Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

In Partnership With

Building an Ecosystem for the CBRS Band

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room: S231
  • Session Number:  TH09

Description

The U.S. has allocated 150 MHz of spectrum for fixed and mobile broadband under the newly-created Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3550-3700 MHz band. CBRS will be the first multi-tier spectrum sharing framework, in which one or more Spectrum Access Systems (SASs) will actively manage incumbents, priority users, and general authorized users. Incumbents in the band include shipborne radars operated by the Department of Defense, and receive-only earth stations in the fixed-satellite service. Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), utilities, and other terrestrial users currently in the 3650-3700 MHz segment are required to transition from 50 MHz of spectrum to 150 MHz of CBRS. Wireless Innovation Forum members including vendors and service providers will provide an introduction to CBRS, CBRS Standards overview, Certification, discussion on the regulatory and technical issues of transition, and ecosystem presentations. 

Program

1.    Workshop introduction: Lee Pucker, CEO, The Wireless Innovation Forum
2.    Video Presentation - Nokia, Alphabet, Qualcomm Demonstrate Private LTE Network on CBRS Spectrum: Chris Stark of Nokia and Preston Marshall of Google
3.    Tutorial Presentation
        a.      Overview of CBRS: Andy Clegg, Spectrum Engineering Lead, Google Fiber
        b.      CBRS Standards: Prakash Moorut, North America Spectrum Lead, Nokia
        c.      CBRS Certification: Kurt Schaubach, CTO, Federated Wireless
        d.      Panel Discussion: Part 90 Transition and Other CBRS Use Cases

                  i.    Moderator: Richard Bernhardt, National Spectrum Advisor, WISPA         
                  ii    Panelists: David Fritz,  Nokia
                        Scott Imhoff, Cambium Networks
                        Preston Marshall, Google
                        Juan Santiago, Ruckus Wireless 
4.    Lunch Break
5.    Ecosystem Presentations
       a.    Recap of CBRS Use Cases – Mark Gibson
       b.    Comsearch – Mark Gibson
       c.    Federated Wireless – Kurt Schaubach
       d.    Google – Andy Clegg
       e.    Nokia – Chris Stark 
       f.    Telrad – Chris Daniels
       g.    Ruckus Wireless - Juan Santiago
       h.    Ericsson - Sree Koratala
       i.    Cambium Networks - Scott Imhoff

6.    Round Table Discussion


    Speakers

    Richard Bernhardt

    National Spectrum Advisor
    WISPA
    Moderator

    Andy Clegg

    Spectrum Engineering Lead
    Google Fiber
    Panelist

    Chris Daniels

    Vice President and Regional GM, North America
    Telrad Networks
    Panelist

    David Fritz

    Senior Consulting Enginner
    Nokia
    Panelist

    Mark Gibson

    Director of Business Development
    Comsearch
    Panelist

    Scott Imhoff

    Director of Business Development
    Cambium Networks Ltd
    Panelist

    Sree Koratala

    VP and CTO, Web Players
    Ericsson
    Panelist

    Preston Marshall PhD

    Technical Program Manager, Spectrum Access Technology
    Google
    Panelist

    Prakash Moorut

    North American Spectrum Lead
    Nokia
    Panelist

    Lee Pucker

    CEO
    Wireless Innovation Forum
    Moderator

    Juan Santiago

    Director of Product Management, Small Cells
    Ruckus Wireless
    Panelist

    Kurt Schaubach

    CTO
    Federated Wireless
    Panelist

    Chris Stark

    Head of Strategy and Business Development, North America
    Nokia
    Panelist