Upcoming USTTI Emerging Technologies and Spectrum Planning Webinar

The USTTI will conduct a webinar on Wednesday July 29 from 10:00 AM EST to 12:00 PM EST addressing Emerging Technologies and Spectrum Planning. In collaboration with USTTI Board Member the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the session will provide participants with examples of the work being undertaken by the FCC to ensure that spectrum is available for new and emerging technologies.

Webinar Description
Radiofrequency spectrum is the lifeblood of advanced wireless technologies. Spectrum management in the U.S. consists of allocating spectrum to various services, terrestrial and satellite, in low, mid and high-band ranges. Service rules are created to promote intensive and efficient spectrum use. Spectrum access authorizations are issued on a licensed and licensed-exempt basis to promote new and innovative technologies and applications. As the competing demands for spectrum access intensify, the FCC is pursuing both exclusive use and shared spectrum allocations among various services and technologies. This presentation will walk through several examples to highlight the FCC’s continued pursuit of greater spectrum access for all types of services and technologies.

Instruction will be led by Ronald Repasi the Acting Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. The Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) is the Commission’s primary resource for engineering expertise and it provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners, and the FCC’s Bureaus and Offices. Mr. Repasi has 28 years of experience in managing the nation’s radiofrequency spectrum resource with extensive experience in satellite network communications, licensed wireless network operations and unlicensed technologies. Mr. Repasi joined OET in 2003 and served as the Office’s Deputy Chief since 2007. He was the Commission’s Liaison to the Inter-department Radio Advisory Committee for several years. He now serves as the agency’s representative on the Technical Panel established by the Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015 to evaluate new and innovative approaches to increase the spectrum supply for non-federal operations while supporting equitable federal access to the nation’s valuable radiofrequency spectrum resources. Prior to joining OET, Mr. Repasi spent more than a decade in the Commission’s International Bureau where he helped secure global spectrum allocations for fixed and mobile satellite services at two ITU World Radiocommunications Conferences. He developed service rules for satellite operations, including provisions for shared satellite and terrestrial spectrum use. Mr. Repasi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University.

To register for the session please email USTTI Curriculum Coordinator Jamal Anderson (janderson@ustti.org).