Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. EST

Future 6G wireless systems will be defined by their ability to flexibly and efficiently utilize a scarce resource – spectrum. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration recently proposed the opening of 3.5 GHz (Citizens Broadband Radio Service CBRS) band to share spectrum for wireless broadband use. A key challenge remains in how to maximize overall system throughput while guaranteeing reliable communications and minimum quality of service for those sharing the spectrum. 

This panel will explore the advancement in enabling spectrum sharing, and the impact of softwarization and AI on spectrum sharing in future wireless systems. A diverse group of panelists will outline the challenges and opportunities associated with transitioning future cellular networks to a cloud-native, end-to-end programmable, fully virtualized paradigm, and the impact of that transition on spectrum sharing among licensed and unlicensed wireless systems. The discussion will also address whether the availability of AI-based algorithms to automatically control and orchestrate network resources end-to-end will impact our ability to provide reliable and efficient spectrum sharing.

Moderator: Monica Paolini, Founder and Principal, Senza Fili


  • Andrew Clegg, Spectrum Engineering Lead, Google
  • Monisha Ghosh, CTO, FCC
  • Iyad Tarazi, CEO, Federated Wireless.
  • Tom Rondeau, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
  • Sheryl Genco, Director, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

Format: 75 min panel discussion (5 min presentations, panel discussion, audience Q&A) 

October 20 - 21, 2020

Virtual Event

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