WhiteSpace Alliance® to Speak at Spectrum Futures Conference in Singapore

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October Conference Will Focus Upon Use of Shared Spectrum to Rapidly Deploy Internet Access in Southeast Asia

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The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA®), a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, today announced its members will be featured speakers at the Spectrum Futures Conference in Singapore in October, 2014.

The new conference, hosted by the Pacific Telecommunications Council, will focus upon the latest developments in the use of spectrum for Internet access in Asia and Oceania with a particular focus on South and Southeast Asia. Spectrum Futures will feature briefings by country regulators and platform suppliers about innovations in the use of unlicensed, shared and licensed spectrum to support rapid deployment of Internet access. The conference will take place 29-30 October, 2014, at the Arts House in Singapore.

“Southern Asia represents a rapidly growing market for shared spectrum solutions,” said Dr. Apurva N. Mody, Chairman of WhiteSpace Alliance. “Our broad ecosystem of members has strong Asian representation and knowhow regarding whitespace technology implementation. Many of our members have participated in spectrum sharing trials in countries such as Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines.”

Dr. Mody will address the conference on Thursday, 30 October, in a presentation entitled, “Whitespace-Enabled Rural Broadband to Cognitive M2M”. Also on Thursday, Mr. Parag Naik, CEO of WSA member Saankhya Labs, will describe “How Dynamic Spectrum Access Works”.

Telecommunications regulators are increasingly exploring the use of underutilized spectrum (“whitespace”) to provide cost-effective broadband access, with trials conducted in more than 30 locations throughout the world. Singapore has been especially active in supporting whitespace deployment in Asia. In June, it announced new regulations for sharing spectrum which will take effect later this year.

WhiteSpace Alliance, developer of Wi-FAR™ and WSAConnect™ interoperability specifications, has a following of more than 200 major commercial, academic, government and regulatory organizations around the world. WSA member organizations benefit from access to technical specifications that decrease development costs; expanded access to global markets, regulators and government agencies; and ongoing marketing support at no additional cost. Consumers benefit from a multi-vendor, interoperable ecosystem that brings down the overall cost of broadband access. For more information on WhiteSpace Alliance, please visit http://www.WhiteSpaceAlliance.org

About WhiteSpace Alliance
The mission of the Whitespace Alliance (http://www.whitespacealliance.org/) is to promote the development, deployment and use of standards-based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum. By promoting the use of standards, the Alliance will enable companies to provide broadband connectivity at reasonable cost. The WSA will also act as an enabler of the emerging white spaces ecosystem by helping to put in place interoperability, conformance, and compliance testing to make sure that our member stakeholders get the needed information & collaborations to succeed both in the market place and with regulatory requirements. Interoperability specifications will allow multiple vendors to enter the market and help to reduce the costs for the consumers. WhiteSpace Alliance promotes the use of IEEE, 3GPP and IETF Standards for use in the WhiteSpaces.

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Dr. Apurva N. Mody, Chairman WhiteSpace Alliance
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