techUK Insights RSS Feed - http://www.techuk.org techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 techUK.org http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13155-spf-c2-3-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access-meeting-note SPF C2&3: Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access - Meeting Note http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13155-spf-c2-3-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access-meeting-note Tue, 22 May 2018 09:53:21 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the SPF Cluster 2 & 3: Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access workshop on 21 May 2018 <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum 2 &amp; 3: Release Mechanisms &amp; Flexible Spectrum Access workshop on 21 May 2018.<br><strong>Chairs:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO,&nbsp;Viatec Associates Ltd &amp; Tony Lavender, CEO,&nbsp;Plum Consulting London LLP</p> <p><em>These presentations are embedded for ease of access, they are available in PDF format at the end of the page.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><u>Agenda</u></p> <p><strong>Introduction<br> Louise Lancaster</strong>, Regulatory and Policy Lead, 5G Team, DCMS</p> <p><strong>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Flexible Spectrum Access</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Update on Report</em></strong><br> Tony Lavender, Chair of Cluster 3, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JVckFCH4WF338C" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p><strong><em>Flexible Spectrum Access and 6GHz WiFi</em></strong><br> Cliff Mason, Spectrum Policy Manager, Ofcom</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5Hg60oV3dT98i" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p><strong>Nigel King,</strong>&nbsp;Director of Regulatory Affairs, UKWISPA</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/LSTEBRRpn5v4Kk" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p><em>Panel discussion</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Release Mechanisms &amp; Licensing</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Intro and Scene setting</em></strong><br> Peter Curnow Ford, Chair of Cluster 2, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cQWcfuzhojBTvU" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p><strong>Abhaya Sumanasena</strong>, Managing Consultant, Real Wireless</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/syB4EibBYPMVnQ" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p><strong><em>Making a success of 5G for the 9 million people who live in Rural Britain with the aid of dynamic spectrum access</em></strong><br> Professor Stephen Temple, 5G IC, University of Surrey</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/qBAlOqZ1Lr2ebH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p><em>Panel discussion</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshop discussions&nbsp;are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13122-meeting-notes-future-spectrum-demand Meeting Notes: Future Spectrum Demand http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13122-meeting-notes-future-spectrum-demand Fri, 18 May 2018 10:39:48 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The first in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting will have an overview from Analysys Mason, an update from Ofcom and presentations on spectrum demand in the Utility sector and in agriculture. <p><!--StartFragment--><!--StartFragment-->The presentations for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand (1)<!--EndFragment-->&nbsp;The first in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting had an overview from Analysys Mason, an update from Ofcom and presentations on spectrum demand in the Utility sector and in agriculture.<!--StartFragment--></p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1&nbsp;meeting on Future Spectrum Demand.</em></p> <p><strong>1. Introductions and aim of workshop</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/AkB7hhX9WyBa5V" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/AkB7hhX9WyBa5V" target="_blank" title="Janette Stewart - Introductions and aims of workshop">Janette Stewart - Introductions and aims of workshop</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p><strong>2. Ofcom&rsquo;s international engagement &ndash; 470-960MHz</strong><br> Presentation from Stephen Talbot, Ofcom</p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/13122?file=Stephen_Talbot.Ofcom_-_Ofcom%E2%80%99s_international_engagement_%E2%80%93_470-960MHz_13122.pdf&amp;Itemid=182&amp;return=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGVjaHVrLm9yZy9pbnNpZ2h0cy9tZWV0aW5nLW5vdGVzL2l0ZW0vMTMxMjItbWVldGluZy1ub3Rlcy1mdXR1cmUtc3BlY3RydW0tZGVtYW5k"><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Stephen%20Talbot.Ofcom%20-%20Ofcom%e2%80%99s%20international%20engagement%20%e2%80%93%20470-960MHz.JPG" style="height:337px; width:599px"></a></p> <p><strong>3. Utility spectrum demand</strong><br> Presentation from Adrian Grilli, JRC</p> </div> <p><!--EndFragment--><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/7pZPubTZsuN4lS" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/7pZPubTZsuN4lS" target="_blank" title="Adrian Grilli - Utility Spectrum Requirements">Adrian Grilli - Utility Spectrum Requirements</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>4. Wireless Technology in Industrial Automation&#8203;</strong><br> Presentation from Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/b6NsnwfWt66trH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/b6NsnwfWt66trH" target="_blank" title="Tony lavender Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Wireless Technology Industrial auto">Tony lavender Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Wireless Technology Industrial auto</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.</p> </div>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13089-ofcom-s-connected-nations-report-spring-update Ofcom's Connected Nations Report - spring update http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13089-ofcom-s-connected-nations-report-spring-update Tue, 01 May 2018 15:34:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Fixed broadband and mobile coverage has increased, but connectivity on roads will need to improve to enable connected cars and no measure of connectivity along the UK's rail network. <p>Ofcom has published a <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-update-spring-2018">spring update</a> to its 2017 Connected Nations Report. Previously only an annual report, Ofcom will be publishing two updates &ndash; one in and another in summer &ndash; in addition to the full report going forward.</p> <p>The December 2017 report tracked communications providers&rsquo; progress in increasing the availability of good communications, and how the UK&rsquo;s networks are responding to changing needs of people and businesses.</p> <p>This spring update identifies the main developments in fixed broadband and mobile coverage since the 2017 report:</p> <ul><li>Superfast broadband coverage across the nations continues to increase, and over one million homes can now get full-fibre connections.</li> <li>Mobile coverage has improved but challenges remain in many rural areas.</li> </ul><p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Road%20connectivity%20-%20Ofcom.JPG" style="float:right; height:300px; width:445px">The spring update continued to track the new way Ofcom is measuring mobile coverage, as introduced in December 2017. The format of measuring coverage is identified in terms of outdoors, indoors and roads to reflect consumer expectation of mobile services and the ability to access them wherever they are.</p> <p>With UK government&rsquo;s Industrial Strategy commitment to develop world-class CAV testing infrastructure, connectivity along the UK&rsquo;s roads has become essential for the development of connected cars and autonomous vehicles. As of Ofcom&rsquo;s update, three quarters of UK roads are covered for telephone calls from all operators. Connectivity on roads will need to improve to provide connected cars and other commercial vehicles with high capacity ubiquitous connectivity.&nbsp;</p> <p>Itis interesting that Ofcom&rsquo;s new metrics to measure mobile coverage do not include connectivity along the UK&rsquo;s rail network. The UK&rsquo;s railway&nbsp;is one of the oldest in the world with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/passengers/">1.7 billion people travel[ling] by rail every year</a>, and a recent 2018 report notes that &ldquo;<a href="https://www.rssb.co.uk/Library/research-development-and-innovation/2018-01-T1138-Connected-Train-Customer-Communications.pdf">Digital connectivity along GB rail corridors has been one of the longest running collective failures in the industry</a>.&rdquo; With the potential for increased productivity for the UK, lack of measurable metrics of digital connectivity on the rail network (for consumers and for use of signalling etc.) is a gap in Ofcom&rsquo;s Connected Nations report and spring update.</p> <p>From May 2018 Ofcom&rsquo;s responsibility for cyber security will expand with the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive due to be transposed into UK law in May 2018. When this comes into force Ofcom will take on responsibility for enforcing the NIS Directive for companies in the digital infrastructure sector - such as internet exchanges and domain name services.</p> <p>There was no further information in the spring update on the Network security and resilience section of the 2017 report. Historically most network failures have been due to physical faults, for example hardware failures &ndash; yet Ofcom has rightly announced plans to test operators&rsquo; cyber-readiness due to its increased responsibility. It is worth highlighting that spectrum resilience is also important as disruptions via spectrum denial - through jamming, spoofing or hacking, either accidentally or intentionally - can result in similar effects as information-cyber denial of service attacks. The Spectrum Policy Forum is currently undertaking work to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12631-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resilience">develop a resilience framework document</a> to guide spectrum users on what should be done to achieve a level of spectrum resilience.</p> <p>The next update to Ofcom&rsquo;s Connected Nations Report is expected in summer 2018.</p> <hr><p>Upcoming techUK events related to this Insight: <a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12886-autonomous-vehicles-and-the-finance-sector-monitoring-the-road-to-autonomy">Autonomous Vehicles and the Finance Sector - Monitoring the Road to Autonomy</a> and <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/13075-hybrid-communications-for-connected-autonomous-vehicles-cav">Hybrid Communications for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)</a>.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:32:43 +0100 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items workshop held on Thursday 29 March 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 29 March 2018<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 - 13:00 (registration from 09:30)<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> Barry Lewis, UK SPF Cluster 4 Chair</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items workshop held on Thursday 29 March 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Introduction and Welcome</strong><br />Barry Lewis, SPF Cluster 4 Chair</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/sU7CK29F51Nm0" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/sU7CK29F51Nm0" target="_blank" title="Cluster 4 - International Spectrum Activities ">Cluster 4 - International Spectrum Activities </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC Situation and progress – UK perspective &amp;&nbsp;WRC-23 Prep. Future Agenda Items</strong><br />Steve Talbot, Head of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5izJxHR8zM4cfx" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5izJxHR8zM4cfx" target="_blank" title="Ofcom - WRC Situation and Progress - UK Perspective">Ofcom - WRC Situation and Progress - UK Perspective</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT</strong><br />Paul Deedman, Director, Spectrum Regulation, Inmarsat</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/39uF0knstt9jp2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/39uF0knstt9jp2" target="_blank" title="Inmarsat - WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT">Inmarsat - WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC-19 AI 1.15 – THz Fixed/Mobile services</strong><br />Debora Gentina, ETSI ISG mWT WI#8 Rapporteur, Huawei Technologies</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/A6az9jX6ok8d1G" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/A6az9jX6ok8d1G" target="_blank" title="Huawei - Towards THz Bands">Huawei - Towards THz Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion and Wrap Up</strong></p> <hr /> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13104-uk-government-launches-call-for-interest-for-5g-city UK Government launches call for interest for ‘5G city’ http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13104-uk-government-launches-call-for-interest-for-5g-city Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:30:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The Urban Connected Communities Project is the next step in the 5G Testbed & Trials Programme <h3>As the next step of the <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13100-dcms-announces-winners-of-phase-1-of-the-5g-testbed-trials-programme">5G Testbed &amp; Trials Programme</a>, UK Government has launched a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/search-begins-for-a-uk-5g-city-of-the-future">call for interest for an Urban Connected Communities Project</a>.