The case for nimbleness in spectrum - in brief [Andrew Stirling]

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Andrew Stirling (Head of Spectrum Policy for Microsoft in the UK and Europe) discusses how 'nimble spectrum regulation' and sub 1-GHz spectrum usage are key elements of the solution to support the ever-increasing demand for wireless connectivity.

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  • We’re entering an exciting era for Cognitive TechnologiesA driving need for more wireless data capacity is pushing regulators to look at sharingTVWS is a vital first step
  • Hockey sticks at the ready!UK Smartphone sales are expected to grow from 43% of total mobile phone sales in 2009to 84% by 2013 [1]; Forecast that 100% of smartphones will include WiFi connectivity by2012 (compared with 60% in 2009)
  • Regulators need to think of three basic usage models – WPAN and WWAN are reasonable well catered-for – not so WLANWhite spaces are key to having wireless connectivity that complements NGA and increasing in-home use of HD content
  • Complementary models of access support a richer ecosystem of applications and promote ubiquitous Internet accessFor example, Wi-Fi generates an estimated value of $4.3 - 12.6 billion/year1 using shared access
  • Gaining support from regulators and existing users, geo-location seems key to applications in US and Europe in the near/medium turnStrictly this is not cognitive, simply an automated way of looking up spectrum assignment tables
  • Complement IDA on forward thinking
  • The case for nimbleness in spectrum - in brief [Andrew Stirling]

    1. 1. The case for nimbleness in spectrum – in brief<br />Comreg event on 21st July 2010 <br />21stJuly 2010<br />
    2. 2. Wireless data Growth<br />European digital agenda<br />User interaction<br />Machine to Machine<br />Cloud computing<br />Ad-hoc<br />Image:<br />BBC News - Morph phone<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />
    3. 3. Finding spectrum capacity for three usage models<br />?<br />WWAN<br />2G<br />3G<br />4G<br />WLAN<br />Wi-Fi<br />White Spaces<br />WPAN<br />Bluetooth<br />UWB<br />Wi-Gig<br />Distance from the fibre<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />
    4. 4. Flexibility with certainty<br />Supports central infrastructure investment<br />Enables infrastructure investment by end users<br />Inclusive<br />Hybrid<br />Exclusive<br />Provides greater service quality predictability when demand is high<br />Provides scope for innovation<br />Enables coexistence of multiple users/applications<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />
    5. 5. Use a database<br />Coordinating spectrum use through a database brings major benefits<br />This deterministic approach provides:<br />Predictable capacity to white space device users<br />Reassurance to licensees<br />Flexibility for regulators to retain control<br />5<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />
    6. 6. Wi-Fi , 5 GHz<br />This slide shows the results of simulating the coverage that could be achieved, with 20% access point penetration, in a 1 km2 dense urban area in Fulham, London. The simulation was repeated for each of the three bands<br />Wi-Fi , 2.4 GHz<br />TV White Spaces – 600 MHz<br />Source: BT Innovate & Design<br />Sub 1 GHz is key to ubiquitous access<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />
    7. 7. Summary<br />The need for more nimble spectrum regulation becomes clearer<br />Sharing spectrum is the only realistic way to radically increase capacity, for all user groups<br />TV White spaces are the first major opportunity for sharing, with potential to further universal broadband access and help wireless innovation<br />7<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />
    8. 8. Thank you!!<br />My email: v-anstir@microsoft.com<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />
    9. 9. Speaker Bio<br />Andrew Stirling heads up spectrum regulatory policy for Microsoft in the UK and Europe.<br />As an ex-regulator, he has significant insights into the issues around digital TV switchover and spectrum management<br />He leads Microsoft’s participation in UK and European proceedings on TV White Spaces.<br />He also facilitates cooperation with Dell, Google and Philips in this key area<br />The need for a more nimble spectrum framework<br />

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