Centre for Internet & Society

Shyam Ponappa, a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society is participating in a workshop on TV White Space. The workshop is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and sponsored by the Ford Foundation at the Royal Hotel Plaza in New Delhi on June 21, 2013.

See the original published by the Indian Institute of Technology website here

About the Workshop

This workshop will discuss the regulatory aspects of TV white space with a focus on Indian requirements. We believe that making the most efficient use of the TV white space spectrum will offer tremendous benefits to the low-income broadband users in India. It will also provide opportunities to the academia and indigenous industries for research and development, thereby creating intellectual property related to methods feasible for TV white space spectrum usage and access in India.

The workshop is intended for researchers, policy makers, and industry professionals working in the area of TV white spaces. The discussions will provide exposure to the TV white space applications and regulations across the world. The regulatory framework for TV white space present elsewhere in the world will be in focus, and we will provide suggestions for the same in India. This workshop may sow the seeds of developing a regulatory framework for TV white space operation in India.

The program consists of an overview of the TV white space regulations and standards from different countries around the world, and a discussion on the TV white space regulations necessary for the Indian context.

09:30  10:00
Inauguration and Introduction
10:00  10:30
WhiteSpace Applications, Regulations and Technologies, Dr. Apurva Mody, White Space Alliance
10:30  11:00 Tea Break
11:00  11:30 Geo-location Database – U.S. TV White Spaces and Beyond
John Malyar, iConnective
11:30  12:00
TV White Space Detection and Spectrum Characterization in India, Prof. Vinay Ribeiro (IIT Delhi) and Prof. Animesh Kumar (IIT Bombay). Based on collective work done at IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay
12:00  12:30
White Space Opportunities in South India
Prof. Zafar Ali Khan, IIT Hyderabad
12:30  14:00 Lunch
14:00  14:30 Enabling the Global Spectrum Village, Jeffery Yan, Microsoft
14:30  15:00 TI solutions for TV white space
Jose Frangline, Texas Instruments
15:00  16:00 Panel Discussion
16:00  16:30
Tea Break
16:30  17:00 Regulations of Ofcom, Dr. Reza Karimi, Technical Policy Director, Ofcom
17:00  17:30
Regualtions of FCC, Dr. Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC
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