Wireless Innovation Forum Announces White Space Communications Summit: Driving Growth Through White Space Innovations

July 5, 2017

Event Features Introductory Comments by FCC Chair Julius Genachowski

Wireless Innovation Forum
(SDR Forum version 2.0), a non-profit
organization dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and
systems worldwide, announced today that it will host a White
Space Communications Summit: Driving Growth Through White Space
on June 7 in Washington, DC.

“The WInn Forum is very pleased to be hosting its fifth summit on this
important topic in wireless communications”

Convened by industry stakeholders to discuss the current state of the
emerging market for TV Band and other White Space Devices, this Summit
will highlight market demand, industry interest, and progress towards
deployment. The event presents multiple industry perspectives and
provides discussion on outstanding issues together with plans for how to
move forward.

“The WInn Forum is very pleased to be hosting its fifth summit on this
important topic in wireless communications,” said Bruce Oberlies, Sr.
Director of Advanced Technology in the CTO Office of Motorola Solutions
and Chair of the Forum. “We believe that this provides the perfect
opportunity for anyone interested in the broader TVWS community to have
conversations about what the ‘white space’ ecosystem looks like now, how
it is evolving, when ‘white spaces’ will roll out, when the technologies
will be ready, when products will be deployed, what progress has been
made in trials and deployments, and how we can measure commercial

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Julius Genachowski will
provide introductory remarks at the Summit, which will feature a
content-rich program including:

  • An Executive Panel on “The Vision for a White Space Ecosystem” with

    • Moderator – Doug Sicker, Chief Technologist, FCC
    • John Chapin, Chief Technologist, TVBS
    • Eli Salomon, Airity
    • Peter Stanforth, Chief Technology Officer, Spectrum Bridge
    • Haiyun Tang, Chief Technology Officer, Adaptrum
    • Rick Rotondo, VP Marketing, xG Technology
    • Paul Bruce, Head of Wireless Infrastructure, BT (tentative)
  • An Analyst Briefing on the market for TV Band and other White Space
  • An Update on current trials for TV Band Devices, with

    • Paul Bruce, Head of Wireless Infrastructure, BT (tentative)
    • James Carlson, CEO, Carlson Wireless
    • Illka Niva, Nokia
  • An Update from database administrators, with

    • Moderator – Rick Rotondo, xG Technology
    • Eli Salomon, Airity
    • Jesse Caulfield, Keybridge
    • Mark Gibson, Comsearch
    • John Malyar, Telcordia
    • Peter Stanforth, Spectrum Bridge
    • Rick Whitt, Google
  • A Session Exploring on “Other White Spaces” with

    • An update on WINNF TD-LTE White Space Project
    • Presentation by Michael Calabrese, New America Foundation
    • Presentation by Steve Shellhammer, Qualcomm
    • Presentation by Marc G. Girouard, Industry Canada
  • A Session on “Type Certification”
  • A Panel session on challenges and next steps

The registration page is here.
More information on the Summit can be found on the event
web page

This event is sponsored by xG
Technology, Inc
., Spectrum
and Airity. Forum Platinum sponsors include General
Dynamics C4 Systems
, Indra
and Harris

About the Wireless Innovation Forum

Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version
2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to driving
technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications
worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined
Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA)
technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless
value chain
to address emerging wireless communications
requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its
meetings and membership
, visit www.WirelessInnovation.org.

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