Tony Lavender chaired the afternoon session of a European Commission workshop on spectrum sharing held on 20th March in Brussels. The workshop was organised by DG Connect, and examined the design and use cases for geolocation databases for both LSA and white space applications. Tony’s input was based on Plum’s recently published Insight on spectrum sharing. The discussion highlighted a number of issues including modes of sharing, the availability requirements for geolocation databases, definition of exclusion and protection zones, the requirements for sharing to be dynamic and incentives for incumbents to share.
Plum’s Insight paper on spectrum sharing can be found here.