Sharing

In December 2012, the FCC proposed new rules governing how wireless broadband providers can share the airwaves with government users, adopting an innovative model first proposed earlier this year by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in its landmark report, Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth.

The Future of Broadband in Underserved Areas

Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

At a recent panel convened by the Wireless Future Project at New America, Ellen Satterwhite, of the American Library Association, noted that 40 percent of libraries cannot meet the minimum speed requirements set by the FCC.

Closing the High-Speed Broadband Gap: Shared Spectrum as a Fiber Extension

Jul 25 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Please join OTI’s Wireless Future Project for this panel discussion about the opportunity to share 500 MHz of underutilized satellite spectrum for more affordable high-capacity broadband access in rural and underserved areas.

Mechanisms to incentivise shared-use of spectrum

Location:
USA, United States

A key concern with the Licensed-shared access (LSA) approach currently being developed by European regulators is that leaving incumbents and secondary users to agree to bilateral arrangements may be insufficient to incentivise an optimal level of sharing.

Institute for Telecommunication Sciences Releases Key Software Model to Boost Collaborative Spectrum-Sharing Research

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
3

Any agreement to share spectrum bands will require reliable predictions of how that spectrum will perform in the real world. The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) recently took a major step toward a more collaborative approach to research in this area by publicly releasing an advanced software model for radio wave propagation in urban environments.

Remarks of Assistant Sec Strickling on the 5G Wireless Future and the Role of the Federal Government

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
3

Let me leave you with some final thoughts about what we have learned over the last eight years as well as some issues that I believe need additional attention in the immediate and near term if we are to ensure that 5G and all spectrum based technologies reach their true potential.

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Celebrating Chairman Wheeler’s Gift to the American People

In reviewing the successes of the last year, but, more broadly, the last three years, the person I keep returning to is Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. Chairman Wheeler has upheld the public interest, recognized the power of communications to strengthen communities, and acted to modernize and reform programs that bring open, affordable, high-capacity broadband to all Americans. His legacy is the opportunities for all Americans to connect to jobs, education, healthcare, and family. As we enter this holiday season, I am thankful for Chairman Tom Wheeler’s gifts to the American people. To me, what is amazing about his many accomplishments can’t always be measured by the dockets he opened, the votes he won, or the initiatives he proposed. The day-to-day impacts of his actions can often be more readily seen in the child who can now reach a hand across a keyboard to access a whole new universe of knowledge thanks to gigabit connections to the school and Wi-Fi in the classroom. Or in the young mother who can now coordinate work and her child’s medical care thanks to her Lifeline connection. Or the small business owner who can now compete on a level playing field with its bigger business competitors thanks to a free and open Internet. Or the community that was once left behind, that is able to get ahead with new broadband options. In other words, it’s not the orders he voted or the computers he connected, but the lives he touched in ways both big and small. I expect they will be felt not just for a year, or a chairman’s term, but in the case of that little girl … it just may change her life.

The FCC is pushing Internet innovation forward — and holding it back

Location:
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC, 20057, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission published a pair of decisions recently that show in sharp contrast the right and wrong ways regulators use their authority to shape the trajectory of disruptive technologies. This time, the continuing evolution of the Internet is at stake.

How Spectrum Enables Agencies to Fight Wildfires

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
3

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and the National Interagency Incident Communications Division (NIICD) are responsible for coordinating communications when federal agencies are managing wildfires. Portable radios, which require access to radio frequency spectrum, are the primary communications tool for firefighters.

Preparing for a 5G World

Location:
Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC, 20036-1133, United States
Recommendation:
3

Since the late-1970s wireless telephone communication has seen a steady progression in speed, bandwidth and services offered to the public. The next generation of wireless innovation, called 5G, promises a significant leap in what it will provide in capacity, speed and performance for wireless networks, massive machine communications and the Internet of Things.

The Future of Wireless: A Vision for US Leadership in a 5G World

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

If the Federal Communications Commission approves my proposal in July, the United States will be the first country in the world to open up high-band spectrum for 5G networks and applications.

Public Knowledge Supports FCC Spectrum Sharing Notice, Urges FCC to Open Privacy and Cybersecurity Proceeding

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a public notice that seeks comment on testing spectrum sharing on the 5.9GHz band.

CTIA, AT&T propose different frameworks for 28 GHz sharing

Location:
CTIA, 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

Both CTIA and AT&T are proposing frameworks for sharing spectrum with satellite operators, but they're not the same framework.

Auto industry pushes President Obama on airwaves

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

Automakers, safety advocates and state transportation departments are joining forces in a new letter to President Barack Obama about the virtues of vehicle-to-vehicle technology and the potential danger of forcing cars and trucks to share airwaves with Wi-Fi.

