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    Airu nebhe webinar 8 16-2012 final Airu nebhe webinar 8 16-2012 final Presentation Transcript

    • Webinar Regarding AIR.Us Efforts to Bring Super Wi-Fi Networks to Underserved Campuses and Communities D ar at i o ecl n N w ks et or G oup, LLC r Aug 16, 2012 1
    • Broadband is the common platform forknowledge exchange Networks In a knowledge-based economy, we should seek to eliminate Broadband bandwidth as a Users Devices Ecosystem constraint to innovation, productivity and leadership Applications Improvements in each element of the ecosystem drive improvements in others in a Virtuous Cycle 2
    • But we are unlikely to get the upgrade necessary For the first time since the beginning of the commercial internet, there are no plans for a national wired provider to build a faster network than the leading network. DOCSIS 3.0 FIOS, UVerse Basic Math for Telco PlansSpeed Telco DSL an Upgrade Dial-Up 2G Cable BB Cable BB Time Instead of upgrades, incumbents are talking about data caps and other ways to restrict use 3
    • The returns do not justify the investmentFor the investor in the network, the equation currently looks like this: C + O > (1-r)R + SB + (-CL) Costs Benefits C: Capital Expenditures O: Operating Expenditures r: Risk R: Revenues SB: System Benefits (Benefits that drive increased revenues outside the communities where the new or incremental investments are made) CL: Losses due to competition 4
    • The path forward: change the math C + O < (1-r)R + SB + (-CL) But how do we do that? 5
    • AIR.U Consortium of Higher Education Groups, Microsoft and Google Launch Program to Deploy Big Bandwidth to Underserved College Communities , April 26th, 2012  Develop near term opportunities to broadly deploy White Space technologies within rural Colleges, Universities and their communities  Establish a roadmap for the rapid deployment of sustainable, next D ar at i o ecl n generation wireless networks – beginning now with Pilot planning phase N w ks et or G oup, LLC r  Create partnerships that provide access to available resources that enable adequate funding and sustainable commercial business models“I find last month’s announcement of the AIR U initiative very exciting, because we all recognize the fact that universities that are located in certain rural areas, are struggling to find access to affordable broadband networks. By employing unlicensed TV White Space services, the AIR U initiative can offer a low-cost means to provide these universities with increased coverage and capacity”- FCC Commissioner Clyburn , July 2012 FCC Open Meeting 6
    • New Beachfront Spectrum is Available Unassigned TV Channels freed as a result of the FCC transition to Digital TV Channels vary by market, with large amounts of spectrum in small/mid-size cities and rural communities. Now available on an unlicensed basis (like WiFi) & intended for broadband applications “Super WiFi”: Much lower frequency (than current WiFi) provides for:  Signal coverage over far larger areas (up to 5 km vs. 100 meters for WiFi)  Signals penetrate or bend around obstacles (trees, buildings, hills) far better than higher frequencies (like broadcast TV) An ideal, inexpensive, ‘last mile’ solution – adding coverage and capacity where fiber is not close by. Lower VHF Upper VHF UHF TV ch 14-20 RA TV ch TV ch 21-36 5-6 TV ch 7-13 TV ch 38-51 2-4 Public Safety 37 54 72 76 88 216 470 512 608 698 174 614 Wireless Mics Fixed TVWS Devices Portable/Personal TVWS Devices 7