</h3> <p>The aim is to develop a large-scale, citywide testbed for wireless 5G infrastructure to trial a number of initiatives. DCMS is therefore looking for expressions of interest from local or combined authorities with a coverage area in the region of 500,000 people to ensure scale of the project. &nbsp;Whilst&nbsp;specific trials&nbsp;to be undertaken have not been identified, a number of&nbsp;examples have been provided&nbsp;across multiple sectors including public services, industry, transport, healthcare, media and entertainment.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5g-urban-connected-communities-project">Industry can register for market engagement</a> if interested in the Urban Connected Communities project. This registration is to enable engagement and feedback to the project from industry on areas such as: scope, requirements needed for the successful delivery of the complex project, and input on the sustainability of the project. Local or combined authorities <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5g-urban-connected-communities-project">expressions of interest</a> can be made from 30 March with a closing date for applications of 5 June. Workshops for local authorities and industry will take place from April 2018 to June 2018.</p> <p>Following a competitive process, the government expects to select a location in summer 2018. The urban project will be followed in the summer by a large-scale Rural Connected Communities Project.</p> <p>Over the course of the past year, techUK has run a <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/11134-enabling-the-digital-place-integrated-approach-to-provide-digital-connectivity">series of workshops</a> comprised of local Government and tech industry leaders&nbsp;to enable the sharing of knowledge and best practice - including the planning and deployment of fibre and 5G networks. An overview of the previous discussion and key takeaways is available online, with broad agreement that <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/10829-leadership-and-collaboration-central-to-successful-5g-fibre-roll-out">leadership and collaboration is central to successful 5G &amp; fibre roll-out</a>. A common strand through the roundtable discussion identified the gap and need for a broader education and awareness piece.</p> <p>Government has since announced in its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-generation-mobile-technologies-an-update-to-the-5g-strategy-for-the-uk">5G Strategy Update</a> plans to create a Local Connectivity Group, made up of local areas, government departments, Ofcom, landowners and industry, to identify key barriers to the deployment of digital infrastructure. techUK agrees that work need to be done to improve connectivity across the UK and will work with DCMS&rsquo;s Local Connectivity Group to ensure that industry concerns about deployment are reflected in its discussions.</p> <p>Alongside this work, DCMS will publish this year the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review that will set out the need to do more to increase the UKs productivity and to make the most of the untapped potential right across the nation. Announced as part of the Industrial Strategy with the 5G Testbed and Trials Programme, it is currently estimated to be published before Summer recess which starts on the 24th July 2018.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12472-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes SPF Cluster 3: Economic and Social Value - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12472-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:01:08 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org This meeting reviewed the previous reports on economic and social value, and considered the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 3 meeting on Economic and Social Value of Spectrum.</em><br /><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p>The UK Spectrum Strategy (2014) set out a vision of doubling the annual contribution of the use of spectrum to the economy by 2025. The last major study commissioned by government on the impact of spectrum on the UK economy was published in 2012. There was further work on taking social value into account in 2015. This Cluster meeting will review the previous reports and the ambition and consider the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. In particular, changes that have occurred and possible future changes and their impact on value.</p> <p><strong>Introduction</strong><br />Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p><strong>Overview of Analysys Mason 2012 study on the value of spectrum to the UK economy (2012 report)</strong><br />Philip Bates, Analysys Mason</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/EqPxsJ4aWT11Gu" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/philip-bates-analysys-mason-spectrum-policy-forum-29-march-2018" target="_blank" title="Philip bates - Analysys Mason - spectrum policy forum 29 march 2018">Philip bates - Analysys Mason - spectrum policy forum 29 march 2018</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Taking account of social value in spectrum allocations</strong><br />Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2ZTP8K6kFwAi1u" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/tony-lavender-plum-consulting-incorporating-social-value-into-spectrum-allocation-decisions" target="_blank" title="Tony lavender - Plum Consulting - incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions">Tony lavender - Plum Consulting - incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Panel discussion</strong><br />Steve Jones, Avanti<br />William Webb, Webb Search<br />Mike Wilkinson, Independent<br /><img src="images/assets/Panel_Discussion_C3_29_March.jpg" alt="Panel Discussion C3 29 March" width="600" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Concluding Remarks</p> <hr /> <p>More information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13100-dcms-announces-winners-of-phase-1-of-the-5g-testbed-trials-programme DCMS announces winners of Phase 1 of the 5G Testbed & Trials Programme http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13100-dcms-announces-winners-of-phase-1-of-the-5g-testbed-trials-programme Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:48:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org DCMS has announced the six winners of Phase 1 of the 5G T&T - testing 5G across a range of applications inc. drone agritech, IoT and healthcare, manufacturing and self-driving cars <p>DCMS has <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25m-for-5g-projects-on-the-anniversary-of-the-uks-digital-strategy">announced the winners of Phase 1</a> of the 5G Testbed &amp; Trials Programme. These six projects are led by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), universities and local authorities and will test 5G across a range of applications, including smart farming with drones, using the &lsquo;Internet of Things&rsquo; (IoT) to improve healthcare in the home, increasing manufacturing productivity and maximising the future benefits of self-driving cars.</p> <p>Government is looking to create the right environment for long-term investment in 5G and other technologies like full fibre broadband. &nbsp;As part of this work, the 5GT&amp;T launched a competition to encourage the development of a UK 5G ecosystem with technology and deployment, testbeds and trials to stimulate the development of 5G use cases and business models. Each testbed is to receive between &pound;2 million and &pound;5 million in government grants.</p> <p>The six winning projects in the 5G Trials and Testbeds scheme are:</p> <p><strong>5G RuralFirst: Rural Coverage and Dynamic Spectrum Access Testbed and Trial</strong><br> Lead organisation: Cisco<br> Grant: &pound;4.3m<br> 5G RuralFirst, led by Cisco and lead partner University of Strathclyde, will deliver testbeds and trials to exploit 5G benefits for rural communities and industries like agriculture, broadcasting, and utilities, to address the challenges of and build the business case for 5G rural deployment.</p> <p>Based primarily on the Orkney Islands, and in the farmlands of Shropshire and Somerset, the project will integrate spectrum sharing strategies for 5G; bringing connectivity to rural communities, enabling smart farming in partnership with Agri-Epi Centre (including drones, autonomous farm vehicles and remote veterinary inspections); innovative methods of delivering broadcast radio over 5G working with the BBC, alongside the delivery of 5G connectivity for IoT in utility and other industries in rural areas.</p> <p><br><strong>5G Smart Tourism</strong><br> Lead organisation: West of England Combined Authority<br> Grant: &pound;5.0m<br> This testbed will focus on delivering enhanced visual experiences for tourists using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology in major attractions in Bath and Bristol, including the Roman Baths and Millennium Square. Content and technology developments will be provided by the BBC and Aardman with support from the University of Bristol&rsquo;s Smart Internet Lab. It will demonstrate self-provision of 5G and Wi-Fi and innovative mmWave backhaul, and will also address safety issues by providing emergency service capacity through network splicing.</p> <p><br><strong>Worcestershire 5G Consortium - Testbed and Trials</strong><br> Lead organisation: Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership<br> Grant: &pound;4.8m<br> A team of 5G and Industry 4.0 experts lead this project &ndash; working with Worcestershire LEP, the consortium comprises: Worcestershire County Council, 5GIC at University of Surrey, AWTG, Huawei, O2, BT and Malvern Hills Science Park. With local businesses Worcester Bosch, and Yamazaki Mazak it will focus on ways to increase industrial productivity through preventative and assisted maintenance using robotics, big data analytics and AR over 5G.</p> <p>It will also have a cyber security aspect, with QinetiQ providing assurances on the &lsquo;security by design&rsquo; of 5G and IoT technology. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to test 5G capabilities in a new commercial tech accelerator located at the Malvern Hills Science Park.</p> <p><br><strong>Liverpool 5G Testbed</strong><br> Lead organisation: Sensor City<br> Grant: &pound;3.5m<br> Sensor City will lead a consortium made up of public sector health suppliers, the NHS, university researchers, local SMEs and a leading UK 5G technology vendor. Funded for one year in the first instance, the project will see high value technologies including low-cost open source 5G networks, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and IoT deployed across deprived communities in the Liverpool City Region test bed. The consortium will use this technology to reduce the digital divide, while measuring the impact on patient monitoring and support, management of loneliness in older adults, aid to independents living in the home and the facilitation of communication between hospitals and the community.</p> <p><br><strong>AutoAir: 5G Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles</strong><br> Lead organisation: Airspan Communications Ltd<br> Grant: &pound;4.1m<br> AutoAir will aim to make 5G technologies available for the validation and development of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) at the UK&rsquo;s premiere vehicle proving ground at Millbrook. Fast travel speeds complicate cell-tower handoff, and autonomous vehicles will require more network bandwidth than is available currently. It will also investigate how these 5G connectivity solutions could be transferable to both road and rail transportation.</p> <p>The project is based on the accelerated development of 5G small cells operating in both licensed Sub 6 GHz and mmWave bands on a shared &lsquo;neutral host&rsquo; platform which allows multiple public and private 5G operators to simultaneously use the same infrastructure using network slicing.</p> <p><br><strong>5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT)</strong><br> Lead organisation: Quickline Communications<br> Grant: &pound;2.1m<br> 5GRIT will be trialling innovative use of 5G technology across a range of rural applications, such as smart agriculture, tourism and connecting poorly-served communities, using shared spectrum in the TV bands and a mix of local ISPs and self-provision.</p> <p>The aim is to ultimately make high quality connectivity available across Cumbria, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Inverness-shire, Perthshire and Monmouthshire. Here the consortium will develop 5G-ready AR apps for tourists and investigate how high-bandwidth wireless connectivity can increase food production in farming, including through use of AR and an unmanned aerial system.