Dynamic Spectrum Alliance 2015 Global Summit Heads to the Philippines as Commercial Deployment of Spectrum Sharing Technologies Picks up Pace
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), which advocates for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization, will hold the world’s largest conference on wireless spectrum sharing in Manila, Philippines on May 6-8, 2015. With an emphasis on the exploration of dynamic spectrum access technologies, business models and regulations, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s 2015 Global Summit will be co-hosted by the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology ICT Office and the country’s Communication Regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
Deployment of dynamic spectrum access technologies is already underway through trials, pilots, and commercial deployments in the ASEAN region, as well as globally. In the Philippines, cutting edge dynamic space access technologies are being used to improve broadband connectivity and facilitate mobile fisher folk registration in remote areas in the municipalities of Talibon, Trinidad, Bien Unido, Ubay, and Carlos P Garcia. These technologies have also been used to deploy wireless broadband networks in relief of natural disasters. By supporting the 2015 DSA Global Summit, the Philippine government is recognising the need to innovatively increase spectrum supply and availability throughout the region, with the aim of supporting the local economy and creating new opportunities in education, e-health, and e-government services.
Mr. Louis Casambre, Executive Director at the ICT Office, Philippine Department of Science and Technology, said: “The ongoing TV White Space pilot testing in the Philippines is the most extensive in the Asian region, particularly as the demand for wireless data traffic proliferates and the growing pressure on network capacity spurs an interest to utilize unallocated portions of the radio spectrum. Hosting the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit is a manifestation of the region’s support and commitment as we look to boost national connectivity and significantly increase the number of pilot sites already underway.”
The third Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit will build on last year’s gathering in Ghana and 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 access in the busiest cities and most remote regions. Sessions will cover the latest technical advances, regulatory initiatives and strategies for ushering in the next-generation of connectivity – from connecting the next four billion people to enabling the Internet of Things. New to 2015, the agenda will also include a TV White Space Introduction & Model Regulations Seminar as well as a Project Financing Seminar.
“Whilst there is much progress taking place towards dynamic spectrum access, much more needs to be done,” added Prof. H Nwana, Executive Director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. “We need to continue to raise awareness of the critical need to best utilize the radio spectrum on a global scale and address the digital divide. This year’s Global Summit will focus on the potential future offered by dynamic spectrum access technologies and effectively encourage discussions towards creating regulatory guidelines and standards which act as a catalyst in building relationships and nurturing initiatives, whilst driving global efforts to better the use of limited and scarce frequencies.”
“Our Global Summits also offer a platform for debate about the next leap forward in connectivity for developed regions and emerging economies, such as the Philippines and Latin America, where we are already hoping to hold 2016’s gathering.”
Gamaliel A. Cordoba, Commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission added: “We are pleased that the DSA Board has chosen the Philippines to host the 2015 DSA Global Summit. We look forward to partnering with the DSA in order to host this important spectrum conference”.
Sponsors for the Summit already include Microsoft, MediaTeck and Google. For more information or to register, visit www.dynamicspectrumalliance.org/summit.html or contact email@example.com.
The DSA’s membership has grown rapidly since its formation, with over 40 members from around the world, including major industry players like Microsoft, Google, British Sky Broadcasting Ltd, Facebook, InterDigital, MediaTek, Murata, AirTies, Aruba Networks, ATDI, Broadcom, and Saankhya Labs, as well as Dynamic Spectrum Access startups, such as Aviacomm, Adaptrum, 6Harmonics, and SpectraLink Wireless, and research institutions such as NICT Japan and CSIR South Africa. This represents the software, hardware, networking and media sectors, as well as non-profit and public sector groups.
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