Future of Broadband Wireless Access to be Determined in Global Confab in PH

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Experts on latest ICT innovations will come together for the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) Global Summit, to be held at the Manila Peninsula from May 6 to 8. Foreign delegates will take part in various conferences as they talk about the latest developments in dynamic spectrum access technology, as well as exploring different regulation strategies, initiatives, and business strategies that will aid in enabling governments, businesses, and communities to harness this resource, reduce the costs of wireless bandwidth, and provide reliable and affordable broadband access in both urban and rural settings.

The Philippines is one of the countries among the other Southeast Asian nations that has a significant number of its population that are struggling when it comes to connectivity. The DSA Global Summit will gather industry experts to discuss, debate, and demonstrate the impact of Dynamic Spectrum in various aspects within the context of a social and business economy.

Dynamic spectrum access and management is essential for cognitive radio devices, which can scan and utilize available radio frequencies for data communication, allowing for efficient use of radio electromagnetic spectrum that is reliable whenever and wherever needed.

One of the dynamic spectrum technologies implemented in the country is TV White Space, which communicates with a database to locate available frequencies in an area. TVWS has been utilized in areas affected by the Bohol Earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda, and will be used to provide last mile connectivity in remote areas for the Free Wi-Fi Internet in Public Spaces project of the DOST-Information and Communication Technology Office.

Keen on hosting the event, Undersecretary Louis Napoleon C. Casambre of the DOST – ICT Office is positive that the summit will provide significant inputs on the development of the TVWS program.

“Broadband access particularly in the rural areas of the country can contribute significantly to socio-economic development and is a key component for inclusive growth that we aspire for.” Usec. Casambre said.

The importance of ICT technologies in development has been brought to light with its capabilities in improving various sectors of the society, such as production, transportation, education, e-healthcare and even disaster management. According to Prof H. Nwana, executive director of DSA, development of ICTs in Asia has been encouraging.

“In the Philippines, Free Wi-Fi, use of TVWS spectrum and ICT have been embraced in national plans for its socio-economic growth, making it the perfect location to host our Global Summit,” said Prof. Nwana.

This event is produced and sponsored by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, and is co-sponsored by The Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) and the National Telecommunications Commission.  For questions, please contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org.

 

DOST-ICT Office – The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology is the Philippine Government’s lead agency on ICT related matters. Its primary thrusts are in the ICT Industry Development, eGovernment, ICT policy development, Internet for all and Cybersecurity.

About the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance – The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization. The DSA’s membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations from around the world, all working to create innovative solutions that will increase the amount of available spectrum to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike. Visithttp://www.dynamicspectrumalliance.org/.