Wireless Innovation Forum Seeks Volunteers in Developing Spectrum Sharing Annual Report

Report to consolidate world-wide spectrum sharing research and trials, provide easy reference on state of spectrum sharing and specific market viability for first time

Online PR News – 19-November-2013 – Washington, DC – The Wireless Innovation Forum, a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, today announced the formation of a project aimed at creating a reference guide that identifies and synthesizes the results of spectrum sharing research and trials, identifies projects in development and articulates issues being addressed and that need to be solved. The project, Spectrum Sharing Annual Report, is led by the Forum’s Spectrum Innovation Committee.

“In producing this report, the Forum will act as a neutral party in presenting results. There are many diverse and independent studies being undertaken to evaluate spectrum use. One of the aims of this project is to bring together the results, normalize them, and present them in a way that is understandable by the policy and regulatory personnel who develop the rules related to spectrum use. We believe this is the first time that this has been attempted and we think the results will be very beneficial to the development of future spectrum policy,” says Forum Board of Directors member Peter Stanforth of Spectrum Bridge.

This project will utilize one on one interviews with decision and policy makers, research available publications, conference proceedings, and contributions from researchers and developers outlining details on:

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• Spectrum occupancy studies
• DSA, White Space and Spectrum Sharing Test beds, field trials
• These will be highlighted on a map
• Spectrum sharing, white space devices
• Relevant research programs
• Relevant standards developments
• Relevant regulatory proceedings and other public policy actions, including future plans for specific bands
• Business Models
• Technology advances and new developments, including an IP survey, perhaps with a graph showing number of patents versus year

Inputs may also be taken from the proceedings of facilitated workshops hosted by the Forum. It is planned to be updated annually.

The Forum is seeking participation from regulators, policy makers, spectrum managers, networks planners and wireless researchers for this important project. Please contact Forum CEO Lee Pucker at Lee.Pucker@WirelessInnovation.org if you are interested. For more information about the Forum’s Spectrum Innovation Committee, visit http://groups.winnforum.org/spectrum_innovation_committee.

Wireless Innovation Forum member representatives have initiated and led multiple work efforts that promote their organization’s specific objectives through the creation of reports, recommendations and specifications that are widely used by the advanced wireless community. The importance of these "work products" is reflected in the fact that over 12,000 individual documents were downloaded from the document library in 2012 alone.

Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to advocating for spectrum innovation, and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio(CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit www.WirelessInnovation.org.

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