</p> <div> <hr><p>The Spectrum Policy Forum recently held a workshop on <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes">Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds &amp; Trials (meeting notes available online)</a> and will hold a further workshop on <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12116-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials2">Thursday 18 October 2018</a></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:57:48 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org Meeting notes for UK SPF Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz <p>Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chairs: Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair &amp; Peter Curnow Ford, Viatec Associates Ltd and Cluster 2 Chair</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Wednesday 28 February 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Workshop Introductions</strong><br />Introductions from the Cluster 1 and 2 Chairs</p> <p><strong>Industry Response to Ofcom’s call for input on 5G spectrum access at 26GHz and update on bands above 30GHz</strong><br />Summary of published industry responses to Ofcom’s call for input summary presentation - Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rtaAHsgzYL4o9" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rtaAHsgzYL4o9" target="_blank" title="Responses to Ofcom's 26GHz 'Call for Inputs' on 5G mm-wave market demand">Responses to Ofcom's 26GHz 'Call for Inputs' on 5G mm-wave market demand</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update on the CEPT preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13</strong><br />Robert Cooper (Ofcom – CEPT coordinator for AI1.13)</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2mS8euJtFJnfKX" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/2mS8euJtFJnfKX" target="_blank" title="CEPT Preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13">CEPT Preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Millimeter-wave market demand from ‘verticals’</strong></p> <p>Future Rail Connectivity – Saul Friedner, LS Telecom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JIL9H7fZQjajE2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/JIL9H7fZQjajE2" target="_blank" title="Demand for Spectrum from the Rail Sector">Demand for Spectrum from the Rail Sector</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Connecting Towns and Cities – Istvan Lajtos</p> <p><strong>Industry Viewpoints</strong></p> <p>Role of Satellite in 5G – Kumar Singarajah, Avanti 5G mm-wave Perspective from Equipment Vendors – Luigi Ardito, GSA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/xzDYr2zs5ctVfF" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/xzDYr2zs5ctVfF" target="_blank" title="Some Perspectives on 5G/Satellites at MM Wave">Some Perspectives on 5G/Satellites at MM Wave</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion and Next Steps - all</strong></p> <hr /> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio}&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:17:44 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org Meeting notes and slides for UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials <p>Date: Monday 19 February 2018<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Monday 19 February 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p>Introduction and Scene Setting - Peter Curnow-Ford, Cluster 2 Chair, UK SPF</p> <p>5G Testbeds &amp; Trials Competition - Tony Sceales, Sector Coordination Lead, 5G Testbeds and Trials, DCMS</p> <ul> <li>Background to Competition</li> <li>Need for Spectrum</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/HXKJNOP8ljvtLV" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/HXKJNOP8ljvtLV" target="_blank" title="5G Testbuds and Trials: Programme Strategy and Structure">5G Testbuds and Trials: Programme Strategy and Structure</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>5G Spectrum Bands - Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <ul> <li>Candidate Bands</li> <li>Other Options</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jpHWXqjFzASXmE" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jpHWXqjFzASXmE" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 2 - Access to Spectrum 5G TestBeds">UK SPF Cluster 2 - Access to Spectrum 5G TestBeds</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Test and Development Licenses - Gordon Drake, Head of Non-Operational Licensing, Ofcom</p> <ul> <li>What are they</li> <li>How to get one</li> <li>Technical Considerations</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/18ldzuRL2P4qVH" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/18ldzuRL2P4qVH" target="_blank" title="Introduction to Non Operational licensing for research, innovation and trials">Introduction to Non Operational licensing for research, innovation and trials</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Discussion - All</p> <div><hr /></div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio}</p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12241-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-uhf-band-694-960-mhz Contract Opportunity for SPF Study on UHF Band (694–960 MHz) http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12241-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-uhf-band-694-960-mhz Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:45:10 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Invitation to tender for a SPF study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz) <blockquote><span style="color: #06a86b;">Invitation to tender for a Spectrum Policy Forum study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz)</span></blockquote> <p>The provisional agenda for ITU WRC-23 includes a review of mobile and broadcasting requirements in the 470—960 MHz band. Irrespective of the ITU work it will be important at a national and European level to develop long-term spectrum policy in relation to this frequency range.</p> <p>The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) could have a valuable role in supporting Ofcom/Government in establishing the UK position and proposals under this WRC-23 agenda item and related national/European work.&nbsp;The recent Digital UK sponsored study (Aetha, Nov 2017), that looked at potential long-term options to reconfigure mobile in the 694-960MHz range was an interesting early input to this debate.</p> <p>The SPF is therefore looking to commission some further work to look in more detail and respond to some of the suggestions within that study - including the practical feasibility of migrating to a large FDD band, three TDD bands, or an all TDD plan, to examine and evaluate some of the intermediate steps in more detail, as well as to investigate the issues on a much wider basis.</p> <p>Please find below details of an invitation to tender for a study on UHF Band (694 – 960 MHz). The scope of the study is given in the first attachment, and also attached are the guidelines that we use on competitive study contract awards.</p> <p><strong>The deadline for receiving bids is 21 March 2018.</strong> Selection will be undertaken via a panel of volunteers from the SPF Steering Board (unconnected with bidding candidates). We expect to announce by 29 March the selected contractor to conduct the study - anticipated to commence in April to be completed by 28 June 2018.</p> <p>Final bids and any requests for clarification should be sent to <a href="mailto:Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org">Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org</a></p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> (@UK_SPF) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 240 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12206-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy techUK Responds to Ofcom Fixed Wireless Spectrum Strategy http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12206-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:13:41 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Ofcom consultation on proposed next steps to enable future uses of fixed wireless links <p>Ofcom&nbsp;previously&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/call-for-inputs-fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy" target="_blank">gathered information on how the uses of fixed wireless links could change over the next 5-10 years</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This recent document <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy" target="_blank">summarises Ofcom's key findings and consults</a>&nbsp;on specific areas which focus on enabling ultra-high capacity wireless backhaul requirements for the future.</p> <p>techUK's&nbsp;response was developed through techUK's <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/techuk-communications-infrastructure-council" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>:</p> <p><em>"techUK members make extensive use of existing fixed links spectrum and are interested in how the regulation of bands in use today may change and in new spectrum bands that are not yet available.</em></p> <p><em>Many of our members with interests in fixed wireless links have participated in recent relevant debates within UK Spectrum Policy Forum, including workshops where issues concerning bands above 50GHz have been debated, and where flexible spectrum access requirements have been. This techUK response reflects many of the views and some conclusions from the Spectrum Policy Forum discussions."</em></p> <p>techUK's comments in response to the consultation questions are provided in the attached consultation response.</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;More information on techUK's <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a> is available.&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:51:00 +0000 Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 25 January 2018<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="127" height="108" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from 11 January UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board &amp; Cluster Chairs Update<br /></strong>Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman &amp; Cluster Chairs</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" target="_blank" title="Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates">Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award<br /></strong>Dr. Samuel Ritchie, Radio Spectrum Advisor to the Commission &amp; George Merrigan, Director of Market Framework, ComReg</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" target="_blank" title="The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg">The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>In Conversation with Jane Humphreys: Joe Butler<br /></strong>Jane Humphreys, techUK &amp; Joe Butler, Chief Scientific Advisor, DCMS</p> <p><img src="images/assets/UK_SPF_Plenary_-_Jane_Humphreys_and_Joe_Butler.jpg" alt="UK SPF Plenary - Jane Humphreys and Joe Butler" width="556" height="313" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><strong>Our Digital Future: Smart Analysis of Smart Technology<br /></strong>William Webb, CEO, Weightless SIG and Director, Webb Search</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" target="_blank" title="Our Digital Future - Webb Search">Our Digital Future - Webb Search</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>AOB and Close<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives Report: What does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:44:28 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org A white paper prepared by QinetiQ for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum <blockquote><a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/12165?file=WhitePaper_-_QinetiQ_for_SPF_-_What_does_the_UK_need_to_pursue_its_spectrum_resilience_Final.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMjE2NS1yZXBvcnQtd2hhdC1kb2VzLXRoZS11ay1uZWVkLXRvLWRvLXRvLXB1cnN1ZS1pdHMtc3BlY3RydW0tcmVzaWxpZW5jZS1vYmplY3RpdmVz" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/White_Paper_image_-_what_does_the_UK_need_to_do_to_pursue_its_spectrum_resilience_objectives.JPG" alt="White Paper image - what does the UK need to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives" width="202" height="283" style="float: right;" /></a>This QinetiQ white paper for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum considers what the UK needs to do to pursue its spectrum resilience objectives.</blockquote> <p>Radio spectrum access is critical - it underpins the UK’s economy and provides significant social value through the range of applications it supports. It is, therefore, part of the UK’s (soft) infrastructure and the access to it should be resilient and appropriate spectrum protection measures should be implemented by businesses and users. It is UK Government policy to have resilience in its Critical National Infrastructure, however, as spectrum access is pervasive, there is also a need to ensure that other key systems and services, in an increasingly integrated and interdependent society, are resilient.