November 2015 Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Flexible Use of Millimeter Wave Spectrum Bands for Next Generation Wireless Services

Summary of NPRM Proposals

Michael Ha
Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division,
FCC Office of Engineering Technology

The FCC recently released an NPRM taking further steps to promote a flexible regulatory environment for the next generation of wireless services. In its NPRM, the FCC continues its examination of higher frequency bands for mobile and other uses. In that regard, it has identified specific spectrum bands above 24 GHz that appear to be suitable for mobile service, and seeks comment on proposed service rules that would authorize mobile and other operations in those bands. This development of service rules for mobile use of the millimeter wave (mmW) bands occurs in the context of our efforts to develop a regulatory framework that will help facilitate so-called Fifth Generation (5G) mobile services, ahead of ongoing coordination efforts associated with WRC-15.

Mr. Ha will be summarizing the technical proposals offered by the FCC in its NPRM. Comments in this proceeding are due by January 26, 2016, and reply comments are due by February 23, 2016.

About the presenter:

Michael Ha is the Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission. Since joining the Commission in 2010, he has led various technical analyses for spectrum allocations in advanced wireless services, mobile satellite services, and public safety services. He has also been engaged in federal/non-federal spectrum sharing activities and the Commission’s efforts to explore the use of innovative technologies in upper microwave and millimeter wave bands. Michael is the FCC’s official liaison to the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). His other areas of interests include innovative technologies to enhance the spectrum efficiency and enable spectrum sharing.

During the 17 years of private sector experience, Michael held various technical and management positions in R&D, Technology Development, Corporate Strategy and Product Management, mostly with Verizon and Sprint-Nextel. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as the Director of 4G Device Management at XOHM (4G Biz Unit of Sprint-Nextel), where his team was responsible for the overall 4G device portfolio strategy and development.

Michael received a Sc.B degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego and Masters of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Reception 11:45 AM with Lunch beginning at 12:30 PM

Luncheon meetings are open to AFCCE members and their guests.
The cost of the luncheon is $45.00 per person or $55.00 for reservations not received prior to the deadline.

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Meeting Location
Holiday Inn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
If you are driving, the Holiday Inn provides free parking.
The Holiday Inn is two blocks north of the Rosslyn Metro Station – Orange, Blue and Silver lines. Exit the station through the “back door” (up the stairs) and turn right onto North Fort Myer Drive.
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