WASHINGTON--(www.WirelessInnovation.org) has announced it will be holding a TV White Spaces Summit in Washington, DC, June 15, 2010, featuring a keynote by The Honorable Meredith Attwell Baker, Federal Communications Commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission. The event is sponsored by TV Band Service and Spectrum Bridge.)--The Wireless Innovation Forum (
“Maintain a spotlight on TV White Spaces progress.”
Convened by industry stakeholders to share lessons learned, proposals and ideas on all aspects of the emerging TV White Spaces (TVWS) market, the TVWS Summit will highlight market demand, industry interest, and progress towards deployment. The Summit will present multiple industry perspectives and discuss outstanding issues together with plans for how to move forward.
“TV White Spaces will play an important part in fulfilling the FCC's National Broadband Plan's vision of the US leading the world in mobile innovation, with the fastest and most extensive wireless networks,” says Lee Pucker, CEO of the Wireless Innovation Forum. “The TV White Spaces Summit will showcase the progress that industry and government have made in technology, standards, regulatory rules and actual deployments and demonstrate that TV White Spaces is ready to become a reality in 2010.”
The theme of this event is to “Maintain a spotlight on TV White Spaces progress.” It is designed to highlight the growing benefits of TVWS in addition to:
This premier event for identifying the importance of TVWS to the wireless industry will address topics with strong interest for Device Manufacturers, Radio Manufacturers, ISPs, Carriers, Software Providers and Application Builders. The Summit is designed to recognize the importance of each of the identified participants in supporting the objectives of the FCC in promoting more readily available access to Broadband services.
Tabletop displays/demonstrations will be held during an extended lunch period at the event. A limited number of demonstration/display tables are available. Visit the event web site for more information as well as the complete agenda and registration.
This is the first of two workshops being held by the Forum focused on TV White Space Communications. A follow up workshop focused on technology evolution in TV White Space entitled Going to Market with TV Band Devices: Long Term Promises, Near Term Actions will be held in Schaumberg, Illinois on September 16th, 2010 (more information here). Individuals wishing to participate in this follow up workshop should contact Al Margulies, Deputy CEO of the Wireless Innovation Forum.
About the Wireless Innovation Forum
Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to driving technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio(CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit www.WirelessInnovation.org.