</p> <p>This white paper, based on the outcomes of two UK Spectrum Policy Forum&nbsp; workshops (<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10751-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resiliency-meeting-notes" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/8338-meeting-notes-uk-spf-spectrum-infrastructure-resiliency-interference" target="_blank">2</a>), first outlines the broad need for resilient systems and provides two examples that illustrate the potential ripple or cascade effects that disruptive effects could cause. These demonstrate the need to conduct system level testing to ensure that unexpected (ripple or cascade) effects can be understood and mitigated.</p> <p>A <a href="events/meeting/item/12631-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-spectrum-resilience" target="_blank">further workshop on spectrum resilience</a>&nbsp;will be held on&nbsp;Thursday 03 May 2018 at techUK.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://twitter.com/UK_SPF" target="_blank">@UK_SPF</a>) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 240 member organisations. A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g UK SPF Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:43:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G <p><strong>ate:</strong> Monday 11 December 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chairs:</strong> <strong>Peter Curnow-Ford</strong>, CEO, Viatec and <strong>Tony Lavender</strong>, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Welcome, Introduction Scene Setting including Utilities and 5G<br /></strong>Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates and Cluster 2 Co-Chair</p> <p><strong>PSSR Program Progress Report and future 2018 plans<br /></strong>Lisa Roper, Defence Spectrum Release and Sharing, MOD</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/yZePHT8sNpapby" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/yZePHT8sNpapby" target="_blank" title="Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD">Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>CMU Update Review of Aug '17 report and ongoing work<br /></strong>Helen Mitchell, Head, Spectrum Central Management Unit</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" target="_blank" title="CMU Update Review ">CMU Update Review </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Utilities Spectrum Update and discussion on 406MHz - 430MHz sharing and trials</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Peter Couch, MD JRC</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" target="_blank" title="406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials ">406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" target="_blank" title="Spectrum Requirements for Utilities">Spectrum Requirements for Utilities</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz for backhaul and 5G, indoor and/or outdoor sharing</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Adam Leach, Director of Research &amp; Development, Nominet</p> </li> </ul> </ul> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Joe Barrett, President, Global Mobile Suppliers Association</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G">UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5qpOCaRjgIZdGd" target="_blank" title="Sharing Concept and Conditions">Sharing Concept and Conditions</a> </strong><span style="font-size: 14px;"> from </span><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jrTckIYA66VhHh" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jrTckIYA66VhHh" target="_blank" title="Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management">Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/aqma4mzhOopLD" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/aqma4mzhOopLD" target="_blank" title="Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz">Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11624-ofcom-confirms-approach-for-expanding-spectrum-access-for-future-5g-services Ofcom Confirms Approach for Expanding Spectrum Access for Future 5G Services http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11624-ofcom-confirms-approach-for-expanding-spectrum-access-for-future-5g-services Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:11:27 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Ofcom today starts the process for removing fixed link authorisations and vary satellite licences in 3.6-3.8 GHz for the rollout of 5G services <p>Following the recent consultation on Ofcom's Proposed Approach at 3.6-3.8 GHz, Ofcom has today confirmed its approach to <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/future-use-at-3.6-3.8-ghz?utm_source=updates&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=3.6-3.8" target="_blank">expanding spectrum access for mobile services in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band</a>.</p> <p>The band has been identified by the UK and EU as the primary band for the rollout of 5G services, due to the large amount of spectrum available and its propagation characteristics. Currently the band is used by point to point fixed links, for a range of applications, also provides satellite services for space to Earth reception, and UK Broadband provides wireless broadband services using part of the band.</p> <p>Ofcom <a href="insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz" target="_blank">consulted in September</a> on the two primary options towards existing registered satellite earth station and fixed link users of the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band.</p> <p>a) Option A: to retain existing authorisations for fixed links and satellite earth stations; or</p> <p>b) Option B: to remove current authorisations for fixed links and no longer take registered satellite earth stations with a receive component in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band into account for frequency management purposes.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz" target="_blank">In techUK’s response</a>, techUK noted that if protection of satellite earth station reception in the band 3.6 to 3.8 GHz ceases it is important that future availability of the 3.8 – 4.2 GHz band for satellite use is confirmed and clarified by Ofcom, including suitable adjacent band protection. Some satellite-focussed techUK members believe that it is important to protect existing satellite earth stations. techUK called for Ofcom to identify alternative spectrum for those fixed link users to enable clearance by 2020, and suggested auctioning spectrum in the 3.4-3.6GHz band at the same time as spectrum in the 3.6-3.8GHz band.</p> <p>Ofcom has now confirmed that it is starting the formal process to propose to remove current authorisations for fixed links and vary licences and grants of recognised spectrum access for satellite earth stations, to remove any receive frequencies in the band, following appropriate notice periods. Affected licensees and grantholders will each have a further opportunity to make representations on Ofcom’s proposals before final decisions in relation to individual licences and grants of RSA in the band.</p> <p>Ofcom expects to publish a short update in early 2018, and will consult in 2018 in preparation for delivering the award of the remaining 116 MHz being made available in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band in 2019.</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme.</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11574-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11574-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:27:00 +0100 Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 19 October 2017. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 19 October 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="147" height="125" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 19 October 2017.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Updates from the 5th October UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board</strong><br />Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cQy4Lxwj4FCtok" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/cQy4Lxwj4FCtok" target="_blank" title="Steering Board Update - SPF Plenary">Steering Board Update - SPF Plenary</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update from Cluster 1</strong><br />Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/H7RnohRuYx2OHb" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/H7RnohRuYx2OHb" target="_blank" title="Cluster 1 Report to SPF Plenary">Cluster 1 Report to SPF Plenary</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update from Cluster 2</strong><br />Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec and Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/KKm19cQhBYp3ib" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/KKm19cQhBYp3ib" target="_blank" title="Cluster 2 Report to Oct 2017 SPF Plenary">Cluster 2 Report to Oct 2017 SPF Plenary</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods" target="_blank">Future Flexible Spectrum Access</a></strong><br />Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ggQejcw5KnEoxw" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ggQejcw5KnEoxw" target="_blank" title="Flexible Spectrum Access Methods - Tony Lavender">Flexible Spectrum Access Methods - Tony Lavender</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size: 16px;">The Future Flexible Spectrum Access Report is also available to</span><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"></span><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods" target="_blank" style="font-size: 16px;">view and download here</a><span style="font-size: 16px;">.</span></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Unlocking the Value of Spectrum Using Optimal Repacking and Spectrum Optimization<br /></strong>Dr Jakob Blaavand, Senior Consultant, Smith Institute</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/g6JAvcXPquV8mR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/g6JAvcXPquV8mR" target="_blank" title="Unlocking the Value of Spectrum - Dr Jakob Blavaard">Unlocking the Value of Spectrum - Dr Jakob Blavaard</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Quality of Bandwidth: Key Attributes of Broadband Connectivity in the 5G Era<br /></strong>Gavin Young, Head of the Fixed Access Centre of Excellence, Vodafone</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ki8unHTUkNSftE" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ki8unHTUkNSftE" target="_blank" title="Quality of Bandwidth for UK SPF">Quality of Bandwidth for UK SPF</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update on the EECC</strong><br />Neil Vosper, Spectrum Policy Team, DCMS<br /><em>No Slides Available</em></p> <p>AOB and Close</p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods UK SPF Report: Flexible Spectrum Access Methods http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11564-uk-spf-report-flexible-spectrum-access-methods Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:06:40 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org This report for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, by Plum Consulting, considers flexible spectrum access methods for 5G systems and other scenarios. <blockquote><span style="color: #894d9e;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/11564?file=Flexible_spectrum_access_report_to_SPF.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMTU2NC11ay1zcGYtcmVwb3J0LWZsZXhpYmxlLXNwZWN0cnVtLWFjY2Vzcy1tZXRob2Rz" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/Plum_Consulting_-_Flexible_Spectrum_Access_Mechanisms.JPG" alt="Plum Consulting - Flexible Spectrum Access Mechanisms" width="250" style="float: right;" /></a>This report for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, by Plum Consulting, considers flexible spectrum access methods for 5G systems and other scenarios.</span></blockquote> <p>As the UK moves into a period of intensifying and diverse uses of connectivity - from broadband to smart city, intelligent transport, automotive, distributed manufacturing and medical applications – the availability of efficient access mechanisms for wireless connectivity (radio spectrum) are critical.</p> <p>Flexible access and spectrum sharing were key features of Government’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287994/UK_Spectrum_Strategy_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Strategy</a>, as potential enablers to enhance the value delivered to the UK from the use of radio spectrum. It was also part of Ofcom’s <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0021/71436/statement.pdf" target="_blank">spectrum management strategy</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0028/68239/statement.pdf" target="_blank">framework for spectrum sharing</a>. More recently these techniques have been discussed as a feature for access to spectrum for 5G systems.</p> <p>Plum Consulting’s approach to the study was to consider several scenarios. The scenarios are examples of possible spectrum requirements that could arise, which were divided into cellular (with emphasis on the initiatives within 5G), Wi-Fi and then all other areas. Some of the scenarios highlight specific issues such as in building access, which are likely to become more important looking forward. The analysis leads to several recommendations, which are put forward for consideration by the SPF Steering Board and will be <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9619-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting?platform=hootsuite" target="_blank">discussed at the 19 October SPF Plenary meeting</a>.