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Spectrum Overview: 2020 and beyond…

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST


2019 showed us a number of spectrum allocations and changes to licensing protocols in anticipation of 5G technologies. 5G allocations continue to move forward, but the basic tenets from last year remain in place. What’s new are advances in unlicensed technologies which also require spectrum to provide real value for new applications and economic growth. 

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The Wireless Communications Alliance (WCA) will present an overview of the radio and regulatory side of unlicensed wireless technologies.  We will focus on the spectral allocations that provide the additional pipe necessary for enormous bandwidth. We will hear from specialists abo


ut how these technologies fit into the modern world, what gaps exist in the ecosystem, and what spectrum is leverable?

  • Ken Pyle, Viodi View – Moderator
  • Andrew Clegg, Google – CBRS has Launched!
  • Chip Yorkgitis, Kelley, Drye and Warren – FCC – State of Unlicensed
  • Chuck Lukaszewski, HP Aruba – new 6 GHz Allocations
  • Mark Jen, Common Networks – 60 GHz – What this means for the future.
  • Richard Bernhardt, WISPA – State of U-NII – 2.4, 5.8
Come join us for insights, thoughtful discussion, and refreshments.
Ken Pyle
Viovi View
Ken Pyle is Managing Editor of the Viodi View and Producer of ViodiTV. He has produced hundreds of videos for Viodi, trade associations, and corporations on topics ranging from autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, Internet of Things and, Software-Defined Networking. Informing his reporting are his earlier roles in manufacturing, engineering, marketing and sales for various Silicon Valley companies that made products for and that provided on-demand video offerings for broadband operators.
Topic: CBRS has Launched!
Andy Clegg is the Spectrum Engineering Lead for Google. He has over 20 years’ experience in spectrum management and was a member of the U.S. delegation to two World Radiocommunication Conferences. He has been involved in CBRS almost from its conception, and helped lead the development of the CBRS standards. He also helped develop Google’s own Spectrum Access System.
Andrew Clegg
Chip Yorkgitis
Kelly Drye
Topic: FCC – State of Unlicensed
Chip Yorkgitis is a founding partner of Kelley Drye’s telecommunications practice. Chip represents diverse clients who need to access additional spectrum for new technologies and services or to protect existing spectrum uses. Chip counsels clients from several industries on diverse spectrum management matters, including allocations, sharing and coordination, interference resolution, terrestrial and satellite station licensing, foreign ownership, and equipment authorization, among other matters. He advocates before the FCC and other federal agencies such as NTIA, DOD, and the FAA, and he represents clients in international spectrum fora. Chip was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the recently-concluded 2019 ITU World Radiocommunication Conference.
Topic: new 6 GHz Allocations
Chuck is Vice President, Wireless Strategy & Standards in the CTO Office at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He has 30 years of multidisciplinary experience in the enterprise networking and service provider industries. At Aruba since 2007, his responsibilities include driving roadmap & vision around future wireless products and services, and he leads the team that represents HPE in various wireless standards bodies and spectrum regulatory fora (e.g. IEEE, Wi-Fi Alliance, 3GPP). Chuck has been engineering and deploying large-scale 802.11 networks for 15 years. He has built Wi-Fi systems in hospitals, warehouses, seaports, rail yards, manufacturing plants, arenas, stadiums and other complex RF environments. At Aruba, he led the company’s global Customer Engineering team for six years before joining the CTO organization in 2013. He is the author of six books and design guides including Very High Density 802.11ac Networks and Outdoor MIMO Wireless Networks.
Chuck Lukaszewski
HP Aruba
Mark Jen
Common Networks
Topic: The Future at 60GHz
Mark Jen is a co-founder and the CTO of Common Networks. The company develops and operates microwave and mmWave fixed-wireless software-defined networks in a graph topology to provide high-speed home internet. Common Networks has been working with Facebook Connectivity Lab on Terragraph, a next-generation 60Ghz wireless technology that hopes to disrupt the economic model of deploying gigabit+ transport networks.
Topic: U-NII bands @ 2.4, 5.8
WISPA’s National Spectrum Advisor, Richard Bernhardt, was selected to Chair the WinnForum Spectrum Sharing Committee’s CBRS Work-Group 5. “Richard is working really hard on WISPA’s behalf and we are grateful for all he does for our industry,” said Mark Radabaugh, a WISPA board member and chairman of the WISPA FCC Committee.
Serving as chair of the Certified Professional Installer (CPI) Accreditation Task Group, a member of the Steering Group, and Co-Chair of WG-5, Mr. Bernhardt continues to work tirelessly for the advancement of Citizens Band Radio Spectrum (CBRS) initiatives while representing WISPA and its members on the SSC. In his new role as Chairman of WG-5, Mr. Bernhardt will oversee the SSC’s CBRS Operations Agenda.
Richard Bernhardt

Post Event content:

Spectrum 2020 Overview, The State of unlicensed spectrum – Chip Yorkgitis – Kelley, Drye

The 6 GHz Band: Say Goodbye to the Stone Age of Wi-Fi – Chuck Lukaszewski – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

60 GHz – What this means for the future – Mark Jen – Common Networks

CBRS has Launched! – Andrew Clegg – Google


January 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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