Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. EST

Spectrum may be one of our future’s hottest commodities. Integral to enabling an ever-increasing number of connected devices, spectrum and untapped spectral resources are the focus of the latest innovative research and techniques. Cellular systems, Wi-Fi networks, and fixed and mobile links are progressively crowding the spectrum, prompting the U.S. FCC to allocate more than 20 GHz of non-consecutive bandwidth for unlicensed services, experimental licenses, and the exploration of innovative applications in the THz communication – a key wireless technology at the core of 6G systems. 

This panel will explore the innovative research and techniques leading the search to unveil untapped spectrum, the role of governments and spectrum policy makers in enabling spectrum access, outline a few technical roadblocks to tapping into the THz band, and examine the road of opportunity beyond.

Moderator: Josep Jornet, Professor, Northeastern University 


  • Gerhard Schoenthal, COO, VDI
  • Mike Marcus, Consultant, Former FCC Senior Spectrum Policy Manager
  • Edward Knightly, Professor, Rice University
  • Sundeep Rangan, Professor, Associate Director NYU WIRELESS
  • Thomas Kürner, Prof. Dr.-Ing. at TU Braunschweig

October 20 - 21, 2020

Virtual Event

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