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Professor Laneman discusses Spectrum Policies to Advance Better Broadband Through 5G

Professor J. Nicholas Laneman joined the discussion on Spectrum Policies to Advance Better Broadband Through 5G, part of the newest series “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G sponsored by Broadband Breakfast.

Panelists included:

  • Dr. Robert Kubik, Senior Director of Public Policy at Samsung Electronics America
  • Patrick Welsh, Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs at Verizon
  • Dr. J. Nicholas Laneman, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

“I enjoyed this opportunity to reflect and compare perspectives on how the US has made so much more radio frequency (RF) spectrum available to support growth of cellular 4G / 5G networks as well as WiFi technologies in the roughly 10 years since we formed the ND Wireless Institute and taught our first multidisciplinary course on the subject, coincidentally around the same time that the FCC released its National Broadband Plan,” said Laneman.

These are exciting times to be in the wireless and RF field.

Professor Laneman

“Economic innovations such as incentive auctions and public/private partnerships as well as technical innovations such as spectrum sensing and spectrum access databases have added news tools to our toolbox, and numerous opportunities to share spectrum between wireless communication networks and defense, scientific, public safety, and other RF systems present challenging directions for future research, education, and workforce development. These are exciting times be in the wireless and RF field.”

This event is part of a six-part event series, “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” on Broadband Breakfast Live Online.