The Wireless Innovation Forum, a prominent non-profit international industry association committed to advancing radio communications and systems globally, is excited to present two engaging online workshops focused on CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) and cutting-edge technology. These workshops provide an exclusive platform for experts, professionals, and stakeholders to delve into critical discussions shaping the future of shared radio spectrum and communication systems.
Workshop 1: “Challenges to Full Implementation of CBRS”
Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time
The first workshop, “Challenges to Full Implementation of CBRS,” will take place on September 20th. This session promises an insightful exploration of the joint challenges in making CBRS accessible and the barriers faced in achieving its full potential. Participants will gain valuable insights into federal and industry sharing scenarios, addressing perceived hurdles that hinder the complete utilization of shared spectrum. While CBRS has garnered significant traction across various operators, this workshop will spotlight the lingering challenges faced by multiple use cases.
Distinguished speakers from Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Mobile System Operators (MSOs), and other key players within the CBRS band ecosystem will lead the discussions. The event will be inaugurated by Preston Marshall of Google and feature renowned speakers such as Dennis Canoy of Charter, Max Solondz of Verizon, Louis Peraertz of WISPA, Stephen Rayment of Ericsson, Jayasheel Shetty of Nokia, Ed Wyatt of Ruckus Networks, Matt Mangriotis of Cambium Networks, Charles Cooper of the NTIA, and Vernita Harris of the Department of Defense. The workshop will culminate in an extended panel discussion involving the speakers, offering a comprehensive perspective on the current landscape and future prospects.
Workshop 2: “Real Time Awareness of Radio Environment – Sensing versus Informing”
Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023
Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
The second workshop, scheduled for September 21st, is titled “Real Time Awareness of Radio Environment – Sensing versus Informing.” This session aims to establish a research-driven quantitative framework for evaluating strategies that foster awareness to support spectrum sharing. Attendees will explore the most suitable technologies for generating awareness of presence, tailored to different usage scenarios. Discussions will encompass the intersection of methodology, policy, and real-world use cases, shedding light on the pivotal choices that shape the deployment of networks within shared spectrum bands.
Esteemed speakers such as Preston Marshall and Andrew Clegg of Google, Mark Gibson of CommScope, Kevin Gifford of CU Boulder, Jennifer McCarthy of Federated Wireless, and Richard Bernhardt of WISPA will contribute their expertise to this dynamic workshop. Participants can anticipate valuable insights into the evolving landscape of radio spectrum awareness and its implications for future technological advancements.
Both workshops stand as unique opportunities to engage with wireless networking industry leaders, gain comprehensive insights into shared spectrum challenges, and contribute to the discourse surrounding the deployment of advanced communication networks. Join us for these illuminating workshops that hold the potential to shape the trajectory of radio communications and systems on a global scale.