannot attend the final afternoon of the Summit where
there are a couple of sessions of particular relevance to DC3 - panelists
from regional and global economic development institutions looking at
access to finance in emerging markets, and a session on Challenges to
Universal and Affordable Connectivity. Hopefully there will be someone else
here who’s able to share notes of those sessions.
Regulatory Policy Analyst
Telecom and Internet Governance
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- *Mario Mankiewicz, Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU *
Mario gave a development-focused presentation, referring to the
Sustainable Development Goals, how spectrum plays a role in meeting many of
them, and linking that to ITU’s mission to connect the world.
General challenges to ensure suitable broadband access include - outdoor
and indoor coverage; availability of high-capacity networks; high demand
and competition for spectrum, affordability of devices and subscriptions.
Solutions are about deploying overlapping networks – large, long-term
investment (e.g. IMT networks); small, short-term investments (e.g. Wi-Fi
networks); overlapping macro, micro, pico and femto cells; networks with
QoS as well as best effort networks.
Challenges to ensure bb access in unconnected areas – lack of electricity;
affordability; literacy and digital literacy; lack of awareness and of
local content; lack of investment and of backhaul. In other words, spectrum
is not the bottleneck for the lack of broadband. Solutions for unconnected
areas can be technological (satellite, HAPS, fixed backhaul, and mobile
services in digital dividend bands) ort spectrum management (spectrum below
1 GHz, e.g. 700 MHz; considering regional and local auctions instead of
national given that national licensees don’t always deploy nationally);
spectrum coverage obligations for rural and remote areas; penalties for
inefficient spectrum usage; licensed share access.
And there can be public policy solutions – alternative power sources
(green energy); reduce taxation; promote competition; promote
infrastructure/network sharing through license obligations to share; public
investment where necessary; promote local content and applications (e.g.
- *Dr. Héctor Huici, Secretary, Information Technology and
Communications, Ministry of Communications, Argentina*
TVWS has great potential for connectivity in areas of low population
density. Currently undertaking a trial and expect to move forward with
regulation. There is also a separate project on shared spectrum – identify
and make available spectrum as a shared use for development of investment
and innovation. The idea is to “whiten currently clandestine services” and
to “incorporate ICT service provider concept for 2.4 and 5.8 GHz”, allowing
small players to innovate and enter the market. I understood this as
officially recognizing legitimacy of use of unlicensed spectrum, while
providing some clear expectations for the use of this spectrum.
- *Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Policy, European
Is Technology the Best Manager of Spectrum (topic of his panel)? Yes, but
there are a couple of inhibitors:
- How much stakeholders are prepared to invest in equipment to ensure that
(expensive) new mitigation techniques are included in equipment (for which
the ecosystem often prioritises minimizing cost).
- How much are regulators prepared to change? There are some positive
examples in Europe – UK with efforts to transition PMSE users and its TVWS;
Italy LSA trial with European Commission which demonstrated feasibility,
though ultimately failed to interest the operators. But majority of
spectrum regulators in Europe show little appetite for changing licensing
approaches and introducing new mitigation techniques. Commission keen to
promote more sharing but every time it had any relationship to licensed
spectrum, regulators resisted, saying it was a national issue.
- *Jonas Wessel, Director Spectrum Department; Chairperson, Swedish
Post and Telecom Authority (PTS); Radio Spectrum Policy Group *
RSPG’s 5G advice identifies low, mid and high band spectrum:
- 3.4-3.8 as the primary band bringing capacity
- 26 GHz as the pioneer band for ultra-high capacity (as well as
unlicensed in 66-71 GHz – the higher you go (and the shorter the distances
covered), the less likely there will be interference, and
- existing (low) bands, particularly 700 GHz, to enable 5G universal
In addition, the RSPG advice allows for European countries to cater their
approaches to their individual needs, e.g. whether to have coverage
requirements or geographically-variable licenses.
H Nwana: you’re part of Region 1; how sensitive are Europeans to African
needs in your decisions? – Africa often feels railroaded into certain
approaches by European decisions. Jonas said large-scale clearances
shouldn’t be part of the approach, giving the example of C-Band satellites
in Region 1 which are important to countries around the equator but not to
countries nearer the poles, like South Africa or Sweden.
H Nwana asked what RSPG thought about IMT “gobbling up spectrum”. Jonas
observed that the Radio Regs are technology-neutral and the identification
of IMT in Radio Regs is a footnote rather than part of the Radio Regs, so
RR don’t require We need to enable many different services and see what
- *Chris Woolford, Director of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom *
Demand for spectrum will continue to increase, we’ll need to work spectrum
harder and spectrum will be an important part of that. Spectrum sharing
will become increasingly important but there won’t be a single sharing
approach and need to look at things on a case-by-case basis. As a
regulator, we need tools (policies, powers, toolkit) that enable us to
allow sharing. See three elements to increasing sharing:
- Technology will play key role in how we promote sharing
- Clear regulatory framework to facilitate spectrum sharing and enables us
to create rules on a case-by-case basis. But it’s important not to
over-complicate if that can be avoided. Efforts in TVWS, CBRS and efforts
to protect satellite in 5.4-5.7 have been complex but also need to look at
opportunities to enable sharing in a simpler way.
- Move away from a protectionist approach (all about protecting the
incumbent) to an approach of how we make it work. So there needs to be
focus on solutions to encourage and enable sharing.
- *Philip Marnick Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom *
TVWS hasn’t taken off as quickly an anticipated – more to do with
availability of chipsets than availability of spectrum. But one benefit has
been ability to experience databases – and it has been complex
(accommodating both broadcasting and wireless mic users), but it works!
Sharing managed spectrum using databases is therefore one of our spectrum
authorisation approaches. And dynamic shred access tools could be applied
in other bands, where appropriate. But use right tool for the right space.
- *Mr. Julius Knapp, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) *
It is not about finding places in spectrum to insert DSA – it’s not right
everywhere. Rather, it’s about recognizing DSA is a tool to consider when
access to spectrum cannot be accomplished more efficiently or effectively
in other ways.
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It will be great if those attending this event can share some info about
what happened there…
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*Glenn McKnight, B.A, M.A*
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Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 4:21 PM
Subject: [Members] DSA 2018 Global Summit - Update
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Cc: DSA Administration <admin(a)dynamicspectrumalliance.org>rg>, Kalpak Gude <
Dear DSA Members,
On behalf of Kalpak, I would like to share with you that this year the DSA
is excited to welcome 29 regulators from 22 different regulatory bodies in
attendance at our Sixth Annual Global Summit event and Regulator Workshop
(see attached list for specific names). This is an exciting feat for the
Alliance, as it is not only the largest number of individual regulators we
have ever had attend the Summit before, but it is also the largest number
of regulatory organizations to participate.
As such, we would encourage all of you to help us continue to get the word
out about the Global Summit. There is no other conference discussing modern
and innovative spectrum management methodologies, including dynamically
shared and license exempt operations, like the DSA’s Summit. Please feel
free to share and repost the Alliance’s LinkedIn
feeds with your associates and feel free to use the attached PDF invite
when encouraging any clients, customers, or colleagues to attend.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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