Spectrum: Next Generation Interference Resolution and Enforcement

A new generation of techniques to resolve spectrum interference is needed.

Tags: Spectrum Policy / Technology Policy

A new generation of techniques to resolve spectrum interference is needed.

The increasingly complex radio spectrum environment presents new interference threats, while new and evolving technologies promise innovative solutions to managing interference, resolving disputes, and enforcing rules. Opportunities exist for voluntary, inter-party collaboration and coordination to prevent and resolve most interference incidents today and going forward. Next generation interference resolution, indeed, is an important topic being studied by and discussed at the Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and other policymaking groups.

This Silicon Flatirons conference will examine the progress made in the past decade and prioritize work to be done for the next generation of interference resolution and enforcement. Key topics to be discussed include:

  • The changing radio system environment and associated challenges
  • Current and emerging interference resolution and enforcement requirements
  • Particular challenges of federal/non-federal band sharing
  • Improved capabilities for detecting, classifying/identifying, locating and reporting interference
  • Computer systems to improve interference detection, dispute adjudication, and rule compliance

READ MORE for a full conference summary and background.

A report on this conference by Jeffrey Westling and Alex Vetras is available. (pdf)


Sessions

09/15/16 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Welcome and Introduction
  • Pierre de Vries
    Director Emeritus and Distinguished Advisor, Silicon Flatirons
09/15/16 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Panel 1: Taking stock - progress and challenges
  • Rebecca Dorch — Moderator
    Senior Spectrum Policy Analyst - Office of the Director, NTIA Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
  • Charles Cooper — Panelist
    Acting Field Director, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Anna Gomez — Panelist
    Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Charla Rath — Panelist
    Vice President, Wireless Policy Development, Verizon
  • Fred Wentland — Panelist
    Senior Vice President, Freedom Technologies Inc.
09/15/16 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Break

09/15/16 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel 2: The use of technology to improve enforcement
  • Keith Gremban — Moderator
    Director, NTIA Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
  • John Chapin — Panelist
    Visiting Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Preston Marshall — Panelist
    Wireless Networking, Google
  • Thomas Power — Panelist
    Senior Vice President & General Counsel, CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Harry Surden — Panelist
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
09/15/16 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Break

09/15/16 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Panel 3: The role of market and regulatory institutions
  • Bryan Tramont — Moderator
    Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
  • Paige Atkins — Panelist
    Associate Administrator, NTIA Office of Spectrum Management
  • John Hunter — Panelist
    Senior Director of Technology and Engineering Policy , T-Mobile USA
  • Rick Kaplan — Panelist
    Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, National Association of Broadcasters
  • David Redl — Panelist
    Chief Counsel, Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/15/16 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Wrap-up Discussion
  • Pierre de Vries — Moderator
    Director Emeritus and Distinguished Advisor, Silicon Flatirons
  • Rebecca Dorch — Panelist
    Senior Spectrum Policy Analyst - Office of the Director, NTIA Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
  • Keith Gremban — Panelist
    Director, NTIA Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
  • Dale Hatfield — Panelist
    Spectrum Policy Initiative Co-director and Distinguished Advisor, Silicon Flatirons
  • Bryan Tramont — Panelist
    Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
09/15/16 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Reception

Please note: per university alcohol policy, only registered guests will be admitted to the reception.

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