Opening Spectrum in South Africa
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A presentation I gave at the Broadband Summit on 25 March 2009 in Johannesburg. In it I make the case for embracing new technologically driven models for spectrum sharing and transparency in......

A presentation I gave at the Broadband Summit on 25 March 2009 in Johannesburg. In it I make the case for embracing new technologically driven models for spectrum sharing and transparency in spectrum auctions.

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  • 1. Opening Spectrum 25.03.09
  • 2. What is Spectrum? The range of radio frequencies used in wireless broadcast and communication But. Not all spectrum is created equal
  • 3. But why regulate spectrum? Spectrum is regulated to prevent interference among spectrum users.
  • 4. t what kind Bu ...like the sky? f a thing is o spectrum? hould it be S regulated... ...like the ocean?
  • 5. general In manage we trum like spec l estate. rea
  • 6. Imagine a conference centre.. ..where each room might correspond to a spectrum band.
  • 7. Or many conference centres... Cape Town Johannesburg Durban
  • 8. Access to any conference room A anywhere, anytime. Cape Town Johannesburg Durban
  • 9. Spectrum is allocated like slices of a pie. Cape Town Johannesburg Durban
  • 10. Guard bands... Cape Town Johannesburg Durban
  • 11. ISM Band Spectrum Cape Town Johannesburg Durban
  • 12. Which was fine...
  • 13. ...until the explosive growth of Internet Mobile
  • 14. ...until the explosive growth of So what needs to happen? Internet Mobile
  • 15. 1) Independent spectrum audit
  • 16. 1) Independent spectrum audit to the best nt spectrum g “Accordin A rece y d ata, at an , dit of Dublin available au nd a n y on e h o w e d t ha t a one place Ireland s is the U.S. it only 14% of time in an hat less th le spectrum likely t availab f available . was in usenications 10% o is in usAm” rica e. u m - Irish t: KmymData Report spectruMeinrath, New e Co e Marke - Sascata n h io Found
  • 17. 2) Standards for transparency in spectrum auctions
  • 18. 2) Standards for transparency in spectrum auctions um nt spectr R ece d the Unite n auction i 70 0Mh z he tates of t S 0 ulted in 2 band res revenue D billion US ent. r governm fo
  • 19. 2) Standards for transparency in spectrum auctions um nt spectr ithout good R ece W d the Unite al ance, natur n auction i govern 70 0Mh z s wealth turn he tates of t resource S 0 ulted in 2 r be worse fo band res ou t t o revenue if untries than D billion US ent. p oo r c o se dn’t had tho r governm t he y ha fo all. ources at ottom Billion res B r – The - Paul Collie
  • 20. 3) Start sharing spectrum
  • 21. 3) Start sharing spectrum – No v 4 , 2 0 0 8 f ns e d u s e o Unlice ision White Telev es spectrum Sp ac e roved in th a pp es United Stat
  • 22. 3) Start sharing spectrum – No v 4 , 2 0 0 8 f ns e d u s e o Unlice ision White Telev es spectrum Sp ac e roved in th a pp – p t 26, 2 008 es United Stat Se e 1y-2008 “lit 802.1 g” standard licensin e roved by th ap p IEEE
  • 23. Technology is often a better regulator than bureacracy
  • 24. The Role of Industry Television White Spaces Use of television guard bands Digital dividend spectrum Serendipitous re-use
  • 25. What's missing? You!
  • 26. Opportunities in South Africa Digital Television 802.11y Dividend White “lite Spectrum Spaces licensing”
  • 27. So instead of this... Cape Town Johannesburg Durban
  • 28. Let's have this Cape Town Johannesburg Durban
  • 29. Summary 1) Independent 2) Transparency in 3) Start sharing spectrum audit spectrum auctions spectrum
  • 30. Creative Commons Hand Holding a Mobile Phone by WhiteAfrican http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2736565604/ Sky by Robin Jaffray http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinj/2934399671/ We share this... by Miguel Ramirez http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibizadj/323305938/ Bureaucracy by BostonBill http://www.flickr.com/photos/8533266@N04/1296614397/ King Farouk in the inauguration of the international telecommunications congress 1938 by KodakAgfa http://www.flickr.com/photos/96884693@N00/1509615338/ Other photos courtesy of http://www.istockphoto.com
  • 31. Steve Song email: steve.song@shuttleworthfoundation.org blog: http://manypossibilities.net skype: steve_l_song twitter: stevesong