Welcome to the GTPRN December 2023 Newsletter
This issue is quite special in terms of its volume and scope as it focuses on the World Radiocommunication Conference of 2023 and is being issued at the time of the conference which is held from 20 November till 15 of December 2023.
Our first exclusive article is by Herman Schepers, Founder and Managing Partner, Policy Impact Partners “WRC-23 Will Shape the Future of a Key Spectrum Band” which addressed the extensive discussion at WRC-23 with the focus on the viewpoint of no change to the band of 6 GHz as favored by Wi-Fi industry. You can check his article at the GTPRN website or by the end of this newsletter.
Our second article is by one of our favorite authors, Prof. Giovanni Geraci, along with Lorenzo Galati-Giordano, Nokia Bell Labs, Stuttgart, and Marc Carrascosa and Boris Bellalta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. The article is entitled “What Will Wi-Fi 8 Be? A Primer on IEEE 802.11bn Ultra High Reliability” and will provide our authors with a glimpse on the future of the Wi-Fi technology. You can check their article at the GTPRN website or by the end of this newsletter.
Our third exclusive article is by Steffen Ring “The Future of Railway Mobile Communications in Europe: A new track-to-train radio system ideal for very high-speed services is being rolled out across Europe”.
On the other hand, Luciana Camargos, GSMA’s Head of Spectrum highlights in her timely article ‘Mobility at a Crossroads at WRC-23’ the importance of the different bands under discussion within WRC-23 for the future of mobile industry including the bands 600 MHz, 3.5 GHz, and 6 GHz. You can check her article at the GTPRN website or by the end of this newsletter.
Another insight into the future is by Dr. Sendil Kumar, Director – Standards & Spectrum, Ericsson, “Preparing for Future towards 2030 and beyond” where our readers will get excellent detailed overview on the progress of mobile connectivity in the next decade within the ITU. You can check his article at the GTPRN website or by the end of this newsletter.
Our last author is Dr. Rolla Hassan, Senior Manager, International Regulation at NTRA of Egypt which provides our readers with estimation demand for 5G networks. Dr. Rolla has an insightful blog, telecomanalysis.org, which has different original posts on trendy telecom policy issues such as 2G, 3G sundown. You can check her article at the GTPRN website or by the end of this newsletter.
It was also our pleasure to host the first meeting of the “Global Spectrum Management Forum (GSMF)” meeting under the (WRC-23): Our Wireless Future at a Crossroad” theme of “The World Radiocommunication Conference-23 on Wednesday 14th of November 2023 at 3pm GMT.
The forum accommodated senior professionals from the global spectrum management community in addition to the academia namely, Alex Roytblat (Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Wi-Fi Alliance), Luciana Camargos (GSMA’s Head of Spectrum), Martha Suarez (President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance), Martin Sims (PolicyTracker Managing director and lead analyst), Mohaned Juwad (Director Spectrum Policy at Intelsat), Rob Frieden (Pioneers Chair in Telecom and Law at Penn State University), and Shiv K. Bakhshi (Vice President, Industry Relations, Ericsson).
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