SpectrumX Policy Outreach Director, External Advisory Board member react to release of FCC, NTIA memorandum of understanding
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, August 2, that the two agencies will be increasing their coordination on spectrum management efforts.
Monisha Ghosh, SpectrumX Policy Outreach Director, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and former Chief Technology Officer at the FCC, and Janice Obuchowski, SpectrumX External Advisory Board member, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Technologies, and former Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, within the Department of Commerce, NTIA, offered their comments.
A recent article published in the technology magazine IEEE Spectrum focused on the clash of U.S. billionaires over spectrum resources.
The article, “SpaceX and Dish’s super-shady war for the world, or, why three billionaires are girding for battle over spectrum supremacy – why it matters,” was published on July 15, 2022.
Embodying SpectrumX’s mission of fostering a broad spectrum community, three former undergraduate students at SpectrumX Member Institutions are now pursuing spectrum-related graduate degrees. All three have chosen a different institution for their graduate studies, with all institutions involved in the Center.
Nick Laneman, center director of SpectrumX, the National Science Foundation Spectrum Innovation Center, and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame; and William Webb, external advisory board member of SpectrumX and chief technology officer of Access Partnership, were consulted by Mitch Leslie on a recent paper in ScienceDirect.
On June 16 and 17, 2022, SpectrumX, the first U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Center, held its inaugural center-wide meeting at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The review meeting gave each working group and project team the opportunity to share updates and obtain feedback on their collaborative efforts. Presentations were given on the center’s numerous priorities, including policy outreach, broadening participation, education and workforce development, and research in such areas as use cases and coexistence, economics and policy research, radio and networking technologies, and data and machine learning.
On May 18, 2022, SpectrumX held its first External Advisory Board (EAB) meeting with the center leadership team at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
The first U.S.National Science Foundation (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Center, SpectrumX is the world’s largest academic hub where all stakeholders can innovate, collaborate, and contribute to maximizing social welfare of the precious radio spectrum. The center is composed of 41 founding researchers and staff from 27 universities, and is partnered with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), an NSF Major Facility. Founded in September 2021 with a 5-year, $25M grant from NSF, SpectrumX’s mission is to pursue interdisciplinary research, education and workforce development, collaboration, and policy outreach.