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Telecom Policy Potpourri

It was a busy week for telecommunications policy. The Federal Communications Commission held its April Open Meeting, and Congress had some legislation move along, including the E-mail Privacy Act. Below, we take a sampling of this week’s potpourri.

FCC Puts Final Rules in Place for New Citizens Broadband Radio Service

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission reaffirmed its decision to create the innovative Citizens Broadband Radio Service in the 3550-3700 MHz (3.5 GHz) band, and took additional steps to finalize the rules.

A Step toward an Effective Spectrum Sharing Framework

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
2

There has been a lot of talk lately about spectrum sharing – Spectrum Access Systems, Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage, Environmental Sensing Capability, Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications, to name just a few of the discussed approaches.

AT&T, EchoStar agree on potential framework for sharing 28 GHz band

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
2

AT&T and EchoStar executives presented their potential framework for sharing the 28 GHz band and the 37.0-40.0 band to the Federal Communications Commission, saying they believe it achieves three primary goals.

New Report Outlines Possible Roadmap to Further Sharing of the 3.5 GHz Band

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
2

In a new report, engineers from NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) and Office of Spectrum Management (OSM) propose a simple and robust method to implement spectrum sharing between commercial communications systems and federal radar operations in the 3550-3650 MHz (3.5 GHz) band.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at the Mobile World Congress

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Imagine, for a moment, that cities worldwide can significantly reduce commute times and traffic. It will take sensors in streetlights, roadside architecture, and cars to see where traffic patterns could be more efficient and public transportation more effective. 5G technology can make it happen. Now to get from here to there will take, you guessed it, spectrum.

Why Sharing is the Answer to Rising Demand for Spectrum

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
2

It is clear that we can’t meet the challenges that arise from increased demand by using the traditional methods of spectrum reallocation. The answer is spectrum sharing, a flexible and evolving option that is helping to optimize this resource to the benefit of both the public and private sectors.

Google calls out incumbents' plans for 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing as 'overprotective'

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Google is fending off calls for extended perimeter protection for incumbent users in the 3.5 GHz band, calling the proposals "overprotective" and warning they could limit spectrum availability.

World Radiocommunication Conference allocates spectrum for future innovation

Location:
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, Geneva, 1202, Switzerland
Recommendation:
1

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) has concluded its deliberations as delegates sign the Final Acts that revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.

Space-based Spectrum Sharing

Location:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC, 20024, United States
Recommendation:
2

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) developed the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed, which has been installed on the International Space Station (ISS) to research new ways to use radio spectrum more efficiently. This system, developed under the Communications, Navigation, and Networking Configurable Testbed (CoNNeCT) project at NASA’s John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, is being used to test the capabilities of software defined radios (SDR).

A Broadcaster's Guide To Washington Issues

Location:
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, 2300 N St NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States
Recommendation:
1

As we enter the last quarter of 2015, all eyes have turned to the Federal Communications Commission’s incentive auction. Broadcasters will need to make significant decisions about whether to participate, whether to channel share, and they will need to measure the potential consequences of doing neither, all while keeping track of a number of important proceedings affecting retransmission consent and other major issues for broadcasters.

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Remarks before the Competitive Carriers Association

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

A number of communications companies have asked that we start this proceeding to help spur deployment of the next generation, or 5G, of commercial mobile networks.

Enacting More "Sticks": Spectrum Fees for Government Users

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

There are many means to reduce the Federal government's spectrum allotment. Statutorily forcing agencies to relocate to other bands remains the most effective way, but this requires strong leadership, is usually a one-time event focusing on specific frequencies and can run into political storms.

Google applies for experimental 3.5 GHz license in Kansas City

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

Google is asking the Federal Communications Commission for special temporary authority to expand testing in the 3.5 GHz band in Kansas City (MO), but its public filing doesn't reveal much more than that.

Spectrum sharing in India: Confident baby steps

Location:
Indian School of Business, Gachibowli, 500032, India
Recommendation:
1

In a welcome move, the Indian government on August 12 approved the sharing of spectrum between telecommunications operators in an effort to improve the efficiency of the sector.

EOBC To FCC: Getting Channel-Sharing Rules Right is Crucial

Location:
Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

In comments to the Federal Communications Commission, the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition says it agrees with the FCC proposal to allow TV stations to share channels outside of the incentive auction, and also says it should permit stations to change their community of license to do so.

FCC sets bidding rules for spectrum sale

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

The Federal Communications Commission set the stage for 2016’s spectrum auction, approving the bidding procedures for the sale of airwaves that carry signals to wireless devices.

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