UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Professor Simon Saunders, Real Wireless Ltd: Cluster 1 Update


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Professor Simon Saunders, Director, Real Wireless Ltd: Update on Cluster 1 meetings to date

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UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Professor Simon Saunders, Real Wireless Ltd: Cluster 1 Update

  1. 1. UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1: Spectrum Applications and Requirements Simon Saunders 28th January 2013
  2. 2. The UK Spectrum Policy Forum Government and Ofcom: UK Social and Economic Value • Roadmap options and required changes • • • Spectrum allocation Spectrum assignment modes Technology evolution 28/01/2014 Cluster 2: Spectrum release and access mechanisms Political, Economic, Legal and Social Context Goals, policy and regulation Cluster 1: Applications and Sector needs Requirements and options © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 • • • Sector needs Current spectrum usage Future evolution 2
  3. 3. Cluster 1 Terms of Reference Overall goal: • To promote a joined-up understanding of current and future spectrum needs across UK users, thereby assisting in maximising associated benefits (social and economic) and by ensuring spectrum supply can be efficiently matched to those needs. Specific Aims • To identify and characterise the UK private and public sectors which have distinct dependencies on spectrum • To determine the current needs and usage of spectrum and associated technology • To determine the expectations of change in sector service needs and associated usage of spectrum • To determine the potential level of flexibility for modes of spectrum access amongst licenced, licence-exempt and intermediate modes (e.g. licensed shared access, cognitive access etc.) 28/01/2014 © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 3
  4. 4. Data sought for each sector Scope of the sector Contributions to social and economic value Current and recent past status Sector trends Usage of technologies and spectrum Expected changes to tech and spectrum Longer-term (10-20 years) tech and spectrum needs and options 28/01/2014 © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 4
  5. 5. Sectors and status Sector Status Utilities  16th September Private Mobile Radio - Business radio - Emergency services  11th December Public (cellular) mobile Transportation (aviation, road, rail) Broadcasting and entertainment (Delivery and content creation) Fixed broadband Defence Radio amateurs Industrial, medical, scientific Space 28/01/2014 © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 5
  6. 6. Utilities • Presentation 16/9/13 from Adrian Grill, Joint Radio Company • Spectrum needs of the utilities 28/01/2014 © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 6
  7. 7. Private Mobile and Business Radio • - Presentations 11/12/13 from: Tetra and Critical Communications Association Airwave Federation of Communication Services Ofcom 28/01/2014 © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 7
  8. 8. Roadmap for future meetings Focus on UHF policy Broadcasting, PMSE, white space and cellular Transportation: aviation, rail, road Space, scientific, medical M2M incl. home/office networking Public mobile 28/01/2014 © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 8
  9. 9. Contact Real Wireless PO Box 2218 Pulborough West Sussex RH20 4XB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 207 117 8514 Web: Blog: Email: 28/01/2014 © Real Wireless Ltd. 2014 9