Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Gains Momentum

01 December 2014

Aruba Networks, Broadcom and Saankhya Labs are among a group of companies that have joint the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, a global industry group lobbying for laws and regulations that will allow the dynamic reuse of parts of the electromagnetic spectrum for different protocols for wireless communications.

One of the best known examples dynamic spectrum allocation is that proposed in TV assigned bands where various groups are proposing and trialing digital communications under the term television white space (TVWS).

The group was founded in Singapore in June 2013 and the latest round of sign-ups has taken DSA membership to 41 organizations that include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Aviacomm, MediaTek, Murata and Texas Instruments.

The DSA argues that dynamic spectrum allocation is more efficient and more effective than fixed frequency allocations and can thereby improve access to the Internet for the general population as well as being an enabler of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, which might otherwise be prevented by a lack of spectrum resource.

The full list of the latest joiners are AirTies, Aruba Networks, ATDI, Broadcom and Saankhya Labs, with Broadcom and Aruba Networks being elected to assign representatives to the organizations board of directors. ATDI is the first French company to joint the group and Saankhya Labs the first Indian company to join the group.

"Governments around the world recognize that expanding Internet access is key to their economic growth as it will help them deliver healthcare, education, emergency communications, and other government services to their citizens, as well as enable a new generation of small- and medium-sized businesses and increase output for key sectors such as agriculture," said Professor H Sama Nwana, executive director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, in a statement.

"These new members are joining at the end of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s first full year as an incorporated entity, signifying both a growing need for efficient spectrum allocation and a resounding endorsement of our spectrum policy positions. The world is changing rapidly and so must spectrum policy, especially as we increasingly move further into the digital age."

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