</p> <p>This report builds on previous work in this area including two reports developed for the Spectrum Policy Forum on future use of <a href="insights/reports/item/5212-report-future-use-of-licence-exempt-radio-spectrum" target="_blank">licence exempt spectrum</a>&nbsp;and <a href="insights/reports/item/6068-report-licensed-shared-access" target="_blank">licensed shared access</a>. The work was commissioned through an <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10872-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-future-flexible-spectrum-access-mechanisms" target="_blank">open tender process</a> according to the SPF procurement procedures and was developed through consultation with sector stakeholders.</p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/UK_SPF" target="_blank">@UK_SPF</a>) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 150 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Raj.Sivalingam@techuk.org">Raj.Sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Skye.macleod@techuk.org">Skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11442-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-spectrum-for-iot-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: Spectrum for IOT Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11442-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-spectrum-for-iot-meeting-notes Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:54:00 +0100 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1: Spectrum for IOT <p>Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chairs: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason</a>&nbsp;and Chair of Cluster 1</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></p> <p><strong>Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Aims -&nbsp;Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason, Chair of Cluster 1</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/lTxNM4SFUhKnhJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/lTxNM4SFUhKnhJ" target="_blank" title="Analysys Mason - UK SPF - IOT">Analysys Mason - UK SPF - IOT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Deploying IoT in the UK -&nbsp;Ian Stewart, Arqiva</strong></p> <p><em>Permission to Circulate Pending</em></p> <p><strong>Deploying NB-IoT -&nbsp;Alessandro Bovone, Nokia</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/FrpdIy4QFlSNRV" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/FrpdIy4QFlSNRV" target="_blank" title="NB-IoT Deployment">NB-IoT Deployment</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Connecting Cars -&nbsp;Alain Dunoyer, SBD Automotive</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/6kd4i8es55zTbR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/6kd4i8es55zTbR" target="_blank" title="SBD - Autonomy">SBD - Autonomy</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>General Discussion on the Spectrum Needs for IoT -&nbsp;All</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/82EzA8h8Ey9vAj" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="668" height="714" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/cluster-1-workshop-on-spectrum-implications-of-iot" target="_blank" title="Cluster 1 workshop on spectrum implications of IoT">Cluster 1 workshop on spectrum implications of IoT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz techUK Responds to Ofcom's Proposed Approach at 3.6-3.8 GHz http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11435-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-proposed-approach-at-3-6-3-8-ghz Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:41:52 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Ofcom consulted on improving consumer access to mobile services at 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz <blockquote>Ofcom's consultation focused on its proposed approach to incumbents and its assessment of costs and benefits at 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz.</blockquote> <p>This response was developed through techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>, and the&nbsp;<strong>FULL techUK response is available to download below (techUK member-only access).</strong></p> <p>In responding to the October 2016 consultation, where Ofcom proposed choosing between 2 extreme options,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/96912/techUK.pdf" target="_blank">techUK argued for a middle ground where mobile operators would be required to coordinate their deployments</a> (which we expected to be overwhelmingly micro cells) in 3.6-3.8 GHz with incumbents, which we would expect to provide limited constraint on 5G deployment for several years from bringing the spectrum into use for mobile. Where mobile operators believe their planned deployment may be constrained by incumbent use, they would be free to contribute towards the cost of the incumbents’ mitigation where necessary to optimise their deployment, with Ofcom providing backstop regulation to ensure that incumbents don’t abuse their position in respect of the mitigation demanded of new mobile operators.</p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11433-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz techUK Responds to Ofcom's Call for Input on 5G Spectrum Access at 26 GHz http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11433-techuk-responds-to-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org techUK supports Ofcom’s prioritisation of 5G related services in the 26 GHz band, with continued access for satellite services <blockquote>techUK responded to Ofcom's Call for Inputs on making spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks, which also set out Ofcom's current thinking on which other bands will be prioritised for 5G.</blockquote> <p>techUK supports Ofcom’s prioritisation of the 24.25-27.5 GHz (26 GHz) band in relation to millimetre wave spectrum for 5G, its intent to support international harmonisation in the band for such services, and its timely availability for use in the UK. We note that equipment is already being standardised, chipsets are foreseen in 2018/ 19, with equipment availability anticipated by 2020 to enable services thereafter.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wavebands-for-5g-use" target="_blank">techUK is supportive of the work of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) on 5G spectrum and in relation to the 26GHz band endorses the views of the SPF</a>. In particular the desirability of avoiding any unnecessary complexity and including availability of national licences to facilitate investment in networks at scale.</p> <p>In addition to the 26 GHz, compatibility and sharing studies with other systems in the following bands, identified by WRC-15 for future wireless broadband usage (including 5G), will be considered at the European level:</p> <ul> <li>31.8-33.4 GHz</li> <li>37-43.5 GHz</li> <li>45.5-50.2 GHz</li> <li>50.4-52.6 GHz</li> <li>66-76 GHz</li> <li>81-86 GHz</li> </ul> <p>The current usage of these bands and initial prioritisation for study were the subject of a recent ECC PT1 questionnaire.</p> <p>Satellite focussed techUK members while supportive of 5G related services in the 26 GHz band believe however that there should be continued access for satellite services (FSS + EESS). As discussed below, given that 5G coverage in the band is unlikely to be contiguous across the country this should be practicable.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The FULL techUK response is available to download below (techUK member-only access)</strong></p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11402-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-clusters-1-2-5g-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Clusters 1 & 2: 5G Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11402-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-clusters-1-2-5g-meeting-notes Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:07:17 +0100 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the joint UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1 & 2 meeting on 5G. <p>Date: Monday 18 September 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chairs: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason</a>&nbsp;and Chair of Cluster 1,&nbsp;<strong>Peter Curnow-Ford</strong>, CEO, <a href="http://www.viatecassociates.co.uk/" target="_blank">Viatec Associates</a> and <strong>Tony Lavender</strong>, CEO, <a href="http://plumconsulting.co.uk/" target="_blank">Plum Consulting</a> and Chairs of Cluster 2</p> <p>This joint Cluster 1 and Cluster 2 meeting was a recap on 5G key points across both cluster groups, and to discuss priorities for the coming year.&nbsp;Also as part of this meeting was a discussion on recent 5G spectrum-related developments, including an update from DCMS on the 5G trials.</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1 &amp; 2 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></p> <p><strong>Introductions and Welcome</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Presentations</span></p> <p><strong>DCMS Update on 5G - Louise Lancaster, DCMS</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rE9eAeHgeHPz92" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rE9eAeHgeHPz92" target="_blank" title="SPF 5G Strategy Update">SPF 5G Strategy Update</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank"></a><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">5G Forward Look – Luigi Ardito,&nbsp;Qualcomm</span></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cWPqHBuis1hpCs" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/cWPqHBuis1hpCs" target="_blank" title="Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm">Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>SPF Work on 26GHz – Janette Stewart, SPF Cluster 1 Chair</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/aJ4Y7YMTJ7gfAa" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/aJ4Y7YMTJ7gfAa" target="_blank" title="Analysys Mason - UK SPF - 5G">Analysys Mason - UK SPF - 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK<br /></a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Coffee Break<br /><br /></em></strong></p> <p><em></em><strong>SPF Work on 3.6-3.8GHz, 3.8-4.2GHz, mm-wave Backhaul and European 5G – Peter Curnow-Ford, SPF Cluster 2 Chair</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jQZi6JT4RQfm5o" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jQZi6JT4RQfm5o" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 1 &amp; 2- 5G">UK SPF Cluster 1 &amp; 2- 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Ofcom Update on 5G – Cristina Data, Ofcom</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/gGdT1cyksrNxZp" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/gGdT1cyksrNxZp" target="_blank" title="Ofcom SPF - 5G">Ofcom SPF - 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>5G Forward Look – Reza Karimi,&nbsp;Huawei</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/d6Vkik9Ahg8Nq1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/d6Vkik9Ahg8Nq1" target="_blank" title="Huawei - Bringing 5G to Reality">Huawei - Bringing 5G to Reality</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion – 5G Priorities and SPF Work Plan for 2018</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/KJt2dPDoVTAEMP" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="668" height="714" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/spf-report-on-5g-meeting-between-clusters-1-and-2" target="_blank" title="SPF Report on 5G meeting between Clusters 1 and 2">SPF Report on 5G meeting between Clusters 1 and 2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11201-uk-must-drive-digital-connectivity-from-good-to-great-for-world-leading-economy UK Must Drive Digital Connectivity from Good to Great for World-Leading Economy http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11201-uk-must-drive-digital-connectivity-from-good-to-great-for-world-leading-economy Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Report outlines priorities that will help UK achieve world class digital connectivity, a crucial driver for productivity and growth which can benefit all citizens <p>techUK has today published <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy" target="_blank">From Good to Great: Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy</a></strong>, setting out its vision to transform the UK’s communications infrastructure to ensure every British business can become a digital business and create an open digital economy that works for everyone.</p> <p>Recent reports have highlighted world-leading communications infrastructure as a vital criteria of the attractiveness of countries to do business with and invest in. As the UK begins the process of leaving the EU, developing new trading relationships with Europe and across the world will be vital to ensuring the UK remains an excellent place to establish and grow a business and achieve this Government’s vision of a Global Britain. Delivering world class connectivity must underpin these ambitions.</p> <p>While the UK currently has a good standard of digital infrastructure, it can transition from good to great connectivity through investment and collaboration between industry, local and central Government and the regulator. The report outlines clear recommendations to help transform the UK’s digital infrastructure. This includes:</p> <ul> <li>Putting <strong>sustainable investment</strong> at the heart of Government and regulators decision-making such that suppliers are not penalised when upgrading their existing infrastructure.