Connect (X): All Things Spectrum

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All Access Private Networks Summit 2021
Expanding the Possibilities for Enterprise & Beyond

Featured Speaking Engagement: All Things Spectrum

Dated: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm (ET)

FCC focused on mmWave bands in 2018 and 2019. 2020 was the year for mid-band frequencies through CBRS auction and related deployment activities. C-Band auction just got concluded and a lot of discussion is happening around operators’ plans to put this band in use. This session will discuss where the industry is in terms of deploying mmWave and mid-band frequencies. We will also address unlicensed bands for Wi-Fi (5.9 GHz and 6 GHz). Experts will also discuss the future of Shared Spectrum and new bands on the horizon for the licensed operation (at FCC and NTIA).

Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson
Sr. Director, Business Development & Regulatory Policy

With over 37 years of spectrum management experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for CommScope. In addition to leading technical and business development efforts for numerous wireless and spectrum-related products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users. He leads CommScope’s CBRS efforts on the Spectrum Access System/Environmental Sensing Capability.  He is a board member of the CBRS Alliance and an officer on the board of the Wireless Innovation Forum. He is a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, where he has also co-chaired working groups related to spectrum sharing and data exchange issues.  He has led spectrum management efforts including the development of the SAS and ESC, TV White Space, spectrum sharing analysis protocols and sharing criteria, as well as development of Comsearch’s engineering services and software products. He has led efforts in working with the American Hospital Association as their technical partner for WMTS frequency coordination.

He has authored several papers on spectrum sharing and relocation and has advised numerous wireless participants in their system design.  He is a Life Member of IEEE. He has an amateur radio license and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.

Rikin Thakker, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer, WIA
Other Speakers:
Lizy Paul Chair, National Spectrum Consortium
Dean Brenner SVP, Spectrum Strategy & Tech Policy, Qualcomm Incorporated