Friday, February 10, 2017
Big changes coming at 3.5 GHz:
The FCC’s new Citizens Broadband Radio Service
Dr. Andrew Clegg, Spectrum Engineering Lead for Google Fiber
In the coming few months, deployments will start happening in the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in 3550-3700 MHz. This will be the first foray into multi-tier spectrum sharing, where small cells and point-to-point broadband links will mix it up with aircraft carriers and satellite dishes. Overseeing how CBRS devices will co-exist with military and civilian incumbents will be the job of one or more commercial Spectrum Access Systems, which are (effectively) automated, dynamic, and highly-evolved real-time spectrum managers. This talk will provide some background on the band, what the sharing challenges are, general technical requirements for Spectrum Access Systems, what the CBRS ecosystem will be used for, and how the band will benefit broadband consumers.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Clegg is presently focused on identifying spectrum sharing opportunities for commercial wireless networks. Prior to joining Google, he served as the spectrum manager for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for 11 years. At NSF, he founded the Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) program, a $50 million program dedicated to funding academic and small business research focused on improving spectrum efficiency and access. Prior to NSF, he was a Lead Member of Technical Staff at what is now AT&T Mobility. He has over 20 years’ experience in national and international spectrum management for both government and commercial applications, and was a member of the U.S. delegation to two World Radiocommunication Conferences.
Andy holds a PhD in radio astronomy (major) and electrical engineering (minor) from Cornell University, and a BA in physics and astronomy, with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia. He is also an extra class amateur radio operator (call sign W4JE).
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