</li> <li>Facilitating <strong>greater collaboration</strong> through public and private partnership by establishing broad framework agreements that encourage cooperation and trust, for example in the Internet of Things and digital health.</li> <li>Creating a <strong>supportive regulatory environment</strong> that encourages investment, innovation and early adoption of digital products and services, such as a consistent approach for planning to dramatically reduce costs and delays in fibre installation and operation.</li> <li>Maintaining the UK’s position as an international spectrum leader through <strong>agile implementation of spectrum</strong> approaches that enable innovative applications, such as fit-for-purpose licenses that will be vital for the upcoming 5G trials and testbeds.</li> <li>Safeguarding the UK’s <strong>recognition internationally</strong> as a place for businesses to develop digital technologies and services, in a similar manner to securing data adequacy agreement.</li> </ul> <h3>Commenting on the report, Julian David, CEO at techUK, said:<img src="images/assets/Julian_David_techUK_CEO_photo.JPG" alt="Julian David techUK CEO photo" width="101" height="98" style="float: right;" /></h3> <p><em>“From the commuter on the move to police officers on the beat to farmers harvesting crops and businesses engaged in advanced and multinational manufacturing value chains, world class digital connectivity underpins the transformation of nearly every sector of the UK economy.</em></p> <p><em>“As the UK looks to reposition itself as Global Britain, improving digital infrastructure will also incentivise investment and innovation necessary to raise productivity and deliver economic growth for the whole country.</em></p> <p><em>“Establishing more effective and efficient partnerships across all levels of Government and with public agencies and industry is fundamental to the UK achieving the high quality, secure, and resilient digital infrastructure that is needed for the 2020s and beyond.”</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy" target="_blank">The full report is available here.</a></strong></p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.david@techuk.org">julian.david@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Further details of techUK’s activity in <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a> is available:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>For press queries, please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:alice.jackson@techuk.org">alice.jackson@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy From Good to Great: Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11202-from-good-to-great-digital-connectivity-for-a-world-class-economy Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Transforming the UK’s communications infrastructure to ensure every British business can become a digital business and create an open digital economy for everyone <blockquote><span style="color: #06a86b;">techUK's report <strong>From Good to Great: Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy</strong>, sets out techUK's vision to transform the UK’s communications infrastructure to ensure every British business can become a digital business and create an open digital economy that works for everyone.</span></blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/11202?file=From_Good_to_Great_Digital_Connectivity_for_a_World_Class_Economy_FINAL.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMTIwMi1mcm9tLWdvb2QtdG8tZ3JlYXQtZGlnaXRhbC1jb25uZWN0aXZpdHktZm9yLWEtd29ybGQtY2xhc3MtZWNvbm9teQ==" target="_blank" title="techUK Report - From Good to Great Connectivity"><img src="images/assets/Good_to_Great_Connectivity_-_Front_Cover.JPG" alt="Good to Great Connectivity - Front Cover" width="242" height="341" style="margin: 5px; float: right;" /></a></p> <p>Recent reports have highlighted world-leading communications infrastructure as a vital criteria of the attractiveness of countries to do business with and invest in. As the UK begins the process of leaving the EU, developing new trading relationships with Europe and across the world will be vital to ensuring the UK remains an excellent place to establish and grow a business and achieve this Government’s vision of a Global Britain. Delivering world class connectivity must underpin these ambitions.</p> <p>While the UK currently has a good standard of digital infrastructure, it can transition from good to great connectivity through investment and collaboration between industry, local and central Government and the regulator.</p> <p><strong><em>World class connectivity is the ability for citizens, consumers and businesses to&nbsp;reliably and securely access a full range of digital services at a cost they can afford,&nbsp;both now and in the foreseeable future.</em></strong></p> <p>In order to achieve this, the below five recommendations need to be addressed to&nbsp;ensure that the UK can make the leap from good to great connectivity:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Sustainable Investment</strong><br />Sustainable investment and innovation in digital connectivity must be at the&nbsp;heart of central and local government&nbsp;decision-making to ensure coherence of&nbsp;the digital connectivity policies and to&nbsp;tackle obstacles to deployment. This is&nbsp;central to driving investment in digital&nbsp;infrastructure and innovative digital&nbsp;services, and ensuring the public sector is&nbsp;at the forefront of their adoption.</li> <li><strong>Greater Collaboration</strong><br />To facilitate greater collaboration, early&nbsp;identification and engagement across&nbsp;the ecosystem is essential. Framework&nbsp;agreements should be utilised to create&nbsp;conducive environments to manage&nbsp;commercially sensitive issues and&nbsp;promote trust. Where public sector&nbsp;agencies have a central role, Government&nbsp;must provide active leadership to promote&nbsp;collaboration.</li> <li><strong>Supportive Regulation</strong><br />The UK must have a regulatory&nbsp;environment that encourages innovation&nbsp;and the early adoption of digital products&nbsp;and services, requiring Ofcom’s statutory&nbsp;duties be amended to reflect the need for&nbsp;investment.</li> <li><strong>Spectrum Leadership</strong><br />Government and Regulator need to ensure&nbsp;spectrum is made available, in terms&nbsp;of flexibility and volume, to innovative&nbsp;applications. Agile implementation of&nbsp;spectrum approaches will enable the&nbsp;UK to retain its role as an international&nbsp;spectrum leader.</li> <li><strong>International Recognition</strong><br />Government must ensure that:<br />· &nbsp;Digital communications companies in the&nbsp;UK are able to both viably participate&nbsp;in strategic European and international&nbsp;technology services development&nbsp;and influence international standards&nbsp;developments.<br />· &nbsp;Cross-border certifications and licenses&nbsp;granted in the UK must continue to be&nbsp;recognised internationally.</li> </ol> <h2 style="text-align: center;">The full report is available to download below</h2> <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/11202?file=From_Good_to_Great_Digital_Connectivity_for_a_World_Class_Economy_FINAL.pdf&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMTIwMi1mcm9tLWdvb2QtdG8tZ3JlYXQtZGlnaXRhbC1jb25uZWN0aXZpdHktZm9yLWEtd29ybGQtY2xhc3MtZWNvbm9teQ==" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/How_to_ensure_the_UK_can_make_the_jump_to_great_digital_connectivity.jpg" alt="How to ensure the UK can make the jump to great digital connectivity" width="454" height="645" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11206-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz Ofcom's Call for Input on 5G spectrum access at 26 GHz http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11206-ofcom-s-call-for-input-on-5g-spectrum-access-at-26-ghz Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org techUK's Communications Infrastructure Council will respond to Ofcom's call for inputs on making spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks. <blockquote><span style="color: #06afef;">Ofcom's Call for Inputs seeks information from industry which will inform Ofcom's ongoing programme of work to make spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks. The CFI also sets out Ofcom's current thinking on which other bands will be prioritised for 5G.</span></blockquote> <p>5G is the next generation of wireless network technology and is being designed to deliver more data, to more devices and more consistently than previous technologies. 5G networks are being designed to be more flexible than previous generations of mobile networks and will be configurable to provide bespoke services to different types of customer. They will also have the capability to be deployed as enhancements to existing mobile networks or as a standalone, localised network. It is expected that these new features will fuel innovation, create new markets and, potentially, increase the number of organisations wishing to access spectrum.</p> <p>The 26 GHz band covers the 3.25 GHz of spectrum between 24.25 GHz and 27.5 GHz and is being prioritised across Europe as the first high frequency band for 5G. This high frequency spectrum (known as ‘mmWave spectrum’), offers very high data capacity and speeds but with a limited range.&nbsp;The limited range of operation in the mmWave spectrum, combined with new technologies being developed for 5G, could facilitate greater geographic reuse of spectrum and thereby allow more operators to deploy networks than has been previously possible.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/5g-access-at-26-ghz" target="_blank">Ofcom's CIF is aimed at gathering input from stakeholders on all aspects related to making the 26 GHz band available for 5G</a>.&nbsp;The document also sets out Ofcom's current thinking on which other bands will be prioritised for 5G, and confirms Ofcom's intention to start working on making available spectrum in the 66-71 GHz band.</p> <p><strong>techUK's response to this Call for Input will be developed through the <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/techuk-communications-infrastructure-council" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>.</strong></p> <p>The UK Spectrum Policy Forum has recently published a report <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use" target="_blank">Authorising 26GHz and/or Other Millimetre-Wave Bands for 5G Use</a>.&nbsp;This report represents the SPF’s views on authorising the 26GHz band for 5G use in the UK, based on discussions that have taken place within the SPF in June 2017.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/Image._Summary_of_industry_views_on_authorising_5G.png" alt="Image. Summary of industry views on authorising 5G" width="459" height="276" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a></p> <hr /> <p>More information is available on techUK's <a href="focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Programme</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11100-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-access-mechanisms-for-mmwave-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2: Access Mechanisms for mmWave Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11100-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-access-mechanisms-for-mmwave-meeting-notes Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:52:00 +0100 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Presentations from the 13 July 2017 Cluster 2 Meeting for the Access Mechanisms for mmWave. <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 13 July 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="153" height="130" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong>&nbsp;techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, UK SPF Cluster 2 Chair and Director, Plasma Antennas Limited</p> <p><em>Presentations from the Cluster 2 meeting&nbsp;are embedded below to allow better access via mobile and tablet,&nbsp;they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Opening Remarks</strong></p> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair Spectrum Access and Use, UK SPF</p> <p><strong>Standards and Research</strong></p> <p>ETSI ISG mWT - Update on global mmWave Spectrum Situation - Renato Lombardi, Chairman of ETSI ISG mWT, Huawei Fellow and Head of Italy Research Centre, VP Microwave Product Line, Huawei</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/tquGuj9jj5e6As" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/tquGuj9jj5e6As" target="_blank" title="Renato Lombardi - ETSI ISG mWT - UK SPF C2">Renato Lombardi - ETSI ISG mWT - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Sussex University - 5G - Dr Maziar Nekovee, Professor of 5G Radio &amp; mmWave at Sussex University &amp; Chief Engineer Samsung Electronics R&amp;D Institute</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1DX8DMxjODMjk2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/1DX8DMxjODMjk2" target="_blank" title="Maziar Nekovee - Sussex University - UK Spectrum Policy Forum C2">Maziar Nekovee - Sussex University - UK Spectrum Policy Forum C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A</p> <p><strong>Mobile</strong></p> <p>GSA, Position on 5G and mmWave including 5G Fixed Wireless - Joe Barrett, President of