    • Relative Bandwidth Allocation Wi-Fi – its impact after 10 years Bandwidth Allocation by Service 2002 140 •Wi-Fi alliance founded 2012 120 •439 million homes using a Wi-Fi 100 routerMHZ per POP 2016 80 •800 million homes projected to 60 deploy Wi-Fi •Currently 25% of all households 40 worldwide use Wi-Fi 20 •85% penetration in homes with fixed broadband 0 By making fixed broadband more White 2.4 GHz 900 700 PCS Cellular AWS valuable, Wi-Fi: •generates $46 to $87 billion of Space ISM MHz MHz consumer surplus each year. Total ISM Sour ce: Spect r um •maintains 49 to 101 million fixed broadband subscriptions around the Br i dge world. Source: Strategy Analytics 8
    • TV White Space Trial Deployments Currently operational TVWS trial deployments supported byRural Broadband: Nation’s first TVWS network – SpectrumClaudville, VA Bridge, Microsoft, Google and other companies.“Smart Grid” Network Deployment –Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Co-Op, CA “Smart City” Network Deployment– Wilmington, NC Partnership with city and Public Safety entities Telemedicine Applications – hospital campus – Logan, OH Tribal and Public Safety Remote Area Deployment – Yurok Reservation, Arcata, CASuper WiFi Network Deployment – Cambridge, England – In UK, 1-year trial: variety of usescases by consortium 14 companies (Microsoft, BT, BBC), Adaptrum, Neul, Nokia, etc)and 2 networks in Finland by Spectrum Bridge 9
    • Applications & ServicesWireless Broadband  Mobile & Fixed (Last Residential Mile) Community-Wide Broadband  Wireless Residential Super Wi-Fi Multi-Media Networking Smart City  Wireless Backhaul Applications  Video ‘Broadcasting’Machine-to-Machine  Remote Sensing and Monitoring  Asset Tracking  Mobile Video Surveillance ~5 Miles 10
    • Super Wi-Fi Eco-System is Now Forming Sept 2010: FCC Final Rulemaking approved Fully unlicensed use of white Mobile space frequencies Feb 2012- Congress passes billAddressable securing TV Bands for Markets & Unlicensed use Applications US Market Stage Is Set  Legislation is in place  Standards Based Nomadic/ Fixed Equipment Vendors Are Applications Announcing Production Today Dec ‘12 Dec ‘13 Schedules  DB Administrators have Pre-Production/ been FCC Certified Limited Qtys Begin Production Unit Availability Equipment Configurations 11
    • AIR.U ObjectiveHigher Ed Communities represent an environment well suited for Super Wi-Fi innovation√ Higher than average Bandwidth Requirements (Increasing)√ Lower than average Bandwidth Alternatives (Static)√ Fewer than average Broadcasters resulting in Higher than average White SpaceAIR.U (Advanced Internet Regions)• Establish a path to self-sustaining, commercial operations that will offer Super Wi- Fi services broadly to college and university communities 12
    • Community OpportunityCase Study: Middlebury CollegeAvailable TVWS Spectrum Organizing Available Resources to:• Fixed Channels = 23• 23/3 = 7.6 Channels/ cell (round down to 7)Cell Capacity  Reduce Capex• Avg Capacity/ Cell: 70Mbps• (7x10Mgbps/Channel) Monthly Average Cell Capacity =  Reduce Opex 70e6*3600*24*30/8 = 22,680 GBExample Network Capacity  Reduce Risk• Capacity Plan – 100% Population Coverage @  Increase Revenues 10GB/month• Population Coverage: – Campus: 2,500*10 GB / 22,680 GB = 2 cells is the key to Unlocking Benefits – Surrounding Town: 8,500*10 GB / 22,680 GB = 4 cells 13
    • Organizing ResourcesIdentify Available Resources and Coordinated Support• Reduce Capex – Access to Antenna Sites (i.e. ROWs, Tower and Rooftops)• Reduce Opex – Access to Telecom Facilities (i.e. Middle Mile Fiber, Backhaul, Internet)• Reduce Risk – Organize Demand (i.e. Students, Faculty, Municipality, Affiliated Enterprises) – Standardized Network, Deployment and Customer Support functions• Increase Revenues – Introduce new low cost broadband services – Coordinated Marketing to Accelerate Adoption 14
    • Expressions of Interest To submit interest for pilot consideration: http://bit.ly/AIRUInterest Powerpoint and link to this form will also be emailed 15