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FCC Announces Agenda for 3.5 GHz Workshop March 13, 2013

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Released: March 7, 2013


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DA 13-367
March 7, 2013

FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology

Announce Agenda for Workshop on the 3.5 GHz Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

WT Docket No. 12-354

The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology are
hosting a workshop focusing on the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to make 100 megahertz of
spectrum in the 3550-3650 MHz Band (3.5 GHz Band) available for shared small cell use. The workshop
will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Commission’s Headquarters in Washington, DC.
The tentative agenda is below; a finalized agenda will be released prior to the workshop.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking lays the groundwork for the widespread deployment of small
cell technologies in the 3.5 GHz Band, and would spur significant innovation in wireless technologies and
applications throughout the economy, while protecting incumbent users in the Band.
The goal of the workshop is to bring together top innovators and thinkers in the small cell,
database management, and spectrum sharing fields to discuss technological developments. The workshop
will explore small cell technology in the context of the 3.5 GHz Band as well as database and dynamic
spectrum sharing technologies that could be utilized to manage access to the Band.

Tentative Agenda


Opening Remarks

Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology

Panel #1: Small Cell Technology, Network Design, and the 3.5 GHz Band

Leo Cloutier, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development,
Brighthouse Networks
Prakash Moorut, Senior Research Specialist, Nokia Siemens Networks
Dr. Jeffrey Reed, Director, Wireless@VirginiaTech, Virginia Tech
Dan Lubar, WhiteSpace Alliance
David Gurney, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Motorola Solutions
Moderators: Paul Powell, Attorney Advisor, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau and Robert Pavlak, Senior Electronics Engineer, Office of Engineering and


Brief Remarks of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski



Conversation: Addressing Spectrum Challenges through Spectrum Sharing and
Small Cell Technology

Tom Power, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications, Office of
Science and Technology, White House
Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Member,
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Peter A. Tenhula, Senior Advisor, Department of Commerce, NTIA
Moderator: John Leibovitz, Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Lunch Break


Panel #2: The Spectrum Access System – Innovative Approaches to Dynamic Spectrum

Vanu Bose, President and CEO, Vanu
Durga Malladi, VP, Engineering, Qualcomm Research
John P. Malyar, Chief Architect, iconectiv (formerly Telcordia Interconnection Solutions)
Dr. Preston Marshall, Deputy Director, Information Sciences Institute, Computational
Systems and Technology Research Professor, University of Southern California
Peter Stanforth, CTO, Spectrum Bridge
Moderators: Mark Settle, Deputy Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and
Technology and Robert Sole, Chief of the Spectrum Engineering Branch, NTIA Office of
Spectrum Management


Small Cell Technology Overview

Milind Buddhikot, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

Technology Exhibition

Featuring small cell and spectrum access technologies from iconectiv (formerly Telcordia
Interconnection Solutions), Nokia Siemens Networks, Qualcomm, and Spectrum Bridge.


Attendance. This forum is open to the public. All attendees are advised to arrive approximately
30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process. Attendees
are encouraged to pre-register by submitting their name and company affiliation via email to Cecilia
Sulhoff ( in order to expedite the check-in process the day of the event. Please
use “3.5 GHz Workshop” as the subject line in your email.
The forum will be webcast at
Accessibility Information. To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes,
large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to or call the FCC’s Consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document can
also be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) at:
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contact: Paul Powell at (202) 418-1613 or by e-mail:

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