GSA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/caDo5T7V6CpAo1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/caDo5T7V6CpAo1" target="_blank" title="Joe Barrett - GSA - UK SPF C2">Joe Barrett - GSA - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>W and D Bands - Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect for RAN and Backhaul, BT/EE</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/D1leO7YqhPkSKR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/D1leO7YqhPkSKR" target="_blank" title="Andy Sutton - BT mmWave - UK SPF C2">Andy Sutton - BT mmWave - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A</p> <p><strong>Vendors/Research</strong></p> <p>Tweether 95GHz pt to mpt H2020 project - Prof Claudio Paoloni, Head of Engineering Dept, Lancaster University</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2oHhDlx4v9azWj" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/2oHhDlx4v9azWj" target="_blank" title="Claudio Paoloni - UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2 Access Mechanisms For mmWave">Claudio Paoloni - UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2 Access Mechanisms For mmWave</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>100GHz and Above - Jonas Edstam, Wireless Strategy Manager - Network Product Business &amp; 5G, Ericsson AB</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ud73eIewVZZc87" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ud73eIewVZZc87" target="_blank" title="Jonas Edstam - Ericsson - The Future Role of Beyond 100GHz and the Road Ahead">Jonas Edstam - Ericsson - The Future Role of Beyond 100GHz and the Road Ahead</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>60GHz Spectrum Approaches - Daniel Ephraty, Director of Sales Engineering, Siklu Communications Ltd</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/c3cvbTKS2e2SnL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/c3cvbTKS2e2SnL" target="_blank" title="Daniel Ephraty - Siklu - UK SPF C2">Daniel Ephraty - Siklu - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A</p> <p><strong>Silicon Vendors<br /></strong>US and EU Spectrum Harmonisation - Mark Barrett, CMO of Blu Wireless</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/swCHKSZBv7nZOS" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/swCHKSZBv7nZOS" target="_blank" title="Mark Barrett - BWT - UK SPF C2">Mark Barrett - BWT - UK SPF C2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Q&amp;A <br /><br /><strong>AOB and Close</strong></p> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair Spectrum Access and Use, UK SPF</p> <hr /> <p>Cluster 2 has the goal to capture current and future Use requirements for spectrum [as apart from the Applications and Demand for spectrum] and to enable understanding and discussion around the current and future proposed methods of Access to spectrum. The strategy has been defined and accepted as:</p> <ol> <li>Review primary Access mechanisms</li> <li>Review approaches to spectrum awards</li> <li>Understand primary and secondary uses of spectrum</li> <li>Review new 'sharing' approaches</li> <li>Leverage Cluster 1 and 3 input</li> <li>Recommend 'new/changed methods' to Government, Ofcom and Internationally</li> </ol><hr /> <p>For further details, get in touch:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Julian.McGougan@techuk.org">Julian.McGougan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11097-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11097-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:42:00 +0100 Presentations from UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary on Tuesday 11 July 2017. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Tuesday 11 July 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="147" height="125" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Tuesday 11 July 2017.</p> <p>(Consolidated presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.)</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/zmEIbQnUEikeDY" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/zmEIbQnUEikeDY" target="_blank" title="UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Plenary Meeting - 11 July">UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Plenary Meeting - 11 July</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong> - David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from the 27th June UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board</strong> -&nbsp;Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman</p> <p><strong>Updates from the Cluster Chairs</strong> (1 Slide per Cluster)</p> <ul> <li>Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1</li> <li>Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec and Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</li> <li>Simon Pike, Chair, UK SPF Cluster 4</li> </ul> <p><strong>Emergency Services Network Update</strong> -&nbsp;Gordon Shipley, Home Office &amp; Simon Frumkin, EE</p> <p><strong>A 5G Transformation Takes Two to Tango</strong> <strong>- Technology and Regulatory Innovation</strong> (a follow-up to the IET publication "5G Network for Policy Makers") -&nbsp;Stephen Temple, Visiting Professor to 5GIC</p> <p><strong>David Hendon in Conversation with Jane Humphrey</strong>s</p> <p><strong>AOB and Close</strong> -&nbsp;David Meyer,&nbsp;Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><em>Reception and Networking in the members area</em></p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use SPF Report: Authorising 26GHz and/or Other Millimetre-Wave Bands for 5G Use http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11046-spf-report-authorising-26ghz-and-or-other-millimetre-wave-bands-for-5g-use Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org This report represents the SPF’s views on authorising the 26GHz band for 5G use in the UK, based on discussions that have taken place within the SPF in June 2017. <p><img src="images/assets/Image._SPF_Authorising_26GHz_and.or_other_millimetre-wave_bands_for_5G_use.JPG" alt="Image. SPF Authorising 26GHz and.or other millimetre-wave bands for 5G use" width="250" height="353" style="float: right;" /></p> <h2><span style="color: #06afef;">This report represents the SPF’s views on authorising the 26GHz band for 5G use in the UK, based on discussions that have taken place within the SPF in June 2017.</span></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The UK wireless industry participating in the Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) – including fixed and mobile operators, equipment vendors, satellite companies, broadcasters and others – has been discussing this topic since the 26GHz band has been identified as a ‘pioneer’ band for 5G millimetre-wave (mm-wave) use in Europe. The discussions have captured key points in relation to the amount of spectrum that might be needed, possible approaches to licensing (e.g. dedicated blocks or shared use) and the timing needed for 5G authorisation to meet market demand. Certain aspects of these discussions may also be applicable to other mm-wave bands that might be used for 5G in the UK.</p> <p>This summary paper, prepared by Analysys Mason on behalf of the SPF, summarises the key findings and conclusions from the SPF’s discussions. These key points are identified in the figure below:</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Image._Summary_of_industry_views_on_authorising_5G.png" alt="Image. Summary of industry views on authorising 5G" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><strong>David Meyer,</strong> <strong>Chairman of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum</strong> stated: “<em>This SPF report tackles the important issue of how spectrum for the mmWave 5G component should be licensed. By consolidating industry views on authorising 5G and balancing the need to protect existing uses of the 26GHz band, the SPF helps to make sure that the UK and Europe can be at the forefront of 5G technology roll-out."</em></p> <p><strong>Janette Stewart, Principle, Analysys Mason and SPF Cluster 1 Chair</strong> stated: “<em>The 5G millimetre wave component is an important aspect of the overall 5G implementation. The SPF’s debate on spectrum authorisation for 26GHz in the UK has been very useful to identify common views and areas for further consideration. We hope this report provides a constructive input to the UK policy debate on this topic</em>.”</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">The report is available to download below</h3> <p>This report is part of the UK SPF's 5G series of reports on the industry’s views on the spectrum implications of 5G – which includes the <a href="insights/reports/item/9587-uk-spf-report-recommended-actions-for-a-successful-deployment-of-5g-in-the-uk" target="_blank">SPF’s views on the implications of 5G on spectrum policy in the UK</a>, also based on SPF discussions.</p> <hr /> <p>Launched at the request of Government, the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://twitter.com/UK_SPF" target="_blank">@UK_SPF</a>) is the industry sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future spectrum management and regulatory policy with a view to maximising the benefits of spectrum for the UK. The Forum is open to all organisations with an interest in using spectrum and already has over 150 member organisations. A <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> performs the important function of ensuring the proper prioritisation and resourcing of our work.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10916-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-5g-workshop-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: 5G Workshop Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10916-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-5g-workshop-meeting-notes Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:48:00 +0100 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: 5G Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017. <p>Date: Thursday 8th June 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason<br /></a></p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: 5G Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017.</p> <p><em>(Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.)</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Introductions/welcome and overview of workshop objectives</strong> – Janette Stewart (Chair of Cluster 1)</p> <p><strong>2.1 Summary of briefing paper on licensing mechanisms for 5G</strong> – Analysys Mason</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" target="_blank" title="Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band">Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.2 Industry Presentations:</strong></p> <p><strong>5G millimetre-wave technology and trials update</strong> - Kenneth Wallstedt, Ericsson</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" title="Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band"><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/l3YgX5kjCBB9aE" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></a></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IDBQ2lHYuURab5" title="Janette Stewart - Analysys Mason - Summary of Considerations for Authorising 5G Use in the 26GHz Band"> </a><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/l3YgX5kjCBB9aE" target="_blank" title="Kenneth Wallstedt - Ericsson - UK Spectrum Policy Forum 5G MMW">Kenneth Wallstedt - Ericsson - UK Spectrum Policy Forum 5G MMW</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Bringing mm-Wave bands to market -&nbsp;</strong>Luigi Ardito, Qualcomm</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/10oaqcxCWa5ScO" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/10oaqcxCWa5ScO" target="_blank" title="Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm - Mobilizing MM Wave">Luigi Ardito - Qualcomm - Mobilizing MM Wave</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Safeguarding existing 26GHz spectrum uses -&nbsp;</strong>Daniela Genta, Airbus</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/uJz02uzxZx12oL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/uJz02uzxZx12oL" target="_blank" title="Airbus Defence and Space Presentation - UK SPF 26GHz">Airbus Defence and Space Presentation - UK SPF 26GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Licensing of millimetre wave bands for 5G</strong>&nbsp;- Reza Karimi, Huawei</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/z4EDRAP7aDLd3N" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/z4EDRAP7aDLd3N" target="_blank" title="Reza Karimi - Huawei - Licensing for 5G Bands">Reza Karimi - Huawei - Licensing for 5G Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>An operator’s perspective on 5G award objectives -&nbsp;</strong>Eimear Sexton, Three</p> <strong><strong><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/NJjWDbiixsR0Wh" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></strong></strong> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/NJjWDbiixsR0Wh" target="_blank" title="Eimear Sexton - Three - MNO Perspective on MM-Wave Licensing v1-2">Eimear Sexton - Three - MNO Perspective on MM-Wave Licensing v1-2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Pros / Cons of Low mmwave and High mm-wave spectrum for 5G/IMT</strong>&nbsp;- Pablo Zurdo Santos, Avanti</p> <iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JYi2FWvQLwWEIt" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/pablo-zurdo-santos-avanti-spf-cluster-1-5-g-workshop-2017-june-8" target="_blank" title="Pablo Zurdo Santos - Avanti - SPF cluster 1 - 5 g workshop - 2017 june 8">Pablo Zurdo Santos - Avanti - SPF cluster 1 - 5 g workshop - 2017 june 8</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Discussion</strong> – All</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> </div> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10915-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-haps-workshop-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: HAPS Workshop Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10915-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-haps-workshop-meeting-notes Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:11:00 +0100 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: HAPS Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017 <p>Date: Thursday 8th June 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: <strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.analysysmason.com/" target="_blank">Analysys Mason<br /></a></p> <p>Presentations and meeting notes from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: HAPS Workshop meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017.