This Thursday evening (May 14th), I'll be discussing Open Spectrum at the May meeting of the Boston chapter of the IEEE Communications Society. My working title: Open Spectrum ― Physics, Engineering, Commerce and Politics. This is a technical audience, so we'll touch the physics of electromagnetic propagation and examine radio engineering solutions as they stood in the 1920s, as they are today and where they're likely to take us in the coming decade. But we'll also look at the politics of spectrum regulation and the commercial implications of recent developments.
Just to get your attention:
- We'll explain why the TV White Spaces (TVWS) won't be considered "beach front spectrum" in the future, and
- Why the lasting impact of the FCC's recent TVWS decision may be what it does for "secondary access"
If you're in the greater Boston area and at all interested in spectrum policy or the commercial evolution of WiFi and other unlicensed technologies, please stop by.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and the presentation soon after at the Verizon Labs, 117 West Street, Waltham. The meeting is preceded by an optional dinner at Bertucci's, Winter St, Waltham, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all, but please let Paul Zorfass know if you plan to attend the dinner at Bertucci’s. Paul can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. More directions and details here.