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Lecture: Modern Approaches to Spectrum Management
January 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
During most of the twentieth century, regulators adopted a command and control approach to spectrum management. During the past twenty years, advances in wireless technology and ever increasing demand for wireless spectrum have forced regulators to seek new approaches to spectrum management that are more efficient and more flexible than previous methods. While engineers remain the core contributors to this vital field, innovations in spectrum management have come from many disciplines, including economics, business, policy and law. Provided with a broad set of choices, regulators face difficult decisions ahead.
In this presentation, we examine the motivation and implications of various approaches, including unlicensed spectrum; commons, market-based, and unrestricted usage; spectrum sharing; liberalization; technology neutrality, and service neutrality with particular consideration for the interference and harmonization implications, and the potential gains and/or losses for incumbent spectrum users. The implications of new spectrum policy for future wireless technology and vice versa are profound.
Speaker: Prof. Mina Dashti is with Islamic Azad University, Eastern Tehran Branch in Iran. From 2005- 2014, she served as a project manager and later head of the ITU and APT Research Group of the Communication Regulatory Authority in Tehran, Iran where she provided technical and regulatory criteria for minimizing spillover and eliminate harmful interference, analyzed the results of GSM spectrum measurements in the boundary areas to find a method of resolving harmful interference and accelerating cross border coordination, collaborated in drafting of various bilateral cross border frequency coordination agreements, attended international and regional conferences such as ITU-R study group meetings, WTSA, and APG15-3. She is currently a visiting professor in the Radio Science Lab at UBC.