Spectrum Sharing Workshop
at WInnComm-Europe 2015

6 October 2015

Around the world, spectrum sharing is moving from concept to reality, driven by increasing demands for wireless services but a fixed amount of spectrum to meet those demands. Nascent spectrum sharing arrangements typically involve disparate wireless systems and services, including broadband networks, radar, broadcast, and even radio astronomy, requiring innovations in both the technical and regulatory domains to mitigate co-existence challenges.

The purpose of this day-long workshop is to explore spectrum sharing at a practical level. The focus will be on actual spectrum sharing arrangements around the world, how they're structured, lessons learned, public benefits achieved,  and how to create novel regulatory and technical innovations to allow for co-existence between often disparate systems.

The workshop will include invited talks, and a limited number of contributed presentations that further the stated objectives.

The tentative program follows (all sessions are on Tuesday, 6 October):

08:30-10:00 (Plenary session)

Spectrum Sharing in Europe, Paul Bender (BNetzA) (presentation)

Spectrum Sharing in Asia/Pacific, Jim Beveridge (Microsoft)

Spectrum Sharing in U.S., Preston Marshall (Google)


ASA/LSA vs. Three-Tier, Marja Matinmikko (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Ltd.)

Nokia perspective on LTE, LTE-U and Wi-Fi, Irina Balan (Nokia) (Presentation)

Moving Beyond Co-Existence: Blending Wi-Fi and Cellular, Suresh Leroy (Alcatel-Lucent)

TVWS: Challenges to Success, Peter Stanforth (Spectrum Bridge, Inc.)


DSA Annual Report/Evolution of Unlicensed Bands/Sharing in 5G and Beyond, Lee Pucker (Wireless Innovation Forum)

Licensed Shared Access (LSA) Field Trial Using LTE Network and Self Organized Network LSA Controller, Seppo Yrjölä (Nokia Solutions and Networks, Finland) (presentation)

Sub-Nyquist Wideband Acquisition and Spectrum Sensing of Multiband Signals, Anastasia Lavrenko and Florian Roemer (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany); Giovanni Del Galdo (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS & Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany); Reiner S. Thomä (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany) (presentation)

Cognitive PMSE for Spectrum Sharing at UHF, Georg Fischer, Johannes Brendel and Steffen Riess (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)


Panel Session, moderated by Andy Clegg (Google): Striking a balance between protecting incumbents and facilitating spectrum sharing, featuring panelists:

  • Marja Matinmikko (VTT)
  • Paul Bender (BNetzA)
  • Preston Marshall (Google)
  • Georg Fischer (FAU University and ETSI STF386 chair)
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