Participants: Robert Horvitz, Tim Forde, Jay Koh
When: 12.30pm – 2pm, Saturday 30th June
This question is set against a backdrop of the electromagnetic spectrum being increasingly understood as a scarce and very valuable resource . The so called ` Spectrum Crunch’ made the headlines of the New York Times recently→.
Though on the one hand a very technical topic, concepts relating to spectrum are increasingly becoming part of mainstream discussions about ownership of network infrastructure and the future role of sharing and commons models to the network economy.
Most people will be familiar with the concept of unlicensed spectrum from their use of WiFi devices.
There are lots of questions about how we will support all the billions of wireless devices that will emerge over the next decade, about who should own what spectrum, about whether we should have more or less unlicensed spectrum, or about whether we should develop various sharing options.
For those less familiar with spectrum, this panel follows on from A Spectrum Primer by Linda Doyle, an introductory talk into the models and politics of the Electromagnetic Spectrum for people who are new to the topic.