</p> <p><em>(Presentations and meeting notes are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.)</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong> - Janette Stewart, Principal and Chair of Cluster 1, Analysys Mason</p> <p><strong>2.1 New HAPS technology development in the UK</strong> - Joe Hunter, Airbus</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2UevxRfm4jvQHA" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/2UevxRfm4jvQHA" target="_blank" title="Joe Hunter - Airbus - Zephyr Service Delivery for the 21st Century">Joe Hunter - Airbus - Zephyr Service Delivery for the 21st Century</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.2 HAPS as a connectivity platform for broadband communications</strong>&nbsp;- Alexis Martin and Christopher Casarrubias, Access Partnership</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/loW6ZJOFxfWiMC" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/loW6ZJOFxfWiMC" target="_blank" title="Alexis Martin and Christopher Casarrubias - AP - HAPS as a Connectivity Platform">Alexis Martin and Christopher Casarrubias - AP - HAPS as a Connectivity Platform</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.3 WRC-19 agenda item 1.14 -&nbsp;</strong>Nasarat Ali, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/WvLauJq6vnbzR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/WvLauJq6vnbzR" target="_blank" title="Nasarat Ali - Ofcom - UK SPF - WRC-19 AI 1.14">Nasarat Ali - Ofcom - UK SPF - WRC-19 AI 1.14</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>2.4 Aviation perspective on HAPS</strong> - John Mettrop, Civil Aviation Authority</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3hwk4cA5AGxbMx" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/3hwk4cA5AGxbMx" target="_blank" title="John Mettrop - CAA - HAPS">John Mettrop - CAA - HAPS</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion</strong> – All</p> <p><strong>Meeting notes</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/hEW421aWSGpazm" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="668" height="714" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/uk-spf-cluster-1-haps-workshop-summary-080617" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 1 HAPS workshop summary 08.06.17">UK SPF Cluster 1 HAPS workshop summary 08.06.17</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available .</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10892-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-scope-for-sharing-in-3-8-4-2ghz-band UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 2: Scope for Sharing in 3.8 - 4.2GHz Band http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/10892-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-2-scope-for-sharing-in-3-8-4-2ghz-band Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:38:00 +0100 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Presentations from the 26 May 2017 Cluster 2 Meeting for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum on Scope for Sharing in 3.8 - 4.2GHz Band <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date:</strong> Friday 26 May 2017<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="153" height="130" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong>&nbsp;techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, UK SPF Cluster 2 Chair and Director, Plasma Antennas Limited</p> <p><strong>Presentations are available to <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/max1mope5vbrg7a/AADd_W-QrzF-IrQVguKI-pRNa?dl=0" target="_blank">download here</a>.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Presentations from the Cluster 2 meeting&nbsp;are embedded below to allow better access via mobile and tablet.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Introduction &amp; Scene Setting</strong></p> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford, Chair UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/48YIGtliyaxoHj" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/48YIGtliyaxoHj" target="_blank" title="Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair C2 - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Bands">Peter Curnow-Ford - Chair C2 - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Cristina Data, Ofcom&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/XH1kmrgLOJHdk" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/XH1kmrgLOJHdk" target="_blank" title="Cristina Data - Ofcom - Update on 3.8 – 4.2 GHz">Cristina Data - Ofcom - Update on 3.8 – 4.2 GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong style="font-size: 16px;">Spectrum Sharing</strong></p> <p><strong>Overview</strong> - Dean Bubley, Disruptive Wireless</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4xIHi7xLLWqQHQ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4xIHi7xLLWqQHQ" target="_blank" title="Dean Bubley - Disruptive Analysis - Spectrum Sharing for Enterprise/IoT">Dean Bubley - Disruptive Analysis - Spectrum Sharing for Enterprise/IoT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>US CBRS Scheme</strong> - Simon Saunders, Google</p> <p><em>Slides not available</em></p> <p><strong>Database Solutions</strong> - Saul Friedner, LS Telecom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ee7x3664xVZy5J" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ee7x3664xVZy5J" target="_blank" title="Saul Friedner -LS Telecom - Spectrum Sharing Database Systems">Saul Friedner -LS Telecom - Spectrum Sharing Database Systems</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a><br /></strong></div> <p>H Nwana, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/IgcvI2Qqon5TmZ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IgcvI2Qqon5TmZ" target="_blank" title="H Nwana - DSA - Spectrum Sharing">H Nwana - DSA - Spectrum Sharing</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Incumbent Perspectives</strong></p> <p><strong>Satellite</strong> - Chris Cheeseman, BT&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/9btDJJIO0XAjb1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/9btDJJIO0XAjb1" target="_blank" title="Chris Cheeseman - BT - Satellite Use of 3.8 – 4.2 GHz">Chris Cheeseman - BT - Satellite Use of 3.8 – 4.2 GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size: 16px;">Mohan Juwad, Intelsat</span></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/7XyXtwyo47MRQJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/7XyXtwyo47MRQJ" target="_blank" title="Mohaned Juwad - Intelsat - SPF Cluster 2">Mohaned Juwad - Intelsat - SPF Cluster 2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Mobile/Cellular Perspective</strong></p> <p><strong>Mobile</strong> - Alessandro Casagni, GSA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3LsTOHFkJibOgs" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px; text-align: left;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/3LsTOHFkJibOgs" target="_blank" title="Joe Barrett - GSA - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Latest Updates">Joe Barrett - GSA - 3.8 – 4.2 GHz Latest Updates</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Small Cells</strong> - Paul Senior, Airspan</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3eOxeuXpIAAxJm" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/3eOxeuXpIAAxJm" target="_blank" title="Paul Senior - Airspan - Small Cells in 3.6-4.2 GHz">Paul Senior - Airspan - Small Cells in 3.6-4.2 GHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Valuation and Pricing</strong></p> <p>Anna Coast, Telcoconsulting</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4IFtay23lfXAol" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4IFtay23lfXAol" target="_blank" title="Anna Coast - Telcoconsulting - 3.8-4.2 GHz Value Pricing">Anna Coast - Telcoconsulting - 3.8-4.2 GHz Value Pricing</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rEXccAQ6diRE2s" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rEXccAQ6diRE2s" target="_blank" title="Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Scope for Sharing the 3.6-4.2 GHz Bands">Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Scope for Sharing the 3.6-4.2 GHz Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Closing Dicussion and Next Steps</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Cluster 2 has the goal to capture current and future Use requirements for spectrum [as apart from the Applications and Demand for spectrum] and to enable understanding and discussion around the current and future proposed methods of Access to spectrum. The strategy has been defined and accepted as:</p> <ol> <li>Review primary Access mechanisms</li> <li>Review approaches to spectrum awards</li> <li>Understand primary and secondary uses of spectrum</li> <li>Review new 'sharing' approaches</li> <li>Leverage Cluster 1 and 3 input</li> <li>Recommend 'new/changed methods' to Government, Ofcom and Internationally</li> </ol><hr /> <p>For further details, get in touch:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Julian.McGougan@techuk.org">Julian.McGougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">Incumbent perspectives:</span></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10872-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-future-flexible-spectrum-access-mechanisms Contract Opportunity for SPF Study on Future Flexible Spectrum Access Mechanisms http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/10872-contract-opportunity-for-spf-study-on-future-flexible-spectrum-access-mechanisms Tue, 30 May 2017 09:25:41 +0100 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org Invitation to tender for a SPF study on flexible spectrum access mechanisms, and guidelines on project procurement procedures <blockquote> <p>Invitation to tender for an SPF study on flexible spectrum access mechanisms, and guidelines on project procurement procedures</p> </blockquote> <p>Licence exempt and spectrum access techniques such as Dynamic Spectrum Access are important parts of the suite of access mechanisms providing a light touch spectrum regime for innovation. As we move into a period of intensifying and diverse uses of connectivity (from broadband applications for traditional communications and entertainment purposes to smart city, intelligent transport, automotive, distributed manufacturing and medical applications,) it is important that efficient access mechanisms are available. This diversity of usage will require a diverse range of spectrum access mechanisms, including access on an increasing subnational and localised basis, and access to spectrum without delays while awaiting frequency coordination of assignments and licence issue. As such, it will be valuable to investigate the applications that might use the spectrum, candidate spectrum tranches and the potential evolution of licence exempt and light licensing approaches, dynamic licensing or self-management of spectrum blocks.</p> <p>Please find attached details of an invitation to tender for a study on flexible spectrum access mechanisms. The scope of the study is given in the first attachment (document number SPF SB CP(17) 17 rev 1. Also attached are the guidelines that we use on competitive study contract awards.</p> <p><strong>The deadline for receiving bids is 23 June</strong>. Selection will be undertaken via a panel of volunteers from the SPF Steering Board (but unconnected with any bidding candidates). The selection will take place around 30 June. We expect to announce by 3 July the selected contractor to conduct the study the anticipated duration of which is 3 months.</p> <p>Requests for clarification and final bids should be sent to <a href="mailto:Raj.Sivalingam@techUK.org">Raj.Sivalingam@techUK.org</a>&nbsp;and <a href="mailto:Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org">Skye.MacLeod@techUK.org</a>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>The purpose of the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is to be a pro-active industry-led 'sounding board' to UK Government and Ofcom on future policy and approaches on spectrum and a cross-industry 'agent' for promoting the role of spectrum in society and the maximisation of its economic and social value to the UK.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p>